If you’ve decided to have a destination wedding, chances are you’re considering an all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive resorts found in Mexico and the Caribbean offer the best bang for your buck, both for you, the wedding couple, and your guests. Keep reading for some expert tips on planning your wedding at an all-inclusive resort.

Choose Your Venue

You don’t have to have every detail of your wedding planned in advance, but it’s helpful to have an idea of your wedding style as you begin looking at resorts to host your wedding. First on your to-do list will be choosing the venue for your ceremony. If you’ve always dreamed of a beach wedding, choosing a ceremony venue will be as easy as a tropical breeze. A rooftop or terrace ceremony might be just the thing for those killer heels though. Knowing the various venue options for each resort is a great place to begin because small details like this might be the deciding factor between two resorts.

Think About Your Guests

Most destination weddings are smaller than traditional weddings. Even so, you might want to make sure accommodations are sufficient, especially if you’re planning a major bash.

Nearly all the couples I work with are also concerned about the guest travel budget. While we want to keep costs down, the cheapest all-inclusive resort possible shouldn’t be the goal. Most guests are happy to spend the money to be there for your special day, and the best way you can thank them for coming is by choosing a high-quality resort with great amenities, good food, and plenty to do for the entire guest list. You can’t put a price on a memorable vacation with those you love, so it’s important your guests have an unforgettable time at your wedding for all the right reasons.

Your Wedding Budget

While you’ll likely end up spending less money on a destination wedding than you would if you got married back home, you still need to think about the budget. Most all-inclusive resorts offer a wedding package that includes a certain number of guests and then charges per guest above that number. Figure out exactly who you want to invite, what kind of decor you like, and what your overall wedding experience will look like to keep your budget in the black.

Hire An Expert

There are thousands of resorts to choose from, but not all of them are right for a wedding. Most of them are fine, even amazing, for a vacation, but it takes a special type of resort to pull off a destination wedding. As a destination wedding specialist, I know the ins and outs of these resorts and which ones will give your wedding the attention it deserves.

If you have questions about how to get started, or what a destination wedding at an all-inclusive resort looks like, reach out to me at kate@katestravel.com, and we’ll get started!