Check low season specials for the destination that you decide upon. Example – If you are getting married in May, highly recommended to check that your chosen destination is not having its peak period in May because this will mean paying almost double to what you would pay in low season. Check honeymoon specials offered for your destination like discounts for brides, fruit baskets, champagne, room upgrades and sometimes gifts from the resort or a free day tour.
I planned all of this out without telling my wife. I had to tell her that I’d arranged a place to stay the night in Eureka Springs just so she could prepare appropriately for the trip. But, I made it sound like there was not such a to-do in the details so that as the evening unraveled it would be a culmination of pleasant lilliputian surprise.
If you are planning a destination and resort do not be afraid to ask for every discount you can find. Many hotels, restaurants and other event locations will offer discounts based off the amount of people that will be attending. This could mean cutting or increasing your guest list to accommodate, however, the savings can be worth it.
If you really want to emphasize on the brand name, try to shop online. Through online shopping, you will get your desired outfit at a much reduced rate. You can easily get a discount anywhere between 20% and 25%. But be careful to choose a safe online payment processer.
Once you have your quotes and you’ve decided on your resort, ensure that you understand every part of the quotation laid out for you. Does it include flights, AIRPORT TAXES, a pick up from the airport when you arrive at your chosen destination, does it include all meals, drinks and tours. Exactly how many nights does the quotation state. Is the room category suitable and does it include a double/queen or king size bed. Check the payment cut off date because if you pay months in advance, you could qualify for a discount.
By using a travel agent, you have the best of everything. You will find the most recent deals, receive free upgrades if they are available and have the added bonus of a knowledgeable wedding professional to help you plan your wedding. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Think about what KIND of wedding you want to have. When your guests are walking away from your wedding, what would you like them to say about your day? Would you want them to say that it was personal? Romantic? Thoughtful, Fun, Crazy? Or more laid back, enjoyable and relaxing? More formal or informal? Glam or genuine? Write down a few adjectives about what you want your wedding to be like and start building ideas from there. You will have a guide to go by, and this will help you know what NOT to include in your wedding day.