Planning a destination wedding requires a whole separate timeline. Here, learn how to get everything done for your wedding with time to spare.
Stay on track with this month-by-month guide (click to expand):
Set a budget. Factor in the number of guests and determine how much you can afford to spend.
Decide on a place. Consider your wedding style and choose a first, second and third choice. Consider travel time and distance.
Research resorts in your country/location of choice and compare what each offers. Shop for packages and consider all-inclusive packages. Compare prices and inclusiveness as well as recommendations, ratings and references.
After selecting a resort, make travel arrangements for a visit.
Have the location’s on-site wedding coordinator give you a list of preferred local vendors such as the photographer, florist and band.
Visit the resort and meet with the on-site wedding coordinator and local vendors. Look into a group discount on room rates.
Begin your search for your honeymoon location if you will not be honeymooning at your wedding destination. If you’re getting married during a peak holiday season such as Christmas, you may need to book your honeymoon 9 months in advance.