If you watched the short-lived TLC reality show Wedding Island, you may have left wondering if a destination wedding is right for you. Beyond the hyped-up drama lies some truth to the task. Destination weddings do take a lot of work, but the right planner can make all the difference. Many brides want to be in control, but you can’t do everything from thousands of miles away.
Once you’ve decided on your destination, you’ll need a point person to help coordinate the effort. First, find out if your location offers an on-site coordinator. If you can’t meet in person, connect via Skype to get on the same page and develop some trust. Ask about the coordinator’s previous experience with weddings.
Take time to hear about the planner’s vendor relationships. If the coordinator has 30 weddings under her belt, she likely has a track record with florists, stylists, photographers and musicians.
Develop a clear understanding of what type of services the planner will provide. Will she arrange transportation for your guests? How about prepare gift bags for guests? Miscommunication is one of the biggest mistakes surroundings weddings. It’s compounded when the assumptions and mistakes happen across many miles..
Finally, ask about the wedding planner’s process. Some planners work with all-inclusive wedding packages that take care of decorations, food and more. If you’re prepared to let a planner make the final call, make sure you’re communicating your preferences in your initial meeting so you’re satisfied with your big day.
If you have kids in the house, you likely already know what a challenge it can be anytime they come into the kitchen. Whether they want to help with a batch of chocolate chip cookies or you’re just trying to make any ol’ dinner, messes — and maybe a few tears — are likely to ensue. Baketivity helps families streamline the kids-in-the-kitchen experience, with baking kits featuring everything you need, as well as easy directions, so you can enjoy more treats and fewer tears. This summer, it has even given its subscription boxes a travel twist, focusing on sweet treats from countries like Sweden, Mexico and Italy.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
It’s time for a celebration as we announce the winners of our 2022 The Trazees, in their eighth year. Congratulations to all the amazing winners!
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Cape Cod’s Chatham Bars Inn partnered with Lexus to offer the Lexus Ultimate Beach Drive Experience. The luxurious off-road beach experience allows guests access to Cape Cod beaches from behind the wheel of a Lexus GX460. Chatham Bars Inn is the only resort on Cape Cod to secure the necessary permits to drive on to some of the area beaches.