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.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.