Planning a wedding from miles away can be a huge task, so be sure to ask your on-site wedding coordinator about the packages that are available to make your planning process easier.
When choosing a location for a beach destination wedding, some brides only get to visit the location once before the wedding. Some never visit at all, but instead place their hopes in a location based on pictures and video they have of it on the internet. Unless you live a few hours away from your beach ceremony location or you have the funds to fly there frequently, chances are you will have to plan most of the details from afar. This can be tricky, especially since you want to know what your décor is going to look like, or which styles of gowns you should choose for the environment. Many details can either be overlooked or may not suit the occasion at all.
Thankfully, most beach resorts or public locations on the island you are interested in will offer wedding planning services; particularly with an on-site wedding coordinator. The coordinator typically works at the location and is very familiar with it, and will be able to offer plenty of assistance with the planning process. The nice advantage of having the event at a resort is that you will not only have access to the coordinator, but you will also have wedding packages available to you. Destination beach wedding packages save you time, money, and a lot of hassle by offering you everything you need for one price. They usually include:
Accommodations or discounted room rates for your guests
Gift baskets or beach theme favors
Some packages only include a few of these elements, while others include much, much more. The idea is to provide you with a rate for all of these necessities that costs you significantly less than it would if you chose to pay for everything separately from different vendors. Plus, it makes planning from afar much less stressful. You simply relay which designs, colors, or other preferences you have in mind, and let the resort do all of the work.
Many on-site coordinators will gladly keep you posted on the progress of your planning, and will even send you pictures or video of what your cake or floral arrangements will look like, allowing you to approve or disapprove everything beforehand. If your beach destination wedding will not take place at a resort, you can easily look up wedding planners in that specific area, or you can have your local wedding planner go to your beach location and take care of everything for you. Ideally, if you are having a destination beach wedding, try to take advantage of these helpful wedding packages by choosing a resort or other public location that offers these services!