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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Ormesher

Destination Wedding? Here's Where To Start

You're engaged! Congratulations!

Saying "yes" to the one you love and the whirlwind of activity that comes after is both exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. If you're planning a destination wedding, then you'll need to enlist the help of some amazing people. From travel advisors to onsite wedding planners, these are the people who will help make your dream wedding a reality.

How does Canopy of Stars help with destination weddings?

We will help you determine the best resort for your wedding based on first-hand experience. We know which resorts offer perks and which ones have the best prices. We also have exemplary relationships with wedding planners and staff so we can get information more quickly than you can on your own.

Best of all, Canopy of Stars will handle all of your and your guests’ travel arrangements. Can you imagine trying to book Aunt Becky’s transfers and room at the same time you are sending out invitations and scheduling bridal fittings?

Once your party has arrived at the destination, Canopy of Stars will still be providing support. When cousin Eddy doesn’t like his room, he can call us to have it all worked out instead of asking you to fix it. Having us in your back pocket will give you an added layer of insulation between all the things that could go wrong with travel and the real reason why you are there—your wedding.

If you choose an international location, this may be the first time some of your guests have ever been out of the country. They are sure to have plenty of questions about passports, traveling during the time of Covid, and what happens if they need to cancel their trip. Instead of calling you to have their questions answered, Canopy of Stars will provide expert answers to ensure they are ready to travel. We will also be able to answer simpler questions about the dress code for the resort or if the menu has gluten-free options.

On occasion, we may be able to provide on-site support. In this case, one of our expert advisors would travel with you and be available to assist the group for the entire time you are at the destination.

Will I still need a wedding planner if I’ve hired Canopy of Stars Travel?

Yes. Canopy of Stars and the onsite wedding planner will work together to help you celebrate your marriage.

We will be in charge of helping you choose a location that fits your budget, style, and preferences. We will also book all travel arrangements for you and your guests and help with any issues that may come up while traveling.

The onsite wedding planner is in charge of the day-of details on your wedding day. Additionally, they will help you with wedding plan packages and options to secure florists, photographers, and caterers.

When should you hire Canopy of Stars to help you plan your destination wedding?

You should hire us as soon as you have decided to have a destination wedding. Our primary job is to help you determine the venue, which is one of the first things you should secure in the planning process.

How can you prepare for the first meeting with us?

When you visit with Canopy of Stars Travel for the first time, be ready to answer the following questions:

  • What is the approximate number of guests you are expecting?

  • Are any of these guests under 18?

  • Do you have a preferred resort or destination in mind?

  • From what cities will your guests be flying?

  • Other than the wedding itself, what other events would you like to host? Some of these events might include the rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, or a celebration brunch.

It’s ok if you don’t have all of this information nailed down the first time you talk to us.

Canopy of Stars Travel is a must-have for a destination wedding.

A destination wedding is planning a huge group vacation with all the added details of the wedding. There are a lot of logistics involved which can become taxing. With Canopy of Stars, you won’t need to worry about any of that. Instead, you’ll be raising a glass, toasting your spouse, and celebrating with friends and family.

I wish you a lifetime of love! Cheers!


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