Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, with many couples choosing to exchange their vows in breathtaking, exotic locations. Many of the weddings and couples I have had the opportunity to work with as a destination wedding planner feature venues in beautiful settings such as Paris, the French Riviera, and even Lake Como.


While these destination weddings offer a unique and memorable experience, they also require careful planning to ensure they go smoothly. Choosing the right destination wedding planner and getting to know them is crucial to the success of your big day. 

Here are a few things you should ask a destination wedding planner and why it’s essential to ask them.

Asking the right questions can help you understand the planner’s experience and expertise, establish clear communication and expectations, and avoid potential problems and misunderstandings. A good destination wedding planner should be able to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision without having to be there in person.

Important questions to ask your destination wedding planner – 

When it comes to the planning process, you will want to ensure the planner has a clear and organized approach from the beginning.

Here are some questions to ask:

  • What is their planning process and timeline?
  • How involved will they be in the planning process?
  • What is your desired involvement during the planning phase?
  • What is their approach to handling unexpected situations or changes?
  • How do they handle communication with vendors and suppliers?

These questions will give you a good understanding of the planner’s process. It will also show whether they have the skills and resources necessary to handle any issues that may arise during the planning process.

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Questions to ask about the wedding day – 

The wedding day is the most important part of the destination wedding, and you want to ensure everything runs smoothly. Here are some questions to ask to ensure your wedding planner has everything under control for a stress-free day.

What is their role on the wedding day?

  • What is their role on the wedding day?
  • How will they handle any issues that may arise?
  • As a destination wedding, many weddings become a multi-day event – how do you plan logistically special events and attendees?
  • How do you handle the transition of events on the day of the ceremony flowing?
  • Do they have a backup plan in case of emergencies?

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Ultimately, a destination wedding and choosing the right planner are crucial to the success of your big day. Before looking for a planner, make a list in advance of questions, details, or concerns you may have and create a centralized place to organize your thoughts. This will ensure every detail you would like to see or discuss is not missed on your big day. 

By taking time at the beginning of the planning process, asking the right questions, and choosing a planner who is a good fit for your needs, you will be well on your way to having a successful and stress-free destination wedding.

Thursday May 11th, 2023

Making Your Dream Destination Wedding a Reality: Questions to Ask Your Planner

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