(Closed) Destination Wedding Question: HELP PLEASE!

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
2076 posts
Buzzing bee

Well they can’t read your mind and automatically know exactly what kind of services you are interested in.  If you were planning a local wedding you would need to reach out to vendors to get the necessary information, so just because you are having a Destination Wedding doesn’t change that.  

Post # 3
1769 posts
Buzzing bee

FutureMrsCaldwell:  We’re doing a destination wedding too at Dreams Punta Cana and they’re also really slow at getting back to me. They have so many other weddings they’re doing before yours, so the other ones take priority right now.

The way I understand it is that once the major things are sorted out (date, time, reception location), the details get sorted out once you arrive, which is why they generally want you to be there three days before your wedding.

Try to not freak out, everything should be amazing 🙂

Post # 6
1580 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

That hasn’t been my experience in planning our wedding in Jamaica. We set up monthly phone calls to get everything together. Now, I’m not being very picky about things (not saying you are). I’m just kind of picking what I want and calling it done. I don’t think twice about anything. They aren’t reaching out to me about stuff but that’s because most of it is done and a lot of the stuff we have to pick out won’t be done until we actually get to the resort. You’re going to go down in March, which is perfect! You’ll be able to finalize all the plans and everything will be perfect. And remember, if it’s not perfect you are the only one that is going to realize it. When having a destination wedding you have to let go of a certain amount of control and just let it happen. You’ll be in Mexico which will be awesome enough for your special day! Everything else that happens right is just gravy.

Post # 7
2037 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

For our wedding in Jamaica, it was really easy to plan. I had to do a lot of the reaching out, but when I did so, they were responsive and handled everything as I asked. But they were definitely a bit slower than I would have liked. Everything worked out perfectly though, and we had a brilliant day!

Post # 8
6849 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

My destination wedding is only about 4 months out and I don’t really hear from the hotel/venue unless I initiate the call/email. Closer to the date I’m sure they’ll be reaching out more about the guest count, tables, set up, etc. but until then I’m sure they have plenty of other weddings to focus on. 

But anytime I email them, they always get back to me (though sometimes it takes a couple days). They’ve been happy to set up conference calls with me too if I want to talk more in detail about things. 

Don’t be worried that they aren’t initiating emails/calls with you. Your wedding is still 6 months away and I’m sure they have a lot going on right now. It’s about to be their busy season after all. 

Post # 9
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

For our destination wedding they sent us information when we picked our date and when I asked questions but they weren’t activitly contacting us till about 2 months before the wedding. Everything worked out perfectly!

Try not to stress! They host many weddings, sometimes multiple times a day! Your wedding just isn’t a prioirty right now, unfortunately. 

Post # 11
640 posts
Busy bee

My friend had a planned elopement in Hawaii and she was always the one to contact the hotel.  As others have said, they won’t contact you until it’s much closer, and only if you don’t contact them first.  

Post # 12
720 posts
Busy bee

My was still in the states but , it was mostly done though email since it was on the other side of the country and I planned it all over the phone. They were also very slow and they waited till about 30 days out to really plan everything out. I also freaked out because I saw my other friends get married and go to the places try the food. Look at the wedding site all that fun stuff. I did not get to do that so I was scared at times but it all came together. I think cause those places just do it so much they don’t worry but I did. 30 days out though I probably started to email like once a day about something. Haha 

Post # 13
13 posts
  • Wedding: February 2016 - Islamorada Fish Company

Don’t worry! Our destination wedding venue only responds to our emails rather than asking us questions too, and we know the venue fairly well. I think it’s par for the course, though I did feel that sting of “uh oh, are you guys on board with this?” as well. 

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