WHY A DESTINATION WEDDING?
Weddings are a time of new beginnings. But where joy should be, sometimes there is stress. A lot of stress. Finding a banquet hall, interviewing caterers, choosing the wedding party, finding a dress, tailor, limousine, florist, etc. It can all get to be too much. Some couples have decided they want no parts of that and have found another option.That’s where destination weddings come in. This liberating, carefree experience makes the day about the couple, as it should be. If feeling the sand underfoot while starting life as a married couple is appealing, these steps will help:
Why Work With JEK Travels?
We offer full-service destination wedding travel planning, designed for the bridal couple who wants a professional involved in all phases of the wedding. Weddings are a time of new beginnings. But where joy should be, sometimes there is stress. A lot of stress. Finding a banquet hall, interviewing caterers, choosing the wedding party, finding a dress, tailor, limousine, florist, etc. It can all get to be too much.
Some bridal couples have decided they want no parts of that and find other options. That’s where destination weddings come in. Working with an expert will help take away much of the stress that comes along with planning a destination wedding. This will make it a much more enjoyable experience for you.
It takes experience and training to put together a successful destination wedding, and our Destination Wedding Planners are ready to answer any questions you may have. Our commitment is to provide services that fit your needs and to have you know exactly what you are getting when it comes to your wedding planning.Why
Planning A Destination Wedding
Do you have an overall wedding vision but you’re just too busy to execute the plan? Or maybe you’re excited to get started planning but have no idea where to begin or what steps to take.
Whether your wedding is right around the corner or you have over a year to plan, let us handle all of the aspects of your unique celebration from conception to completion. We will choose with you the finest vendors that reflect your personal style and price point.
We will create a dream story that is both authentic and romantic and organize all your paperwork, billings and contracts. Our team is there for you for the rehearsal, wedding day, and post wedding clean up.
If you want your wedding to be the best wedding you have ever attended, full planning is your insurance and the best gift you can give yourselves!
Benefits Of Using JEK Travels Destination Wedding Services
Our Planning Package Includes:
- Help the bride decide on her destination wedding or honeymoon venue
- Liaison for bride and groom in working with resort wedding team via phone & email
- Create a realistic budget development & management
- Checklist reminders to stay on track for the wedding
- Reserve travel accommodations for bride and groom
- Reserve group travel reservations for family members and friends for wedding
- Dedicated website with destination wedding information
- Work with you to gather all of the correct documentation required by the local government to apply for your destination wedding license and marriage certificate.
- Wedding Coordinator to help submit your application, documentation and mandatory fees to the local government office for delivery your marriage certificate to your home
- Review of venue & vendor contracts
- Reminders of due dates for vendor commitments & payments
Month of Wedding
- Meet bride in person, Skype, or over phone for final details of the wedding
- Coordinate the final walk-through of the ceremony & reception venue
- Confirm & coordinate all vendors, services, equipment, etc
Week of Wedding
- Continuous check in with bride to make sure you are stressed-free, relaxed & ready for the day
- Bride & Groom depart to destination venue several days ahead of guests
- Ensure all guests have received travel itinerary for travel arrangements to destination
- Wedding Coordinator to coordinate rehearsal, make sure everyone is ready for the big day
The Big Day
We make sure you the bride don’t have anything on your mind except to enjoy your wedding day with your guests. The resort coordinator will be available at your destination wedding to spring into action to handle any small details that may come up!
**Clients will be responsible for travel accommodations of wedding coordinator if they desire to have available at destination wedding**
Complimentary Destination Wedding Guide
Let's Plan Your Destination Wedding!
Please fill out the destination wedding form below. Once we receive and review your form you will receive a phone consultation to go over the the details. We will explain our services and our destination wedding retainer. Once the destination wedding retainer of $450 is paid the destination wedding planning will begin. All retainers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Wedding Planning Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should we hire a destination wedding planner?
To truly enjoy your destination wedding day without worrying about the details. Destination Wedding Planners are professionals who have experience and industry relationships that will allow couples wedding dreams to become a reality.
How early should we hire a destination wedding planner?
We recommend hiring your wedding planner as soon as you decide on your wedding date. As soon as you have the dates, it’s best to obtain the services of a destination wedding planner to ensure your dates are available at the resort.
Do you meet with clients?
Yes, if the clients are local we will schedule complimentary one-hour consultation to see if we’re a good fit.
What type of destination packages do you offer?
We offer custom destination packages depending on what type of service the couple is looking for and how much assistance. We customize packages to meet each client’s specific needs.
Do you charge a fee?
Yes, we charge a destination wedding retainer of $450 before any planning is started.
Do you offer a consultation?
Yes, we offer a 1hr consultation with the bride to gather all details for the wedding of your dreams. Some of the information we will ask in the consultation is guest count, budget, wedding date, destination location etc.
How do clients pay for services?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Checks, or Cash as form of payment.
What the planning process?
We will meet with bridal couple throughout different phases of the wedding process to gather information with various details to ensure everything goes smoothly. The bridal couple will have unlimited access to their destination planner and their coordinator at the resort via phone & email, updated progress meetings to check over planning tasks. The wedding coordinator will ensure that everything is on track with the destination venues. Talk about the budget and make sure its as realistic as possible. Review all venue and vendor contracts, ensure room blocks are on hold at the destination resort. Stay in contact with open communication from the start of services until the wedding day.
Do you travel to the destination wedding with bride & groom?
We can travel and be available at your destination wedding. It will be an extra fee and can be discussed doing your consultation.
What's the difference in a destination wedding planner and a venue coordinator?
A destination wedding planner represents you the client and works only for you to make every aspect run smoothly. We bring your vision to light as it slowly takes shape into reality for the dream wedding. A venue coordinator represents the venue. Their job is to oversee the venue staff, to make sure they are fulfilling their contractual obligations, serving food on time.