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How We Help You Find The Perfect Destination Wedding Location

May 21, 2024

Destination Weddings


When it comes to choosing the perfect destination wedding location, the options are endless! Thankfully, with a destination wedding planner (like us!) by your side, it’s much easier to narrow it down. Of course, we have our favorite resorts, but what’s most important is making sure to find a spot that fits your vision for your big day. So how do we do that? Here is a quick run-through of our process. 

tropical wedding venue with stone walls and reflecting pool, decorated with floral arch and meadow aisle runners

Choosing a Destination Wedding Location

To help you choose the perfect destination wedding location for your big day, we’ll hop on a call to chat about your vision. This will help us not only get to know each other but also narrow down some locations for you. If you aren’t sure what you want, that’s no problem! I can walk you through some popular options to see how you feel. I know what’s out there and what works best. 

Based on the info you provided on the call, I’ll come up with a proposal that includes a short list of venues. We include real photos of actual wedding setups at the locations, and make sure to include even the newest resorts that fit your vision! From there, it’s up to you and your partner to decide which option is right for you and your big day. 

wedding arch and white chairs set for ceremony on grass with palm trees and ocean in the background.

Things to Consider Before Our Call

What is your budget? 

The number one thing we need to know on our initial planning call is your wedding budget. After all, the budget will determine everything from travel to accommodations and catering! Even if you can’t provide an exact number, a rough estimate will be enough to get the ball rolling. 

When do you want to get married? 

The time of year that you choose to get married will affect the weather, temperature, beach conditions, and more. Although some things are unpredictable (rain happens year-round in tropical destinations), avoiding certain seasons can make your experience much better. 

What vibe do you want? 

Feet in the sand? Sky terrace overlooking the beach? Lush scenery? Resorts are unique, and each one has its own style. Giving us an idea of what type of day you’re looking for allows us to match you with the perfect locations. 

Kids or no kids? 

Many all-inclusive resorts are adults-only, so if you’d like to have kids at your wedding, that’s something we definitely need to know upfront. But that’s not to say you can’t have an all-inclusive wedding with kids! We have plenty of family-friendly options if that’s something that’s important to you. And if you only have one or two kids who will be in attendance, we can even recommend an adults-only property that is attached to a family-friendly resort, so everyone is happy!

Overhead view of tropical resort with wedding ceremony setup overlooking the ocean.

Visiting the Resorts

Once you’ve received your proposal with our resort recommendations and chosen your favorite, we highly recommend that you visit the location in person before booking. We offer sneak-peek rates that are deeply discounted so you can make sure that the resort is exactly what you’re looking for. Over 50% of couples end up changing their mind after staying and touring properties! 

Destination Wedding Planning with The Travel Mechanic

Your wedding destination will completely shape the vibe of your wedding day. From the level of service to the views, it’s so important to find the right spot! We love working with our couples to find the perfect resort for their destination wedding. If you’re looking for some assistance in choosing your destination wedding location, we’d love to help! Just head over to our contact page and schedule a call

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