Over the past three or four years, we have realized that we are an amazing resource for local brides who are getting married more than two hours away from home. In our world, more than two hours away from home-base is considered a Destination Wedding.
Some of the more-than-two-hours-away locations our brides have tied the knot in are: St. Thomas, USVI (see Tammy and Troy’s portfolio); Andrews, North Carolina (see Katie and Brandon’s portfolio); St. Simon’s Island, Georgia; Silver Spring, Maryland, and other corporate events all over the world (Bangkok, Thailand; Orlando, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; etc.). Our brides have told us that the benefit of hiring a planner that is local to them versus a planner that is local to the venue is that we can spend more time with them and really understand what it is they want for their wedding weekend. We can be available for a coffee appointment because the bride spent several hours on Pinterest and now has a new direction for the centerpieces. Otherwise, all of that would have to wait until she went back to the beach to meet with the planner there.
We’re really excited about working with some great ladies this coming year to plan their destination weddings. Keep an eye out as we’ll be posting pictures in the coming months from Cashiers, North Carolina; St. Simon’s Island, Georgia; and Savannah, Georgia.
Have you been thinking about a destination wedding but want to develop a relationship with your planner in person, rather than just on the phone and when you visit two or three times in the next year? We would love to help.
In the meantime, don’t forget about your guests who are making the trip to your destination. A welcome basket in their hotel room is always a nice touch. Here is a checklist to get you started. (Oh, and by the way, we can help put these together and deliver them to the hotels for you.)