Destination Wedding Specialist
Defined:: A certified specialist that has successfully completed destination wedding courses offered by leading continued education travel resources. These studies cover the aspects of current travel trends, features, locations specifics, and meeting the needs of destination wedding clients. This title is primarily seen with professionals authorized to sell travel arrangements.
Scene:: Any sized event seeking the knowledge of a certified Destination Wedding Specialist to coordinate the travel and events within the destination weddingmoon.
Pros:: Destination Wedding Specialist are very well versed in the complete demographics of location and property specifics. As sellers of travel, they are able to lock in good rates and group amenities while offering best price guarantees.
Cons:: They are often not experienced or knowledgeable in the “wedding planning” aspects of the event. Although this is not always the case, often times it will be.
Expectations:: Expect to receive a customized level of service with travel, wedding planning and group communication. Services typically will be like that of a travel agent with a specialized approach.
Destination Wedding Coordinator
Defined:: A professional, other than that of the on location coordinator, that will travel with you to your destination to coordinate the wedding specific events.
Scene:: Midsized (40 guests) to larger (100 guests) attendance events, with increased financial parameters, that desire to have a professional on hand other than the resort’s/venue’s on site coordinator.
Pros:: You will appreciate the extra level of comfort when dealing with a group and event at a foreign location. This person’s concierge level of wedding service in conjunction with the management/execution of your nuptials will add to and enhance the overall experience.
Cons:: As a coordinator of events, the Destination Wedding Coordinator will not be available to you the duration of the planning. Equally so, this person will not be able to assist with inside travel aspects of your group.
Expectations:: Expect on location services such as that of a month of planner. This person will typically begin working with you on your event six to eight weeks prior to departure. This person will generally arrive prior to your arrival and leave the day after all events are complete.
Stay tuned tomorrow as we continue to review planning services for your destination wedding!
[To your precious nuptial :: Cheers!]