Expert International Destination Wedding Planner – Meet Precious!

Houston expert destination wedding planner

Welcome to the website of an Expert International Destination Wedding Planner! We have an organization of experienced destination wedding planners who specialize in creating unforgettable weddings for couples all over the United States.

What started out as an occasional destination wedding or local Houston wedding quickly evolved into a turnkey boutique Houston destination wedding planning company. “We’re not out to be the biggest in the industry, but we won’t settle for being anything less than the best,” says founder and event director Precious Richardson, Houston-based lead wedding planner, and destination wedding planning expert.

While you’re searching for a solution to help you realize your destination wedding vision, we invite you to sit back and get a feel for what Precious
has to offer. While you’re doing so, envision our seamless deliverance of your very own precious nuptial: timeless execution, blissful emotions, chic decor, and a wedding that’s uniquely you!

You may ask, “What sets Precious Nuptials apart from the rest?” We’re down to earth, fresh with ideas, and super selective. Unfortunately, we can’t take on every wedding that comes our way. We will, however, remain selective in the number of events we handle at any one given time. What does this mean for you? Once you are part of our elite clientele, your wedding and its details won’t be compromised… ever! You got it: All of our clients get the same special treatment.

We understand that planning a destination wedding can be a daunting task, and that’s why we are here to help. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to create a unique and personalized wedding experience that you and your guests will never forget. We will help you plan every detail of your wedding, from selecting the perfect venue to arranging all of the necessary travel and accommodations.

We have extensive experience planning destination weddings in various locations, including tropical islands, exotic cities, and breathtaking mountain resorts. We are passionate about creating the perfect wedding experience for our clients, and we strive to make sure that every detail is taken care of.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and satisfaction. Our team is available to answer any questions and provide you with the best advice and guidance throughout the entire planning process.

Thank you for considering us for your destination wedding planning needs. We look forward to helping you create the wedding of your dreams!

Bride Interview with Executive Planner, Precious Richardson  

How long have you been planning weddings and how did you become a wedding planner?

Our company brings a unique experience level to the world of wedding planning and production. We came into the destination wedding planning business with a unique position. We didn’t simply add destination weddings as a service to our website. We’re tried and true. Our company’s foundation was built around the marriage of two companies. We began as a luxury boutique travel agency, specializing in leisure travel for group and family adventures to Mexico and the Caribbean.   In 2002, we planned our first Mexico destination wedding.  As the years progressed, we experienced a great influx of interest in destination weddings. We simply fell in love with the wedding planning process! There was such magic and joy in the overall planning and production process that we decided to position ourselves to service local Houston couples’ planning their wedding in the Galveston and Houston Metro areas. We operated as two companies, Enjoy Travel and Precious Nuptials, while honing our craft and perfecting our niche. In 2006, Precious Nuptials became Precious Nuptials & Destinations — a Houston-based international destination wedding planning and production company.  Since then, we have maintained all of our travel agency certifications to continue to offer our clients the best-fit options in every aspect of planning and attending their destination weddings and honeymoons.  While we periodically continue to plan local weddings, most of our clients are international destination wedding clients.

Do you work alone?

Our company consist of a few awesome individuals that make up one terrific team! While Executive Planner and owner, Precious Richardson, works with clients looking to produce fun filled fabulous destination weddings and select local weddings, alike. The behind the scene coordinators, assistants, staff and key production crew, makes for a complete Precious Nuptials & Destinations team.

Is Precious Nuptials & Destinations a licensed and insured company?

Absolutely! In addition to being licensed, we are also backed by our seven-figure insurance policy.  This size of coverage serves as invaluable when this type of liability coverage is necessary to gain working access to specific venues or to work with specific vendors.  Also, we can quickly obtain a certificate of insurance for any venue or vendor as required for our work on your event.

When dealing with travel, will we work with Precious Nuptials & Destinations or an outside company that you contract?

You will deal directly with us. If your guests require travel, we will deal directly with them. Our clients love having the invaluable resource of our guest travel and concierge services. As a couple, you should not have the stress of researching, arranging travels, communicating your findings to your guests, overcoming their objections, and making sure everyone on board gets there. We’ll be in charge of your travel planning, negotiating group rates, reviewing contracts, securing best-value travel, developing group activities, and maintaining it all in a very organized fashion — all while helping you plan a fabulous destination wedding experience!

Speaking of destination weddings, do you work with clients outside of the Houston local area?

Absolutely!  Our system is set up to work seamlessly on a virtual level. You will have web access to your very own destination wedding database. In this database, we keep track of the total planning system of your wedding. When consultations are necessary, we set up a virtual meeting through our conference call system. If you’re located outside of the Houston area, we can help you plan your destination wedding seamlessly. All you’ll need is internet access. It’s that simple!

This all sounds so wonderful, but it also sounds expensive. Are we going to be able to afford this?

Services are not tangible. Therefore, it is sometimes hard to conceptualize the investment. Truly enjoying the planning process versus pounding the pavement and dealing with hiccups is a value all in itself. Once you know you need our services, we will offer you the best-fit collection based on the total needs of your wedding, including your financial comfort zone. The beauty of our collection of services is the customization process. With this process, couples aren’t faced with including and paying for services they don’t need or want. However, once you look at our services from a value perspective, you will experience quality services that are essential to an enjoyable wedding planning adventure.

What type of bride or client do you work best with?

We work best with clients that are not afraid to imagine and make it happen! A bride that isn’t afraid to be herself, a bride that isn’t afraid to buck the trends, and couples who what their wedding to be unique to their personalities are all clients that we love working with. We believe that all couples can have the wedding of their dream wedding. Whether you allocate $30k or $300k to produce your dream, it’s most important to remain true to realistic expectations.  A realistic financial allocation is always conducive to a smooth wedding planning process.  We simply appreciate the couple that’s authentic and realistic. Most importantly, we love clients that understand our work processes. It makes for an awesomely smooth and pleasurable planning experience for everyone.

What type of client will not benefit from your wedding planning services?

Prospects that don’t see the value of our services will not benefit from our services. We will value planning your wedding and it’s important that you value our services. Prospects that question our value will question our services and process moving forward. Therefore, this type of prospect with typically works best with someone they see value in.


Will I lose control of my wedding if you are planning it for me?

Absolutely not!  We’re not in the business of taking over your ideas and making your final decisions. With our wedding planning services, you will always be in control of your wedding, the decision-making, and the details. From customizing your service collection to the overall design, no two weddings are alike. You are unique and your wedding should be also. Our planners are here to walk you through your ideas and cultivate and mesh them with our overall process of pulling them together. With Precious Nuptials, guests will attend your wedding and take in all the details that are uniquely you! It’s your wedding, your day, and your way. We’ll simply make it precious!

Will you work with vendors I’ve already hired and want to work with?

Absolutely! It’s your wedding. With our wedding planning services, you are in full control of every single wedding detail, including choosing your vendors.  While we’ll be here to offer suggestions, the final decision will be yours. We do not have a problem working with wedding professionals you’ve already hired or are looking to hire. We’ll simply help you build your ideal team of wedding vendors. After all, it’s what you hired us for!  🙂

I noticed that in addition to international destination wedding planning services, you offer intimate garden and beach elopement wedding packages for Galveston, Texas. Is this service the same as the wedding planning services you offer? 

Our Galveston elopement and intimate wedding service packages are not the same as the wedding planning services we offer.

  • Our wedding planning services are ideal for couples who desire a hands-on planning experience. In other words, we walk our clients through the steps in planning and designing each and every detail around the unique vision for their wedding day (picking the just right venue, designing all of the decor elements, picking flowers, stationery, entertainment, menu and cake tastings, complete budget customization, etiquette guidance and so much more!).
  • Our Galveston elopement and intimate wedding packages are ideal for the couple that desires a simple show-up and get-married experience. Our Galveston elopement and intimate wedding couples will supply us with basic details in reference to their ceremony and look/feel for their wedding day. We take these all important details and create your special day for you! You simply show up on their wedding day and enjoy being a bride and groom.

Do you take credit cards and offer a payment plan?

Double yes. We accept credit cards and break the post-retainer balance into four to six payments, depending on the scope of your planning. We bill this way to ensure that your payments are being applied as work is applied to your wedding planning process.

This sounds like the very thing we’ve been looking for.  What happens next to start the process?

Great!  Head over to our contact page, fill it out, and hit submit!  If you’re beyond this step, email or call us. We want to hear about your wedding and make sure we are a good match for your wedding with a collection that best fits your needs and personality.

Can we contact former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

We have done this before and would not have a problem doing this again. However, we shy away from this out of respect for the privacy and time of our client base. When you’re wedding planning process is complete, we will shy away from bombarding you with contact from our new client requests as well. We understand that this can become a chore and we wouldn’t want to obligate you.  Instead, we’d welcome a written review of our services. You too can gain immediate access to what others have said about our work by visiting our testimonials.

We have a couple more questions and would love to speak with you! 

Please do! We require a get-acquainted consultation, which is totally complimentary, prior to retaining our services. Let’s schedule a time to get acquainted.


Tell us how we can help you plan your destination wedding.

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