Hey there, travel advisors and destination wedding enthusiasts! Welcome back to our exciting blog series on the steps to plan the perfect destination wedding.
We’ve embarked on an incredible journey together, exploring the nuts and bolts of being a travel advisor who specializes in destination weddings.
In this last installment, we’ll cover the final steps of the destination wedding planning process, putting the finishing touches on an unforgettable celebration. So, grab your coffee, get comfortable, and let’s dive into the world of planning destination weddings!
Finalizing Your Wedding Group
Here is the final phase in this destination wedding training series discussing the steps to plan a destination wedding!
1. Final Payments
It is advised to send out reminders 10 days to 2 weeks prior to the balance due date.
2. Flight Details for the Airport Shuttle
Soon after the final payments are made, send the group a form to remit their flight details for the airport shuttle.
3. Final Details to the Couple
Schedule a meeting with your couple to go over the final details.
4. Group Concessions
When you are past the non-refundable date for the rooms, request the group concessions.
5. Finalize the Accounting
If anything is earned, finalize the accounting for your group and request a refund if applicable.
6. Request the Manifest
Once you receive all the flight times, send that to your group coordinator and request the manifest with the pick-up times.
7. Final Tips & Reminders
Send the guests final tips and reminders 2-3 weeks prior to departure.
8. Travel Documents
Email the travel documents about 2 weeks prior to travel.
Here is a video of us discussing these final steps, along with several great tips!
And there you have it! We’ve reached the end of our journey through the ins and outs of planning a destination wedding. I hope this series has been a valuable resource, providing you with the knowledge and inspiration to create extraordinary experiences for your clients.
Speaking of clients, if you need help getting destination wedding clients for your travel business, I encourage you to download my free checklist!