As destination weddings increase in popularity, don’t be surprised when clients start to inquire about hosting their wedding away from home. While it may not be for every couple, for some it can be the perfect answer in the search for an unforgettable celebration. Not sure how to gauge which couples are destined to say ‘I do’ on the road? Simply run through the following questions with them:
Do they seek an intimate celebration?
Not everyone is looking to have a wedding extravaganza. With shorter guest lists and smaller venues, destination weddings are the perfect opportunity for couples to enjoy their celebration with their nearest and dearest. In addition to cutting back on the budget, smaller affairs also offer a stress-free experience for all who attend. Destination weddings are a popular choice for those celebrating vow renewals and second weddings, as well.
Are they always after the next adventure?
When first getting to know your clients, be sure to ask them about what they enjoy in their spare time and about their dream vacation. Chances are it won’t be hard to determine if they’re a couple that seeks new experiences, whether they share a love of mountain climbing or a fantasy of traveling to Bali. Those who enjoy taking their lives off the beaten path will love the chance to incorporate their exciting lifestyle into their marriage by jetting off to get hitched. Providing them with information about on-site excursions will surely pique their adventurous spirit, as well!
Are they a no-frills couple?
It’s always refreshing to come across a couple that simply wants to be married, rather than get wrapped up in the minutiae of wedding planning. These are often the best candidates for wedding getaways, as they don’t require as much décor and planning in advance. When a locale is breathtaking enough as it is, there’s just no need for all the extra décor!
Small budget? No worries!
Often, couples shy away from the idea of a destination wedding in fear of high costs from airfare, accommodations, and other details. However, most don’t realize that tying the knot abroad is often much more affordable, due to shorter guest lists, access to local talent, and simpler details. If they are concerned with the dollars and cents, let them know that their dream is certainly achievable!
Don’t allow destination weddings to seem like an unattainable goal! The perfect celebration is out there for each and every couple—it’s just a matter of working with their preferences to create their dream come true.
Rebecca Hochreiter is the Vice President of Marketing & Customer Engagement at DestinationWeddings.com, the world's leading destination wedding and romantic travel planning company. DestinationWeddings.com has worked with over 20,000 couples and half a million guests to plan dream destination weddings. DestinationWeddings.com is one of the award-winning brands in the Celebration Travel Group collection.