Introducing your professional full-service destination wedding planner

About Maggie Wenzel

After graduating from the Travel & Tourism program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario I started working as a travel agent and quickly fell in love with the destination wedding industry and everything about it. I organized my first destination wedding group in 2012 and my passion for destination weddings and romance travel planning has only grown since then.
After graduating from the Travel & Tourism program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Destination weddings provide romance, excitement, and a lifetime of memories for the couple and their guests, which perfectly sums up the saying: “Away is a place where it’s not about the money you spend, it’s about the moments you share”.

Tips for Planning the Perfect Destination Wedding

Congratulations! The ring has been presented and the proposal accepted…so what’s next?

You’ve spent your entire life dreaming about this once-in-a-lifetime occasion; the dress, the cake, the flowers; a full play by play through your minds eye on exactly how it will all come together. This is supposed to be the most magical day of your life, your wedding day. Not so long ago “running away to get married” was taboo for most couples, and their families, but recently the popularity of hosting a wedding away has seemed to gain a lot of momentum. For the bride and groom, the lure of a glamorous, tropical getaway shared with their closest friends and family is strong enough in itself but combine it with a chance to escape the stress of planning a wedding at home and it becomes virtually irresistible. When it comes to a wedding away, there is so much to consider; location, ambiance, food, activities, wedding amenities, special extras and so much more…where do you start?

As an experienced travel counselor and weddings away specialist, there are a few things I think all couples should know when starting to plan for a destination wedding:

1) Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff:

Planning a wedding away with a hotel wedding coordinator who is thousands of miles away at a venue you won’t see until you arrive just comes with the territory. While the hotel wedding planners will do their best to accommodate every component exactly as you had envisioned, it is important to keep an open mind and not be nit-picky over every minor detail.

2) Un-friend?:

While the invite list consists of everyone you hold near and dear to your hearts, the reality is that some of your close family members and friends may not be able to make it. Whether for financial, work or personal reasons someone can’t attend, friendships shouldn’t end just because they have declined your wedding invitation when you had the expectation that they should be there.

3) Consult a professional:

Planning a trip and booking it online may work for your average quick getaway but when it comes to making the arrangements for the most important day of your life, you shouldn’t try pulling this one off on your own. Finding someone who specializes in this area and is passionate about planning Weddings Away can make or break your entire experience.