Planning for destinations weddings is a big challenge even for the more experienced wedding planners. However, they still undertake the task because in the end, the experience is worthwhile and beneficial.
More and more couples prefer a wedding experience that is beyond a conventional ceremony and reception. According to Melissa Varela of Modern Romance Travel that specializes in destination weddings and honeymoons, they are averaging 1 to 3 new leads per day since the start of 2017. Planning a destination wedding can be overwhelming for couples and this is the reason why there are specialists who provide their services.
Wedding planners for destination weddings have connection to resorts. Usually the onsite wedding coordinator will provide information that is not accessible through the internet. Brides and grooms nowadays are busy with their careers and it is difficult for them to find time after a wedding to enjoy a traditional honeymoon. Through destination wedding, the couple can marry in a garden location and take a honeymoon on a villa down the beach.
While the threat of Zika virus has dampened the demand for destination weddings in traditional places, other locations have become rather popular to wedding couples. Sharon Campbell Little of Wedding and Honeymoon Travel Group in Los Angeles, the industry is going to see an increase in bookings to countries like Iceland, Ireland and Cuba. Many couples are considering far destinations like Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Connie Riker of Create the Moment said that she has already received seven inquiries related to Thailand, Bali and Indonesia. She believes that demand for destination wedding in Thailand is driven by the wedding and romance trip that was hosted by Thailand tourism board for booking agents two years ago. However, it is not easy to sell Southeast Asia to American couples because time and cost will be prohibitive.
Couples who want their wedding to be held in the gorgeous beachfront of Lamai Beach can avail of Koh Samui wedding packages. The couple can choose from the 85 luxury units to honeymoon in style. There are villas with private pools and elegant villa residences with contemporary features and amenities.