Should I plan a trip to my destination wedding location prior to the Big Day? If so, how many visits would you advise?
According to Preety Jaswal, Destination Wedding Specialist of Platinum Travel & Destination Weddings:
"You can always plan a trip to view a few resorts if you have not yet decided on your final choice. This is great if you have not been to that destination or if you're not familiar with all-inclusive resorts. Your travel agent can help arrange this with transportation to view a couple over a period of a few days.
If you have booked your wedding date then the resort can arrange meetings with vendors & a tasting (if arranged ahead of time) during your visit of a couple nights. Your 3-night stay can either be at a discounted price or if booked at regular price, then it may be deducted from you master account for your wedding. Every resort varies but most have options available.
I would recommend if you have the option to visit definitely go once - whether to determine which resort works best or if you have your resort booked then to meet with the vendors. Both will help tremendously with your wedding plans and ease any stress of the unknown. Not all of my clients do not have the means to do this so trust the choice they made and rely on their travel agent to help understand the resort options and wedding locations. If you are unable to travel prior to your wedding then I would highly recommend for the couple to arrive at the resort a few days prior to their guests the same week of their wedding to go over everything in person in destination."
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