FAQ’s

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These are some of the most common FAQ’S when trying to determine if a Destination Wedding is right for you !

What is a Destination Wedding?
A destination wedding is when a couple decides they want to become partners in life in paradise with their guests.
Why a Destination Wedding?
A destination wedding is a great option to celebrate and enjoy family and friend over a whole week or longer in paradise. Or some couples might have been married before and now would like their second marriage smaller and stress free and maybe just the 2 of them. They can have their wedding & honeymoon and a much-needed vacation all at once.
How far in advance should planning begin?
Destinations weddings are very popular so travel dates and weddings dates book up fast, therefore planning should start at least 12 months in advance. This will also give the guests plenty of time to plan and save for the trip.
What are the legal requirements?
As all destination requirements are different. Please check out the Marriage Requirement page for a quick summary.
What about having a reception once we’re back home?
Yes, having a social theme party that resembles your wedding day like a Hawaiian Luau or a Mexico fiesta will allow those guest a chance to celebrate with you that could not make it to destination
Why book a destination wedding with Tammy Prost – Tropical Escapes Destination Weddings & Travel Inc.?
We are a full service certified destination wedding planning specialist, where my DW couples and their guest are the main focus and receive full attention and dedication. As a beach bride, I know exactly now import and stress free the planning and wedding day needs to be for the couple and their guests. I have been assisting 100’s of couples with their dream wedding and group travel since 2000. I have a commitment, desire and a passion to make the planning and coordination of a destination Wedding as simple and stress-free as possible. Destination weddings require the planning of an experience travel advisor and an DW specialist. That is one of the reasons that my husband and I try to renew our vows every year. Not only do I get to re-marry my soul mate again and again in the most beautiful and romantic places. It also gives me a chance to experience the destinations and resorts, enjoy the culture, get acquainted with the wedding coordinators and become familiar with the marriage requirements. Why would you trust your dream to just anyone?
What about travel insurance?
It is strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself and your investment from the unexpected.
When do I send out Save-the-date, Invitations and Announcements?
I recommend to send your Save-the-dates as soon as you have narrowed down your destination and dates, this will give your guest an ideal of your wishes and they can start to plan for the occasion. Invitations are sent once you have all the details confirmed. Announcements are sent after you are married.
Types of Ceremonies Options?
Most destination can offer and cater to everyone beliefs: Civil, Catholic, Symbolic & Spiritual. Mayan, Hindu & authentic India, Muslim and Sikh weddings. Renewal of Vows Ceremonies.
To simplify and save some expenses, couples are choosing to get legally married in Canada prior to their trip and then having a Symbolic Ceremony to still enjoy that Dream Destination Wedding without all the extra cost and requirements to have it legalize in destination.