Destination Weddings


Planning a wedding is a special milestone in your life!  At Magical Trips we specialize in creating Magical Memories that our clients cherish forever!

Why a destination wedding?  The cost of a traditional ceremony and reception at a banquet hall or hotel can be outrageous - and last only a few hours.   Planning a destination wedding can cost considerably less, often include more, and are affordable for every budget!

A destination wedding allows couples to:

Choose a beautiful, unique destination wedding venue - in the sand on a charming Caribbean island, on a cruiseship overlooking turquoise waters, or in a charming chapel at Sandals.


Have a reception you desire - whether it's a simple dinner after the ceremony or lavish reception in a ballroom, there are plenty of options and customizable wedding packages in all price ranges.

Combine planning your honeymoon and wedding - venture off to another resort or destination for time alone after the wedding weekend.

Spend three to seven days creating unforgettable memories with your closest friends and family.

What is the timeline for planning a destination wedding?  This varies with the couple and the destination.  We have planned weddings for the same month of travel multiple times however it can be very challenging especially if looking for a legal ceremony, travelling with a group and wanting a wedding during winter season in the Caribbean.

Here's the timeline and process that tends to offer the best selection and lowest rates for travel due to early booking bonuses offered for group travel.

Timeline for All Inclusive Destination Wedding for Groups:

12 to 18 months in advance

  • Make an appointment to meet with a Destination Wedding Specialist to discuss dates, destination and resorts.  Also to give the Destination Wedding Specialist an idea of your expectations for your budget for your wedding, for your travel and for your guest travel.​

  • After your meeting the destination wedding specialist will proceed with gathering information for you.  They will create a short list of resorts based on information they gather from your meeting, they will contact those resorts to ensure wedding dates are available during that time, they will send out for group than send out for price quotes from all the major suppliers that service the airports of you and your guest.

  • Once you have decided on your package; your Destination Wedding Specialist 1. Confirm your wedding date and introduce you by email to the wedding coordinator at your resort so you can put in your request for reception location and more.  2. Confirm your travel arrangements.  Typically with the majority of travel suppliers you can pay a  non-refundable deposit for the bridal couples travel (typically between $500 to $1000) and this will typically hold space for up to 30 people and 15 rooms for up to 3 months giving you plenty of time to invite your guest.  The deposit will just come of the total of the bridal couples package at final payment.  If more than 30 people confirm we simply just ask for more space at the special group pricing.

  • Our Destination Wedding Specialist create a wedding website and email to share with all your guest.  This gives information on your special day, on the destination and resort, how to book, important travel advice and more.

11 months in advance

  • ​Flight schedule is released; wedding website is updated and guest notified.

  • This is a great time to pick your wedding attire!


6 months in advance

  • ​This is a great time to touch base with the wedding coordinator at the resort.

3 months in advance

  • Typically this is when final payment for the travel arrangements is made.  It may vary slightly depending on the promotions offered with the travel package.

  • If travel insurance has not been arranged this is the time to ensure you have it!

  • ​A Travel Manifest is sent to the Resort by your Destination Wedding Specialist with all your guest information and rooming request.

  • This is a great time to touch base with the wedding coordinator at the resort to ensure they have all the documentation they need for your ceremony.

2 weeks to 1 month in advance

  • This is around the time the travel documentation goes out to the group.  Everyone should read through their documents and let the Destination Wedding Specialist know if they need adjustments or have questions!


1 week prior

  • ​Do the final packing!!


24 hours in advance

  • ​Check your flight schedule.


2 hours prior to departure

  • ​Arrive at the airport

ENJOY!!



Why use a Destination Wedding Specialist?


Planning a destination wedding on your own can be frustrating and stressful. Our Destination Wedding Specialist take many steps to ensure your destination wedding is magical!

We complete training, inspections of resorts and cruise ships, and have experience working with group travel.  Some of our team members have even had their own Destination Weddings and Vow Renewals or have attended a Destination Wedding.

Whether it's an intimate celebration for just the two of you, or a grand ceremony and reception for 150 of your family and friends, we can assist finding your perfect destination wedding location.  We are honoured you are considering using our services to assist in planning such a wonderful event in your life!  

Please contact us to set up your complimentary information session.  

After your complimentary session you will have the opportunity to hire the advisor.  

All destination wedding couples will receive the following services: 

·        travel quotes from multiple suppliers to ensure lowest pricing and best travel options
·        destination information and a confirmed wedding date prior to booking their group 

Once the group is booked, you will receive 

·        custom designed wedding information website to share with your guests
·        electronic email invitation 
·        electronic documents for all guests with helpful destination information

Wondering what the Canadian Government rules are on Destination Weddings - click here.

Magical Trips Destination Wedding Day Calendar

Magical Weddings Facebook Page

Magical Trips Inc. Honeymoon Registry with Honeymoon Wishes

​​Some of the magical places that has hosted our wedding couples: 

Jamaica - Sandals South Coast, Sandals Dunn's River, Grand Bahia Principe Runaway Bay, Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Iberostar Beach Rose Hall, Iberostar Suites Rose Hall, Sunset Beach Resort Montego Bay, Hyatt Zilara.

Dominican Republic - Hard Rock Resort, Majestic Elegance, Majestic Colonial, Palladium Palace, Dreams Palm Beach, Dreams Punta Cana, Paradisus Palma Real.

Cuba - Iberostar Varadero, Blau Varadero, El Patricia Resort, Paradisus Varadero

Mexico - Azul Fives, Azul Senatori, Eldorado Royal, Moon Palace, Dreams Puerto Adventura, Grand Bahia Tulum, Grand Sirenis Resort, Sandos Caracol, Dreams Sands, Hyatt Zilara, Hard Rock Cancun.

Antigua - Sandals Grande Antigua

Cruises: Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Line 

Congratulations!

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