Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: What is the Right Destination Wedding Timeframe?

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

Q: I’m planning a destination wedding and we’re thinking about getting married in the winter somewhere warm since it’s so cold where we are.  But, then I was thinking, is that what everyone does?  What should we be considering when picking a date?

Great question!  So, there are a few things you’ll want to consider when it comes to your destination wedding timeframe.

The first is when high season is for the location you have in mind.  For example, the Caribbean is busiest during the winter precisely because it is so cold elsewhere.  So, make sure you understand what the high tourist season is for the location you’re thinking about.  Because prices will be higher in high season and availability will be lower.

The second is to consider the popularity of the season.  The majority of weddings happen in the summer with the spring and fall coming in close second.  Winter as a whole is less popular as a timeframe for weddings.   So, potentially your location might be in high season, but weddings may not be.  Which means you may have a lot of competition for hotel rooms, but maybe not wedding venues.  It’s a factor to keep in mind when you’re considering different destination wedding timeframes.

And then lastly, you want to think about yourselves and your guests.  Think about when you’re available and when your must-have guests will be able to attend.  Keep work and school in mind when thinking about your destination wedding timeframe.

Having a destination wedding in the winter is a great time!  Just make sure you consider all these factors and you’ll be able to make a decision that is best for you.

An intimate dinner at sunset on the Caribbean island of Guana in the British Virgin Islands

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