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We can’t seem to shake the cold weather here at WeddingWire HQ, so now more than ever, we’re dreaming of destination weddings in warm-weather locales. If you’re one of the lucky ones hosting (or thinking about hosting) a destination wedding, get thee to Twitter this Wednesday, March 26 at 3pm EST. Yes, it’s a Destination Wedding Twitter Party! Wedding designer Karen Bussen for Palladium Hotels & Resorts will be tweeting about the top destination wedding trends, and providing lots of great advice for your celebration! And – major bonus! – Palladium Hotels & Resorts is giving away a three-night stay to the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic (pictured above) to one lucky participant. All you have to do is ask a question about destination weddings and add the hashtag #DestWedParty – and make sure you’re following @WeddingWire! Can’t want to see you at the party!

Choosing the Perfect Destination Wedding Ceremony Site

Posted by destinationweddings on Aug 28, 2012

Aside from finding the right destination and resort, selecting the perfect ceremony venue can be challenging. By having a destination wedding, you are presented with many different venue options you may have never thought were possibilities. Before making a decision, consider our venue suggestions.

  1. Beach ceremony venues: A beach ceremony venue is one of the most popular locations couples choose and there’s no question why – turquoise waters, balmy ocean breezes and soft white sand make weddings romantic and relaxing. Most resorts have private beach wedding venues, which means you won’t need to worry about beachgoers venturing through your beautiful ceremony.

Finding the Perfect Fit

Posted by llongacre on Sep 16, 2010

It’s finally the moment you’ve been waiting for. The moment you’ve been dreaming of. It is time to find the wedding dress of your dreams. Now, since we are pretty sure this is something you haven’t  done before, it can be a little confusing.  Where  do you start?  What should you be looking for?  How far in advance should you decide on a dress?

Well here are some tips to get you in the right direction and into the dress that was made just for you!

One Step At a Time, She Went Galloping Ahead..

Posted by bridalbuds on Sep 22, 2009

Nothing makes me happier than ticking things off my to-do list! I get giddy when I take that pen to the paper and check off that little box. Done! What a sense of satisfaction with every accomplished task.

I love love love checking things off my list!

I love love love checking things off my list!

Now, if it didn’t take me so long to complete each item, I would really be in heaven.

For those of you keeping score, I have picked our ceremony & reception location, sent my save the datesfound my dress (yay!) and picked an amazing photographer. Next on the list are the DJ, rehearsal dinner/activity and flowers, in that order. 7 Months to go… still plenty of time, right?

Travel Agent or Bride?

Posted by bridalbuds on Mar 13, 2009

At least half of my wedding guests have to fly across the Atlantic to come to my wedding…I didn’t make it easy on them. That’s a high ratio of traveling guests and a big headache if you like to control everything the way I do.

travel agentWhen I knew I would be requiring so many people to fly, I asked around and researched what other destination brides do. I found out that having a travel agent who can handle all of your guests’ travel plans is helpful. So, I organized with a travel agent I know to help all of our guests get their flights and their pre or post wedding plans organized in Europe. She was very sweet to simply agree to charging everyone the agency booking fee and not request anything else from me.