Planning A Savannah Destination Wedding
Over the past 13 years I have watched Savannah become a top destination wedding location. Loaded with rich history, culture, charm and romance, our beautiful city attracts hundreds of couples yearly. There is no doubt that Savannah provides endless possibilities to the destination bride.
Having a Savannah Destination Wedding is quite cost effective and can save the prospective couple thousands of dollars on their wedding. Destination weddings also provide great mini-vacations for the guests.
As Senior Planner for KYM Signature, I have found that the typical destination bride, desires that her wedding be ultra chic and leave her guests with an indelible “wow” effect. Assembling family and friends to a destination location such as Savannah creates amazing memories. It can also provide a special place for the bridal couple to come back and celebrate their anniversaries for many years to come.
However, planning a destination wedding can be a daunting task if you are unfamiliar with the area. Guest accommodations, travel arrangements, guest transportation, finding the right venue, locating the perfect photographer are only a few of the components needed in planning a perfectly executed destination wedding. There are numerous details and with the bridal couple living so far away oftentimes many of these important get overlooked. The bridal couple should be able to enjoy their celebration, instead of worrying about caterers, photographers or timing the delivery of the bridal flowers.
I believe that proper planning and all of the intimate and signature details are the keys to having a “Fabulous” Destination Wedding. Hiring a local planner to handle all of the details, both large and small is one of the best decisions that a bride can make in the destination wedding planning process. By hiring a local planner a bride alleviates an enormous amount of stress.
A planner assists in finding the perfect wedding and reception venue, securing vendors, making telephone calls. and running errands. Another reason hiring a planner is beneficial is that they save you from making unnecessary trips to the destination location. A planner also takes care of everything behind the scenes on your wedding day, therefore allowing you time to relax and have fun. The goal for each of my destination brides is to have a Fabulous, Memorable, Stress and Hassle Free Day!
When planning a destination wedding flexibility is a must!. An enormous amount of destination weddings takes place in Savannah’s Historic Parks and Squares. A back-up or alternative plan is another crucial detail when planning a destination wedding that happens to be outside. Another benefit of having a local point of contact is they are capable of spinning on a dime in the event of inclement weather. This is very helpful as you want nothing short of a smooth transition for you and your guests into the back-up plan or location.
How does one select the right destination wedding planner? I recommend calling the Better Business Bureau, the local Chamber of Commerce or the Visitor’s Bureau. They have resources available right at their fingertips and can offer you invaluable assistance with locating the right local planner. Weddingwire.com is another great online resource as it puts Savannah’s best right at your finger tips. One of the many features of WeddingWire.com that I love, is there are vendor reviews and testimonies directly on the vendor’s profile from previous clients.
This gives you a wonderful feel for the planner and is an important resource for the decision making process.
Local planners are a wealth of knowledge and most often they have wedding packets on hand from various vendors that list the services that you will need to plan your dream destination wedding.
From my experience in the industry, having a team of knowledgeable professionals lays a solid foundation and helps to insure that your wedding day will be one of the best days of your life. A stress-free engagement is truly possible and you can be confident that your special day will be everything that you imagined it to be!