Frequently Asked Questions

How do we know if a Destination Wedding is right for us?

Do you love to travel?  Do you value experiences?  Do you love food from around the world?  Would you like to experience all of the above with your partner, nearest and dearest?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, a destination wedding is right for you!

Do we need a Wedding Planner for a Destination Wedding?

Definitely, yes!  Do not take any chances on this special occasion!  Once you’ve booked your venue, we will match you with top planning and production teams at the destination you choose for the big day.

How far in advance do we need to plan our Destination Wedding?

When planning a destination wedding, we recommend a minimum of 6 (for smaller celebrations) to 18 (for larger celebrations) months in advance. However, we can accommodate any schedule and time frame!

Does Wedaways plan my wedding?

No.  Wedaways is a travel agency specializing in wedding and honeymoon travel, venue & room block bookings, transfers, and excursions.  Our world-class luxury properties, planners, and travel advisors will help you design, plan, and produce the wedding & honeymoon of your dreams.  We can match you with a wedding planner, and you will pay for their services to plan, design, and produce the big day and all other celebrations directly.

Can the property we love plan our wedding?

It depends.  Many properties in our portfolio have special event coordinators on staff.  Wedding planning may not be their specific area of expertise, so we have a network of wedding planning and production professionals in your destination.  With Wedaways, we will match you with an expert planner who will work with the property event coordinators to ensure your celebration is perfect!

What’s the benefit of using Wedaways versus planning my own Destination Wedding/Honeymoon Travel?

It’s too much work! Wouldn’t you rather enjoy the process and let the professionals who do this daily be on your team?  Wedaways is an invitation-only network of international partnerships: Properties and wedding planners, all here to assist you from start to finish.  Our travel department will help you with all your travel needs.  You can connect with all of the above simply by contacting a property from their landing page or sending us a message. We’re here for you.

We have heard that getting married in a foreign country can be complicated.  Is this true?

It can be, but it doesn’t have to!  Often, couples opt for Symbolic or Blessing ceremonies to avoid complications. 

What does “Exclusive Use” mean?

Exclusive Use refers to booking an entire property, including all its rooms, venue spaces, kitchen, and common areas, for the duration of your wedding celebration(s).  This may require starting the Exclusive Use contract the day before and the day after the conclusion of all your wedding celebration(s).  This is because it includes the setup and breakdown of your celebration(s).  All the accommodations on the property will be available to you and your guests.  This is an option and sometimes a requirement for properties.  This can apply to properties that are categorized as private villas to entire resorts.  In fact, some properties require Exclusive Use so they are better equipped to manage your needs.  Peruse and compare venues here to learn more about properties that do and do not require Exclusive Use.

Do Wedaways properties offer wedding packages?

For the most part, Wedaways properties offer bespoke weddings.  Completely custom.  Each wedding and its associated celebrations are individualized and planned specifically for you by a top wedding planner in the region of your venue.  Menu option packages may be offered (i.e., 3-course meal, 4-course meal, etc.), but even so, they may be personalized.  Some properties do offer fixed packages.  Look at the properties you love on the site and read their descriptions and offerings on the page for specifics for each individual property.

What is your vetting process for properties and wedding planners?

The Wedaways team visits each property and personally interviews each wedding planner who is invited to become an in-network provider.  The properties and planners that instill the greatest confidence and offer the finest and most diverse selection and creativity are invited to become Wedaways property or planner partners.

If we cannot find the perfect venue in your current collection, can you provide us with additional suggestions?

With pleasure!  Wedaways is continuously searching, vetting, and inviting properties to join our prestigious portfolio.  If you do not find the venue of your dreams in our current portfolio, please email [email protected] and one of our property experts will get back to you!

How do I pay my Property, Wedding Planner & Vendors?

Once you decide on a company, they will invoice you and ask for payment.  Wedaways is happy to help during this process.

Do you suggest visiting our property and meeting the wedding planner in person?

Absolutely YES!  Visiting your property and meeting the wedding planner in person is an incredible opportunity to immerse oneself in the ambiance, envision the dream wedding, and establish a personal connection.  It allows for a firsthand experience of the venue’s beauty, amenities, and potential, ensuring every detail aligns perfectly with the couple’s vision.  Additionally, face-to-face interaction fosters a deeper rapport with the planner, facilitating clear communication, trust, and collaboration.  Overall, this experience sets the stage for an unforgettable and flawlessly executed wedding celebration filled with joy, love, and cherished memories.  We are happy to book your pre-planning, discovery trips.

Does Wedaways arrange the flights and transfers for our guests?

The Wedaways Travel Department is happy to arrange transfers from the airport and/or train station to your venue on an individual basis.  Depending on country and property, airport transfers may be included in the booking.  This information will be explained by your Wedaways Travel Specialist.

What is a Honeymoon Hop?

A honeymoon hop is an itinerary designed around visiting two or more locations/destinations during your honeymoon.  Wedaways Travel Specialists will work with you to design the perfect itinerary.

Does Wedaways create itineraries for bachelor, bachelorette & wedding guest excursions?

Yes!  Our team designs travel itineraries for everyone to enjoy!  Some of them include: A Game of Thrones trip to Croatia; A tour of distilleries, cigar-smoking, and golf playing in Scotland; A champagne tasting excursion in France; Flamenco dancing and a bullfight in Seville; Shopping designer factories in Italy…and these are just a few!

How am I matched to my Wedding Planner?

Based on region and venue, we reach out to our experienced wedding pros (several if you’d like) and they will contact you directly with the information you’ve provided.  You decide with whom you’d like to work.

How am I matched to a Honeymoon Travel Specialist?

You’ll be matched to a travel advisor specializing in the region and/or by activities you desire for your honeymoon.

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