The “secret sauce” in planning a dream destination wedding is a combination of selecting the ideal location, picking the perfect resort, and coordinating the detailed travel plans for you and your guests.
Well, the COVID-19 pandemic has now made it necessary to mix a new ingredient in that secret sauce – the need for speed.
In the destination weddings I am planning right now with brides and grooms for 2022 (and looking at 2023), we are planning even further in advance than we did in the past. And we are moving much faster than normal to get the resort location and details locked in.
The pandemic changed travel plans for thousands of people. Now everyone is starting to think about rescheduling those travel plans. And the best resorts attract people from all around the world… not just the U.S.
Here are three factors creating the need to plan much earlier:
- Destination weddings in 2020-2021 that were canceled are now being rescheduled for 2022-2023. This is in addition to the 2021-2022 destination weddings already being planned.
- Many traditional weddings in the U.S. that were canceled in 2020-2021 are now becoming destination weddings in 2022-2023. In addition, having a large gathering of people in the U.S. is still a challenge. So, many couples are choosing to turn their traditional wedding into a destination wedding in 2022-2023.
- Most of the leisure travel that was canceled is also being rescheduled now through 2023. People want to relax and enjoy the nicest resorts even more now than ever before.
Starting early is the key to selecting the perfect resort for your destination wedding… before they are all sold out. And trust me, many resorts are no longer accepting January-June 2022 weddings!!
These are just a few of the resorts I recommend to turn your special day into a memory of a lifetime. Generations Riviera Maya and El Dorado Casitas offer the options of being able to have a family friendly wedding celebration with an adults only resort experience for your guests. The Nickelodeon Riviera Maya, which will be a fantastic resort addition for destination weddings with the highly recommended Karisma Resorts. This new fun-filled family resort is set to open in 2021. For an elegant experience enjoy breathtaking luxury in your own private Palafitos OverWater Bungalow at the beautiful beachfront El Dorado Maroma.