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Should you hire a destination wedding planner or a destination wedding travel agent?

As a boutique destination wedding travel agency that offers BOTH services, we think we can provide some clarity if you are unsure of what you really need. 

 

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How to make it easier for guests to attend your destination wedding

We can’t believe that it is already the end of August! Despite the craziness of 2020, it really is just flying by. As this year comes to an end, we can’t help but get excited about the amazing destination weddings we are planning in 2021 and 2022. Wondering how to make it EASIER for guests to attend your destination wedding? We have a few of our best tips below!

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Choosing a Photographer for your Destination Wedding

Choosing a photographer for your destination wedding is a BIG decision! You have the option to hire someone local to your wedding, bring someone from home, or use the resort photographer. We will go into the advantages and disadvantages for each option below. Photography is one of the MOST important decisions you’ll make when planning your destination wedding, as other than the memories, the photographs are all you have after the day is done. It’s worth the time to be sure about your decision.

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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Jamaica

Planning a wedding in Jamaica? Dreaming of those white sands, turquoise waters, and One Love vibes? Whether you are looking to get married in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril or one of the lovely destinations in between, we are glad you found your way here. Jamaica remains one of the most popular destination wedding locations for Canadians.

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17 Questions to ask your destination wedding planner

If you are here, we can only imagine you are planning to hire a destination wedding planner! This is a HUGE decision as you will work closely with whoever you hire for the next 12-24 months. You want to feel comfortable, and you also want an expert who has been there before and is ready and with you every step of the way.

We hope these questions will be SO helpful when starting the process. Are you in Canada? Our boutique travel agency is based near Calgary and we would love to be considered. We have been in business over five years now and have personally travelled to hundreds of resorts and dozens of destinations. To schedule a consultation, click this link to contact us. We work with couples all over Canada.

 

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Planning to elope? Here are our favourite micro wedding packages.

Ohhh if we had to pick a buzz word for 2020, micro wedding would be it! If you are planning your destination wedding, we would love to hear from you. At Something Azul, we specialize in all-inclusive destination weddings for Canadians getting married abroad. Whether you call it an elopement, small wedding, intimate wedding, micro wedding, whatever-kind-of-wedding, we are here to plan and support you on your destination wedding journey. You can read testimonials here or contact us to book here!

 

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The first steps to planning your destination wedding

We are so happy that you found your way here ! Planning a destination can be so overwhelming in the beginning but that is why it is SO important to get yourself started on the right foot. When you are ready, you can contact us for your free consultation and then we can get started!

 

Do you need a destination wedding planner or a destination wedding travel agent?

 

We offer both services and we can understand why it might be a bit confusing! For our destination wedding travel agent packages,  we help our couples find a resort that matches their wish list. Once we have the resort chosen, we then request group rates from tour operators (airlines) so that we can make sure they get the best travel rate (ideally with the most perks). From there, we help our couples save the date at the resort and virtually introduce them to the on site coordinator. All of the details are then confirmed with the wedding planning team on site, typically 2-3 months before the wedding.

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Top 5 Wedding Venues in the Dominican Republic

Planning a wedding in the Dominican Republic? Dreaming of those white sands and turquoise waters? If you are looking to get married in Punta Cana, La Romana, or one of the many incredible destinations in the Dominican Republic, we are glad you found your way here. The Dominican Republic remains one of the most popular destination wedding locations for Canadians.

 

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Choosing a Destination in Mexico

Are you a Canadian who has decided to get married in Mexico? You are in the right place because that’s our specialty!  If you aren’t quite sure how you ended up here, allow us to quickly introduce ourselves. At Something Azul, we are a boutique travel agency that specializes in destination weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean. We have toured hundreds of resorts and dozens of destinations so we can feel confident in helping you find the perfect resort for you and your guests. Our owner, Chelsea, has traveled to over 40 countries and counting!

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Pros and Cons to Choosing an off site wedding venue

Are you looking for a destination wedding that is a little bit more unique than the resort wedding packages are offering you? There are definitely pros and cons to choosing an off site venue and we are excited to go through them today! As destination wedding planners, we love the challenge that an off site venue brings. If you came here from Google or Pinterest, allow us to quickly introduce ourselves. Something Azul is a destination wedding travel agency based near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We are award-winning, WPIC certified, and members of DWHSA (Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists Association). We have been doing this for over 5 years now, and we have to say, we absolutely love it.

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