I was happy to read an article today, about brides continuing to book destination weddings in the Caribbean. I have been sooooo tired of hearing all the bad economic news lately, that I have almost stopped listening to the news, or reading the paper. But, today I stumbled upon good news, and it was so exciting, especially because it directly relates to what I do. I’ve considered myself so fortunate this year, that while everyone has been lamenting about their economic conditions, times are good for me. I have felt that my business is fairly recession-proof, as long as you provide value for what you do, and I think I work very hard at keeping my prices reasonable, especially for the service that I offer.
I have often said that the destination weddings I officiate in the Caribbean and Mexico are so worthwhile, and way more fun than a 4 hour soiree that costs a fortune, just because it has the word “wedding” attached to it! When my clients get married at an all inclusive resort in the islands, their guests get to enjoy a 3 day (or longer!) vacation together, rather than a 4 hour hustle-bustle with mediocre filet and lobster tail, and a dried out potato.
The families get the most amazing bonding time, and the experience can’t be beat. The wedding planners I have worked with are proven professionals, and the whole experience brings the best memories I could ever imagine. My clients are relaxed, their families and friends are having FUN, and best of all – they’re spending less than half of what they would spend in the U.S.
I’m so happy to hear that my brides in 2009 and 2010 are still going to be booking destination weddings in the Caribbean and Mexico, and that I might be fortunate enough to continue sharing the most amazing experiences with them and their families for the coming years ahead. I can’t recommend the experience highly enough – and if you are just beginning to think about where you can take your family for your special day – be sure to ask me, because I’ve really had a world of experience the last couple of years.
Looking forward to discussing performing your destination wedding in the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, and beyond! What a great job I have! See you in the islands!
PS: And don’t forget to stop by our sample ceremonies page to see what your ceremony might look like!