Destination Weddings Timeline

To-Dos Before Your Wedding Date

12-9 Months 

Pick your destination

Decide your wedding location! This is the fun part. When picking your wedding destination, keep in mind marriage laws, flight availability, time of year and budget. Let our experience in planning hundreds of weddings match you with the best location and resort with your wedding vision!

Pick your resort location

Choosing the resort for your dream wedding is exciting, but can get overwhelming. This is where our expert services come in! We will help you pick a resort with that wow factor. We travel all over the world, scouting out the best resorts for destination weddings. The best resort to fit your needs is out there – and we know exactly which one!

Confirm your wedding date

This is vital to holding/securing the wedding date and time for your ceremony. Once this is all set, vendors can be contacted and the planning can really begin! Destinations Diva can help you step by step through this process.

Book your room and hold rooms for your guests

Now that you have a wedding date, it’s time to secure a room block. This step is very important because all inclusive resorts sell out fast – and you want to have rooms for your guests! We help you secure these rooms at a discounted rate, giving you confidence that you have plenty of space for your guests for a fraction of the price.

Create A Guest List

Gather email addresses and street addresses from all your guests. This makes staying connected easier throughout the planning process.

Shop for your wedding dress/tuxedo!

Need we say more?

9-6 Months 

Send out Save The Date Invitations

Show your personality by sending creative Save-The-Dates! Be sure to include your wedding website (which we provide for each wedding couple). Your wedding website is customized for you as a place for all of your destination wedding and travel information. It will include pictures of the resort, destination information, and rooms that you are holding at the discounted prices. We handle the whole process for you, taking the stress out of your wedding and leaving you to focus only on picking out your ceremony details!

Book Travel

Be sure that your bridal party and VIP guests are booked. Feel free to send Save-The-Date emails to remind your guests about booking their travel.

Wedding Rings

Pick out and purchase your wedding rings!

Create a Wedding Gift Registry

Don’t forget to add it to your wedding site!

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6 Months

Choose Your Destination Wedding Vendors

These vendors can include anything like flowers, DJ, and wedding photographer.


Obtain new ones or make sure your passports are updated.

3-2 Months

Purchase All Accessories

This can include anything like wedding jewelry, bridal party gifts and welcome guest gift bags.

Mail Wedding Invitations

Final Payments

Be sure to finalize all payments for travel and vendors.

1 Month

Confirm and Finalize

If there are any wedding details or vendors who need finalizing, be sure to complete this.

Receive your travel documents

Packing List

Create a packing list for your future ease!

One Week 

Pack for the wedding and honeymoon

Be sure to carry on your wedding dress and any important documents. Do not check these items with your luggage!


Enjoy the destination, your Big Day, and celebrating with friends and family. You have worked hard for this day! Have confidence your events will go smoothly.


To call your wedding and travel specialist if there are any problems. This is what we do! We are your advocates and here to help every step of the way, and including during travel.
Learn more about our destination weddings.

Your Dream Wedding Awaits!