How To Wow Your Guests With Unforgettable Experiences in Destination.

Destination weddings are ideal for couples looking for a unique way to say “I do”, with plenty of opportunities to not only enjoy beautiful weather but immerse yourself in the local culture, and spend time with your loved ones. While you are always the star of the show, your guests have travelled near and far to be there with you, so it’s important to plan a memorable experience for your guests from the day the arrive to the day they depart. Not sure where to start? Let us help you.

Destination Wedding Guest Experience

Welcoming your guests

Beyond the beauty of paradise welcoming them in like a warm hug, goodie bags are a thoughtful way to greet your guests upon arrival. Not only do they show that you’re appreciative your loved ones made the journey to celebrate with you, but the goodies inside can also help prepare them for the week ahead.

Personalize your bags with destination-inspired treats like a bottle of local wine or spirits, a map of your chosen resort or destination, and a handwritten note with a unique message for each attendee. You could also include travel-sized sunscreen, reusable water bottles, a schedule of events for your wedding week, and anything that will elevate their time in destination!

Destination Wedding Guest Experience

Keep everyone informed

The best way to ensure your guests receive timely, up-to-date wedding information is to create a wedding website with the help of your LUXE wedding consultant, featuring pertinent travel details, important wedding information, and reminders. Pro tip: create a separate FAQ section that answers any common questions that could come up, so they feel prepped and ready for your big day.

Two weeks before your departure, send out a pre-wedding email with an itinerary, dress code details, and the currency of your destination. Once you have arrived, we recommend setting up a group chat with your guests where you can send out important information or updates if plans change last minute.

Pre-Wedding Excitement

A tried-and-true pre-wedding event is a welcome party where you can kick things off on a high note and create memories that everyone will cherish. Make the occasion your own with an exciting theme – think beach barbeque, an all-white cocktail party, or a theme that’s truly unique to you and your relationship…the sky’s the limit! Planning a beach day throughout the week with music, fun activities, and food and drink is another great way to get your guests together for some bonding time before the big day.

If you’re looking to head off property, a group excursion like a catamaran cruise, a local cooking class, or even a snorkeling adventure is a great option. Consult with your LUXE wedding consultant to see what’s available in your destination.

Destination Wedding Guest Experience

Post-Wedding Celebrations

Although your “I dos” are said and done, the party doesn’t have to stop – yet! The night before everyone departs, deliver handwritten “Thank You” notes to each room and let the celebrations continue into the next day with a send-off breakfast or brunch. This is your last chance to get all your loved ones in the same room to celebrate the occasion and say your goodbyes before heading off on your next adventure.

How to plan a wedding week in destination

The perfect formula for an unforgettable destination wedding includes a variety of goodies and pre- and post-wedding celebrations. If you’re looking for more destination wedding inspiration, visit our blog section on for ideas on what to include in your welcome bags, exciting events you can host in paradise, and more.

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