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What does a destination wedding planner do?

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and a destination wedding adds an extra layer of magic to this special day. But what exactly does a destination wedding planner do? At Designed Dream, we go beyond the ordinary to ensure every detail of your overseas nuptials is meticulously planned and executed. Dive in to understand our comprehensive approach.

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    Understanding Destination Weddings

    Destination weddings have become increasingly popular over the years, offering couples a unique and memorable way to celebrate their love. But what is it about these weddings that captivate so many, and what challenges do they present? Let’s delve deeper.

    The allure of exotic locations

    The very essence of a destination wedding lies in its location. Exotic locales provide a backdrop that’s not only breathtaking but also offers a unique experience for the couple and their guests. Imagine saying “I do” on a pristine beach with the sun setting over the horizon or amidst the historic ruins of an ancient city. These locations not only provide stunning visuals for photographs but also create unforgettable memories. Moreover, it often doubles as a honeymoon spot, allowing couples to begin their marital journey in a place of beauty and romance.

    Challenges of planning from afar

    While the idea of a destination wedding is undoubtedly enchanting, it comes with its set of challenges. Planning a wedding from a distance can be daunting. There’s the task of selecting the perfect venue without being able to visit it multiple times, understanding local customs and regulations, and coordinating with vendors who might not speak the same language. Time zones can also pose a challenge when trying to communicate or set up meetings. Additionally, there’s the logistical aspect of ensuring all guests can travel to the location and have suitable accommodations. It’s these challenges that make the role of a destination wedding planner, like those at Designed Dream, invaluable. They bridge the gap, ensuring every detail is addressed, making the dream wedding a reality.

    Services Offered by Designed Dream

    At Designed Dream, we understand that every wedding is unique, and so are the needs of every couple. Our commitment is to make your destination wedding not just a dream, but a dream come true. With a suite of comprehensive services tailored for destination weddings, we ensure every detail is meticulously planned and executed. Here’s a closer look at some of our key offerings:

    Venue selection and booking

    Choosing the perfect venue is the cornerstone of any wedding, more so for a destination wedding. Our team at Designed Dream has an extensive network of breathtaking venues across various exotic locations. Whether you dream of a beachfront ceremony, a royal palace setting, or a serene countryside backdrop, we’ve got you covered. Our experts assist in not only selecting the ideal venue that aligns with your vision but also handle the booking logistics, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you.

    Coordination with local vendors

    A destination wedding’s success heavily relies on seamless coordination with local vendors. From florists and caterers to photographers and entertainers, our team ensures that you get the best in the business. We have fostered strong relationships with top-notch vendors across various destinations, ensuring quality services that align with your expectations. With Designed Dream by your side, you can rest assured that every aspect of your wedding will be in expert hands.

    Customized wedding packages

    Understanding that every couple has a unique vision and budget for their big day, Designed Dream offers customized wedding packages. These packages are tailored to cater to various needs, ensuring you get the best of what you desire without any compromises. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our packages are designed to provide a comprehensive solution, from pre-wedding events to the main ceremony and post-wedding festivities.

    The Importance of a Dedicated Planner

    A wedding is a monumental event in one’s life, and when it’s set in a distant locale, the intricacies multiply. This is where the role of a dedicated planner becomes indispensable. At Designed Dream, we believe that having a dedicated planner by your side can make the difference between a stressful experience and a dream wedding. Let’s explore why:

    Navigating cultural nuances

    Every destination has its unique cultural fabric, which can influence various aspects of a wedding, from rituals to decor and even attire. A dedicated planner, with their in-depth knowledge and experience, can guide couples through these cultural nuances. Whether it’s understanding local customs, traditions, or etiquette, our planners at Designed Dream ensure that your wedding resonates with the local charm while staying true to your personal vision. This not only adds authenticity to the celebration but also ensures that there are no cultural faux pas.

    Ensuring a seamless experience

    Planning a wedding from miles away can be riddled with challenges – from time zone differences and language barriers to unfamiliarity with local vendors. A dedicated planner acts as your on-ground representative, bridging the gap between your vision and the actual execution. They coordinate with vendors, oversee logistics, and ensure that every detail aligns with your expectations. At Designed Dream, our planners are committed to providing a seamless experience, ensuring that from the moment you land at the destination to the final farewell, everything unfolds flawlessly.

    Online Appointments with Designed Dream

    In today’s digital age, the way we plan and organize events has transformed significantly. Recognizing the need for flexibility and convenience, Designed Dream offers online appointments, ensuring that our expertise is just a click away. Let’s delve into the benefits of this approach:

    The convenience of digital planning

    The beauty of online appointments lies in their sheer convenience. No longer do couples need to juggle their schedules to fit in face-to-face meetings or travel long distances for consultations. With Designed Dream’s digital planning platform, all the resources, tools, and expert advice are available at your fingertips. Whether you’re on a lunch break, traveling, or simply relaxing at home, our services are accessible anytime, anywhere, ensuring that the planning process is smooth and stress-free.

    Personalized consultations from the comfort of home

    While digital planning offers convenience, it doesn’t mean that the personal touch is lost. At Designed Dream, our online consultations are tailored to provide a personalized experience. Our dedicated planners take the time to understand your vision, preferences, and concerns. Through video calls, virtual tours, and digital mood boards, we ensure that every detail is discussed and refined. The result? A wedding planning experience that’s as intimate and detailed as an in-person consultation, all from the comfort of your home.

    Final words

    Planning a destination wedding can be a daunting task, but with the right partner by your side, it becomes an exciting journey. Designed Dream has been the trusted choice for countless couples, turning their dream weddings into reality. With our deep understanding of destination weddings and our commitment to excellence, you’re not just getting a planner; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to making your day unforgettable.

    Ready to embark on this journey with us?

    Book your online appointment today and let’s start planning your dream wedding at your dream destination. Visit us at 201 Spinnaker Way, Vaughan, ON L4K 4C6, Canada or schedule your consultation online.

    Your dream wedding awaits!


    A destination wedding planner is a professional who specializes in organizing and coordinating weddings in locations away from the couple’s home. At Designed Dream, our destination wedding planners ensure every detail of your overseas nuptials is meticulously planned, providing a seamless and memorable experience.

    At Designed Dream, we offer a range of destination wedding planner packages tailored to meet the unique needs of every couple. Our packages include services like venue selection, coordination with local vendors, and customized wedding solutions. Contact us to find the perfect package for your dream wedding.

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    B. Gallego
    B. Gallego
    Fidan and her team are absolutely AMAZING! The reason we chose Fidan is because we felt her warmth and kindness from our first consultation. She understood our visions and helped them come to life. She is kind, friendly, professional, has a lot of knowledge, and has good connections within the wedding industry. We had a roller coaster of a time planning our weddings after postponing it 4 times because of the pandemic. We truly could not have done it without her! She was so supportive, she knew how to maneuver the challenges, and she made the changes and re-bookings go as smoothly as possible. She and another vendor even surprised us by dropping off flowers and goodies to celebrate our initial wedding date, that was really special! We have already referred her services to a few friends whom she has also helped plan their weddings. We look forward to planning more events with her in the future. Thank you Fidan, Mandy and Kimia for taking care of us and being part of our special milestones!
    Brad P
    Brad P
    Fidan is wonderful and great to work with, very professional, and We are grateful that we got to work with Designed Dream Events, Thank you,
    Brigitte Carletti
    Brigitte Carletti
    Fidan is absolutely amazing and she did a fantastic job planning our wedding in beautiful Punta Cana in January 2023! She put in a lot of time, effort, dedication, and hard work to plan our wedding, and to have everything go smooth and memorable for the both of us!! It was great to hear from her when it came down to suggestions, recommendations, the pros and cons of various things, etc. Her communication, professionalism, patience, and organizational skills are very excellent as well, and that was what made our wedding planning so great. I honestly do not know how this wedding would turn out to be if it was not for her. Do NOT think twice to hire a wedding planner like Fidan. She is soo friendly and helpful in every way! Thank You Fidan for making our destination wedding perfect, beautiful, and everything we ever dreamed of come to life!! We are truly beyond happy!
    Lucy Bian
    Lucy Bian
    Mandy and Fidan are the best. Mandy personally spent several calls with us and our vendors to cross eyes and dot teeth, the level of detail is unbelievable. Fidan, you are the boss and you keep the ship running. We had our wedding at royal york, it went smoothly and we could even have started earlier - when does that ever happen to people ever? If you are wondering about this group of women, you should just hire them. Money best spent across all of my vendors. I would hire them again for any event. They rock!!!!
    Hollie Leong
    Hollie Leong
    As an event vendor myself, I have had the opportunity to work with Mandy and her team for many times over the years. Never once did they disappoint me and clients. Mandy is so responsive, professional, resourceful, and responsible. They really put in their 200% to give clients the best experience anyone could ever imagine. I always recommend Mandy and her team to my clients!
    Salem Morley
    Salem Morley
    Thank you to Mandy and the entire Designed Dream team for designing and planning the most perfect day just 3 months before our wedding date! Mandy was able to put together the most beautiful day - even better than I could have even imagined. Her attention to detail and organization made me feel so at ease and comfortable!
    Shabnam K
    Shabnam K
    Fidan and her team are wonderful, professional, detail-oriented and kind! We are so grateful that we got to work with Designed Dream team! Two years ago, before Pandemic, I started planning our wedding in Canada. Googling, I found too many planners and vendors, I felt lost and confused. I looked at Designed Dream profile on google and I trusted the reviews! A great great decision to make and that’s where our journey started with Fidan and her team! Pandemic happened and like many couples we had to reschedule our wedding not once but twice! Having an international family, not only we had reschedule the date but also we had to change the location of the wedding to Mexico so everyone could travel there easily (given the strict rules of Canada on closing the borders). If Fidan’s positive energy and support wasn’t with us, I would definitely cancel the wedding. She is kind and always available. The whole team made us feel we were the only customer they had (giving us all the attention needed) Fidan’s also extremely patient and flexible. Given our super busy schedule, she worked hard with us to schedule and plan the dreamiest destination wedding!! Our wedding was beautiful, fun, flawless and memorable! We got so many compliments about it… and I have to say, all the credits goes to this hardworking team.
    Sarah Graham
    Sarah Graham
    From the very start, Fidan helped me figure out exactly what I was looking for on my big day. Without her guidance I wouldn’t have been introduced to such talented vendors that helped make my vision come to life. These vendors we’re also so happy to hear that Fidan was our wedding planner, due to her professionalism and attention to detail. Throughout our two-years of planning (due to Covid) she made me feel supported and calm with frequent phone calls/emails and zoom sessions. I can’t thank Fidan and her team enough for making our day SO special. She made sure every little detail was in place, and allowed for myself to be present and not have to stress about anything. Brides, if I can suggest one tip…you NEED Fidan and her expertise in your life. She is the complete package and an absolute game changer. Thanks again for everything! Xoxox Sarah
    Angie D
    Angie D
    WE ARE SO THANKFUL! Fidan and her team came to the rescue in the middle of our stressful wedding planning. Fidan ensured she understood what we wanted, saw our vision, and helped us bring it to life. She was there for us every step of the way in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding, and made sure we did not miss any details. Even with last minute changes, she got it all done. She was always on top of it and available whenever we needed her. We did not touch our phones all day/night of our wedding, as we were in good hands, and Fidan and Kimia had it all under control and allowed us to enjoy the best day of our lives stress free. Thank you x a million! We are so appreciative!
    Myrna Gayed
    Myrna Gayed
    Hello Fidan David and I really wanted to thank you and the whole team for helping making our day go so smoothly! We really could not have had our dream day without you, Kimia and Melina’s help and guidance. You were all so professional In organizing the day and coordinating with all of our vendors particularly when one vendor dropped the ball you were able to perfect it down to the very last minute and detail. We are grateful to have worked with you! Thank you for always having our best interest in mind and taking care of all the last minute emergencies in order for us to have the most perfect day. We truly appreciate all your effort and hard work! Love, David & Myrna
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