Are you interested in an all inclusive destination wedding? When you
hear “destination weddings” you just might think of the
many options in the Caribbean, but there is a wedding company in California
who offers many all inclusive destination
wedding plans. Michelle O’Connor of Lake Arrowhead Weddings
offers her tips on planning the wedding of your dreams with a minimum
amount of fuss.
Truly all inclusive destination wedding packages include all vendors
required for the wedding, coordinating, and handling the details
of the event from the day the bride books, until the last guest
has left the reception, and the reception location is cleaned up.
Many all inclusive wedding companies work with their brides for
up to one-and-a-half years prior to their wedding.
An all inclusive destination wedding package should include coordination
of the entire event and all the vendors for a successful wedding
(caterer, baker, photographer, videographer, minister, locations,
florist, staff, setup crew, cleanup crew, coordination crew, bartenders,
servers, live music, DJ, linen rentals, chair cover rentals, table
and chair rentals, wedding invitations, etc).
The beauty of all inclusive wedding packages is that the bride gets
all the best vendors at steep discounts. It would cost more for the
bride to go out and do the wedding herself than it would to buy a complete
wedding package, plus she gets full coordination and a professional
staff and crew.
The bride should beware of “extra hidden fees.” Having to
deal with surprise fees as the wedding day approaches can be a nightmare
– see if the tax is included, and make sure they don’t charge
extra to cut the cake or pour the champagne.
example of a complete destination wedding package is featured at a lake
front resort hotel in Lake Arrowhead, California. This package offers
outdoor or indoor ceremonies and receptions with lake and beach views.
With this all inclusive destination wedding package the couple gets
everything for their wedding—all they need to bring is the dress
and rings. There is even a hotel on site to accommodate all the wedding
guests and almost every room has a lake view.
Another example is a Laguna
Beach wedding package offered by one of our affiliates in Southern
Couples may visit the Lake Arrowhead Weddings web site to view details
of these package and photographs. With an all inclusive destination
wedding package, “all inclusive” should mean all the hard
work is taken care of and the bride makes all the fun decisions.
All inclusive destination wedding packages save brides over 100 hours
of work! Planning and putting together the specifics of a full-scale
event, which a wedding is, takes numerous hours and event expertise.
The bride should meet with her all inclusive wedding company, tell them
her wishes, and the company should make it happen.
With many complete wedding packages the bride gets the best professional
vendors in the area at steep discounts. all inclusive wedding companies
represent volume business for vendors. The bride and groom are one-time
clients and do not have the bargaining power that a volume client does.
Many all inclusive wedding companies use their bargaining power to save
brides money and time.
With an all inclusive wedding you don’t have to worry
· Performing endless vendor interviews.
· Mailing out several different deposits and contracts.
· Orchestrating who arrives when.
· Will the tables and linens be delivered and setup before the
· Who will setup the tables?
· Who will pick up the linens, set them up, and then return them?
· Who will pick up and setup all the chairs, linens, favors,
flowers, decorations, bar, beverage table, gift table, sign in table,
· Who will run the buffet and keep it stocked?
· Who will cleanup from the ceremony, reception and the kitchen
at the end of the night?
· Who will clean and package up the bridal keepsakes at the end
of the night?
· Who will cut and serve the cake and champagne?
· What happens when the florist gets sick the morning of the
wedding and can’t deliver the flowers?
· Who will run out to find someone, somewhere?
· Triple confirming arrival times and services with vendors.
More brides and grooms are choosing all inclusive destination wedding
packages. With today’s busy lifestyles, buying a complete wedding
package you can customize to your own tastes and desires—while
getting a better price than if you did it yourself can’t be beat.
Couples should shop around to see what it would cost them to piece together
their own wedding (not to mention their time, usually over 100 hours),
then compare it to the all inclusive wedding packages that are available
through us or in their own area. Even if you are not getting married
in Southern California, we welcome you to examine our complete wedding
packages as a reference of what you might expect from a comparable company
located in your area. Your complete wedding package company should offer
you discounted pricing and a stress free event that is run based on
your own wishes!