Choosing the Perfect Team:

How to pick the right Wedding Vendors for Your Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are the epitome of romance and adventure. Saying "I do" in a picturesque location with your closest friends and family by your side is a dream come true. However, making your dream a reality involves meticulous planning, and one of the most crucial decisions you'll make is selecting the right wedding vendors.

1. Research:

Begin by researching wedding vendors in your chosen destination, or close by. Look for photographers, florists, caterers, and other professionals with experience in your selected location and seek out reviews, testimonials, and portfolios to get a sense of their work.

2. Communication is Key / Check for Compatibility:

Since you might not be able to meet vendors in person until your big day, clear and open communication is vital. Use calls or video calls to discuss your vision, expectations, vibe for the day and key moments.

Your wedding vendors should not only be skilled professionals but also people you connect with on a personal level. Trust your instincts and choose vendors who understand your vision and make you feel at ease.

3. Local Knowledge Matters / Ask for Recommendations:

Local vendors often have the inside scoop on the best venues, hidden gems, and logistics in the area. They can help you understand and navigate permits, regulations, and other local considerations, making the planning process smoother and provide valuable insights into their own experiences and suggest trustworthy vendors.

4. Budget Wisely:

Destination weddings can have additional costs, so be clear about your budget from the start. Discuss pricing, fees, and any potential extras with your vendors to avoid unpleasant surprises.

5. Get it confirmed and in Writing:

Contracts are a must, regardless of where your wedding takes place. Ensure all agreements, services, timelines, and payment details are in writing. This protects both you and your vendors.

6. Plan Early:

Destination wedding vendors tend to book up quickly, so start your search and booking process well in advance. This gives you more choices and reduces the stress of last-minute arrangements.

7. Trust Your Planner:

If you've hired a destination wedding planner, lean on their expertise. They can recommend reliable vendors, negotiate contracts, and coordinate all the details, allowing you to enjoy the planning process without stress.

8. Stay Flexible:

Destination weddings can have unpredictable elements due to weather or local customs. Be prepared to adapt and have backup plans in place. Your chosen vendors should be flexible and adaptable as well.

In summary, selecting the right wedding vendors for your destination wedding is a pivotal step in making your dream day come true. Through thorough research, clear communication, and trusting your instincts, you can assemble a team of professionals who will make your wedding in paradise an unforgettable experience.

Wedding Vendors in Tobago

Officiant / Minister - Rev. Christine Jackson-Hart

Wedding Planner / Event Decorator - Asha Mars Asha Mars Weddings and Events and

Intimate Tobago Weddings (all-inclusive wedding experience curated for couples hosting an intimate celebration) (868) 639 3303

Wedding & Event Planner / Event DECORATOR- Melena of Emerald Designs (868) 779-1632

Floral / EVENT PLANNER / Decor - Sandy, WedTobago / Daisy’s flower shop (868) 660-7748

Floral / EVENT PLANNER / Decor - Neave, Eye for design (868) 660-8828

Villa Rentals ~ Celina Aeschlimann - Hove Estate - (868) 391-2073

Wedding Cakes / Desserts - Tracey, Tracey’s Treats (868) 389-6863

Wedding Cakes ~ Kocina Karina (868) 703-0768

Catering / Desserts / Cakes – Kerry-Ann, Kerry’s nice & sweet treats (868) 790-8030

Catering / Desserts - Chef Carla of Artfully Delicious

Bar / Mixologists - ECJ Professional Bar (868) 765-6569

Hair Stylist- Anya Mariposa

Make-up artist -

- Jodie Balfour

- Glam by Abbey



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