PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Jeff Bartel
understands the stress associated with destination wedding planning, applauding a recent article
in Island Pack as many engaged couples do not consider the inevitable details following an away-from-home wedding celebration. The report urges engaged couples to pick the ideal spot, adding that location is key: "The location of your wedding determines not only the mood [rustic, sophisticated, beachy], but also the travel time and budget required to pull it off. You want your guests to walk away from your wedding weekend saying, 'That was so them!' Your wedding elements - not just location, but also activities and overall vibe - should say something about your personal style and your passions."
Jeff Bartel, travel agent and owner of A Global Perspective, expounds on the importance of location. "Personalization is everything. If you're foodies, consider traveling to a place like Tuscany or California wine country. If you're an outdoorsy couple, maybe a smaller destination wedding in Yosemite might be worthwhile, or Costa Rica, where guests can zipline through the treetops before the rehearsal dinner," he said.
Jeff Bartel also points out that timing is another critical factor for destination wedding planners. "Weather plays a crucial role," he said. "There's more pressure to have good weather when you're several miles away from home and your guests have paid to travel to celebrate with you. You may choose to marry during high season to ensure the best weather. If that is not as important to you, you might be able to save by marrying in the off-season of your chosen destination."
"The article adds, "Unfortunately, the best weather in popular vacation destinations tends to correlate with tourist season, when there are typically more crowds, fewer hotel and venue availabilities and higher rates all around. If you choose to marry during high season, you'll want to reserve hotel blocks and venues immediately and send out save-the-dates 10 to 12 months in advance so guests can book their flights and accommodations before prices skyrocket. If you choose the shoulder season [right after high season], you may be able to save yourself and your guests some money and still enjoy great weather. While the off-season means fewer crowds, the weather can be iffy, and you may find that many stores, venues and vendors close up shop."
Jeff Bartel recommends taking a trip prior to the special day to make sure everything is in order. "I can't stress this enough," he said. "This is so important and relieves stress for the bride, groom and wedding party. Secure your key venues, scope out the caterer; make sure everything is in order." Jeff Bartel also notes that couples should research local marriage requirements to figure out the legal side of tying the knot, reducing stress prior to the ceremony.
is the owner of A Global Perspective travel agency, a company that aims to enhance the overall travel plans of every client. With more than 12 years of experience in the industry and an undeniable passion for travel, Bartel assists all kinds of vacationers and trip-planners, from destination wedding travel to business and cruise travel. He serves as a valuable resource, having accumulated impressive relationships with the finest hotels and establishments throughout the world to provide the best packages and deals.