Organizing a far-flung affair is easy with these useful online tools:
Focusing on the travel-savvy bride, DestinationWeddingMag.com helps couples with practical information such as choosing a destination and finding money-saving travel deals as well as visual inspiration from real from around the globe. Their blog covers everything from hotel openings to fashion and travel-worthy beauty products to reports from recent travels.
Destination I Do's online community is a helpful resource for planning a destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic escape. Packed with information about creating a personalized event in the destination of your dreams, you can find useful planning tools, fashion advice, up-to-the-minute travel deals and so much more via their blog, Web site and social-media pages.
Lisa Light, author of the book Destination Bride, is the destination wedding guru and one of the top destination wedding planners in the country. Lisa brings her expertise to the Destination Bride Web site, which includes a global vendor directory and planning articles. Not sure you can plan your destination wedding without professional help? You can hire Lisa to plan your destination wedding or as a consultant to help you with some of your details.
Sign up for a free account and you can build a personalized destination wedding Web site, create an interactive map of your location with custom markers (to help direct guests to hotels, restaurants, etc.), keep track of your budget with the handy vendor manager, and more.
The newest travel-planning site compares rates from hundreds of hotels, airlines and agencies -- guaranteeing you the best deal -- and features Farecast technology, which predicts if prices will rise or fall.
Find essential information on passport and visa requirements, travel alerts and more at the U.S. State Department's official site. It also links to the CDC home page so you can check vaccination guidelines.
Before booking a hotel wedding or blocking rooms at an all-inclusive resort, read firsthand reviews and ratings from past guests at this site -- plus view their photos and videos for a sneak peek inside.
The official site of the Weather Channel offers detailed climate-trend information and forecasts for everywhere in the world, updated hourly, plus destination guides, travel tips and even reports of flight delays.
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