Destination Wedding Planning

Tying the knot in a romantic destination is a once-in-a-lifetime experience—but requires more planning than simply buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel. When preparing for a destination wedding, a wedding planner assists in creating a memorable moment without all the logistical stress that comes from planning solo. At Kelley Event + Design, we’re here to be your guide, organizer, and right hand so you’re able to relax and enjoy every step of the process.

Destination Wedding Planning Package

Quite often couples feel overwhelmed with the daunting task of planning a wedding—even more so when planning a destination wedding. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. With Kelley Event + Design, you will rest easy knowing you have a competent and organized destination wedding planner managing your most important event.

When your wedding is in a different destination than you and your significant other, handling the logistics and planning is stressful. We have experience working with vendors worldwide and understand what it takes to plan and communicate primarily through phone and email. We are present in the days leading up to and the day of your event to ensure you and your loved ones needs are met and your wedding day exceeds your expectations and vision.

We manage each detail and task along the way to achieve a flawlessly executed destination wedding. Whether it’s scouting venues, creating timelines, or vetting the leading vendors in a particular location, we focus on creativity and innovation while also developing a seamless event flow. We are your behind-the-scenes team, sourcing gift bags, spearheading airport greetings, , scheduling group extracurricular activities, and ensuring all of your guests arrive on-time to events throughout the multi-day gathering. When it comes to destination wedding planning, you can trust Kelley Event + Design to create a well-organized and custom event.

On your wedding day, Kelley Event + Design will orchestrate and manage the logistical details to ensure everything unfolds as planned and you’re left to simply enjoy this most important moment. From the small particulars of sorting seating cards, and overseeing the design and setup process, to organizing the flow and cueing of the day’s events, and troubleshooting when needed—we handle the stress so you have time to focus on hosting your favorite people in an undoubtedly breathtaking destination.

Our destination wedding planning services include (but are not limited to):

  • Unlimited consultations via phone, email, and face-to-face
  • Assistance securing a destination wedding ceremony location and reception venue
  • Menu design and scheduling of food tastings
  • Help with establishing a style for your wedding
  • Assistance with setting and maintaining a budget
  • Research of accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Research of vendors matching your style
  • Scheduling and attending vendor meetings
  • Negotiation of all vendor contracts
  • Creation of wedding planning timeline
  • Assistance with travel arrangements for family and friends
  • Creation of wedding day schedule for you, your family, and all vendors
  • Assistance with invitation and wedding etiquette
  • Organization and coordination of ceremony rehearsal
  • Full onsite assistance at ceremony and reception

Destination Wedding Planner in the Southeast & Beyond

Kelley Event + Design is a destination wedding planner based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are dedicated to creating bespoke experiences of the highest quality. We believe in a tailored and collaborative approach with each client, and our boutique sensibility allows for a greater attention to detail and specialized attention throughout the destination wedding planning process. Whether your dream wedding is in the Rocky Mountains, Mexico, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, or Europe, we will discuss your design, planning, and coordination needs, as well as your budget requirements and create a one-of-a-kind event. We will work together to customize a level of service that is ideal for you.

Every event we plan is unique—contact us to receive a custom destination wedding proposal.

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