February 2016 – Bliss Buzz Destination Wedding Travel Preparation
Hey everybody, welcome to the February 2016 edition of Bliss Buzz. For all of you who are new – welcome – this is my monthly video where I talk about what’s going on with me and I give some shout outs to my favorite wedding professionals, and I also give tips to couples that are planning their wedding and events.
So what’s going on with me, I’m really excited because we have come to the end of engagement season, so congratulations to everyone who is newly engaged, and to those of you who are flipping through the magazine, looking through Instagram, and Pinterest, Facebook, and trying to figure it all out. Welcome to the other side of ‘Now You Need a Planner!’. Alright, so now that you’re done with all that, and you kind of got your ideas, and you think you kind of know what you want? Go ahead and give us a call at 844-4YOU-IDO. Go ahead and give us a call, so we can really start this process! So that’s what’s going on with me and Sawyer that works at Bliss by Sam. We are ready, and willing, and able, and excited to sign you guys up for 2016 and 2017. So that’s what’s going on with us. Happy belated Valentine’s Day to everyone! I know it just passed, so we love love.
So now onto my tips for couples that I give every month is the Zika Virus. Okay? Because it’s like international news, people are canceling their trips, it’s just like sometimes all that is just not necessary. So I want to talk to you who are destination wedding clients, and what I want you to remember with this is three things.
- 1. Get Travel Insurance
The first thing is get travel insurance, and you want your insurance to be that you can cancel for ANYTHING, because there are those policies out there, okay? So you want to make sure when you’re getting your insurance policy that you can get one that you can cancel for any reason. Just in case you are the reason that you don’t want to go.
- 2. Less is More
Second thing, if something happens and your guests start cancelling, I know that’s not what you really want and you want them all to be there, and that’s not the best thing, but what I want you to remember about the second tip is Less is More. So if you were going to have 100 people and now only 50 can come, think about all that money you were going to spend on those other people, how much more of an amazing experience you can have for the 50 people who are going to be there. Maybe you can get some additional amenities, or better flowers, or better linens just because now you have less people to feed. So now you can do more for design and décor — you know what us planners love beside love. So just think about that, less is more, and that’s okay.
- 3. Consider the Guest Experience
The third thing I want you to remember is to be considerate of the guests that do make it to your wedding. So in the case of the Zika Virus I’m sure people are still traveling for these, people are going to be bringing their own bug spray, but really think about their welcome bags and what you can put in it to make them have a more pleasurable experience. Be including somethings like bug spray, or things they can do around the island that are more inside, so everything is not outside. So just kind of think about those things as well. So don’t get zapped by Zika. Alright, so just remember three things – make sure you get cancel for any reason travel insurance (number one), (number two) less is more – so you can do more when less people come, and (number three) really go all out with those welcome bags for those guests that decide to take the chance and come to your wedding. Alright? Okay.
So that’s it for this month, and I’ll see you guys next month. Bye!