If you’ve been following me on this blog for some time, you may have read already the 4 Things You Should Look For When Hiring A Wedding Planner In Tahiti, as REALLY, a “Wedding Planner” tag does not mean you’re talking to a wedding professional.
Let me reiterate: a “Wedding Planner” or “Wedding Coordinator” tag does NOT mean you’re talking to a wedding professional.
You’ve also certainly read the 3 Things You Should Think Of Before You Start Planning Your Destination Wedding In Tahiti, and by now you have a pretty clear picture of:
1. Which island you’d like to marry on (Moorea? Good pick!)
2. What is your ideal budget for the day
3. What is important to you, or in other words, what are your priorities
So what’s the next step?
Choosing Whether To Go With A Pro or With A Resort
For Your Destination Wedding in Tahiti
This great article on theeverylastdetail.com sums it up quite well:
It helps you better understand what the difference is between a Professional Destination Wedding in Tahiti, and a Resort Destination Wedding in Tahiti.
Professional Destination Wedding in Tahiti
This is what I specialize in. I will help you research and secure the vendors that are the best match for YOU.
Remember that you are unique, as a couple, and probably different, from other couples. That means that not every wedding vendor will be able to accomplish what YOU like, and not every vendor will work YOUR style.
STYLE, PERSONALITY, and PROFESSIONALISM are the biggest things to look for. Each vendor should match the style and the vision that you have in mind for your dream destination wedding.
A note on same-sex weddings in Tahiti: people are VERY accepting in here no worries about that – however you may want to go with a professional Destination Wedding Planner or Officiant who will make sure that everyone involved in your wedding is an experienced professional and not that one random resort vendor who will, just out of “habits” unintentionally be tactless or act inappropriately because he doesn’t know better and is not well prepared.
In my many years in the Islands of Tahiti handling special events and planning destination weddings, I’ve seen a lot when it comes to weddings, including the good, the bad, and unfortunately, the UGLY. I’ll be your eyes and your ears until you get on site, which will probably be just a few days before the actual wedding.
I know exactly how much experience each vendor has, what they charge, how much is the deposit, what specifically is included in that cost, if there are any additional fees to consider etc. to help you make wise decisions from afar.
The above article says that a Professional Destination Wedding in Tahiti is for
A couple who wants a wedding that will be custom-suited to their wants and needs, wants to work with wedding professionals to plan their day, and wants to enjoy time with their closest friends & family.
I could not have articulated it better!
Resort Destination Wedding in Tahiti
Commonly referred to as “cookie-cutter” wedding, a Resort Destination Wedding in Tahiti typically involves a package in which you make choices for your wedding based on what is included/available in the package. Some resorts will allow some customization, some others… not so much.
It is important that you understand how much room for personalization the package allows, before booking.
According to the aforementioned article, a Resort Destination Wedding in Tahiti is for
A couple wanting a wedding in a destination location who doesn’t want the stress and decisions that typically come with planning a wedding.
Again, I agree!
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** last updated on September 13, 2019 **
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