Planning a Dream Destination Wedding

Does your heart yearn to tie the knot somewhere that isn’t your home?  Maybe it is a country where you met each other, or a place you have spent time or travelled together, a place you dream of visiting, or quite simply a crazy vision that you concocted together one romantic night during lockdown.

In your rational minds you go through the problems that you envisage…..

  • Could it really be possible?
  • Could we really travel there?
  • Would our friends and family be able to come too?
  • How on earth do we start?
  • Where would the wedding be?
  • What would it look like?
  • How do we find out about the suppliers?

Sound familiar? The conversation then turns direction…….

  • Oh no……we can’t do this
  • How would we even start?

Overwhelm sets it……..

A couple overwhelmed with trying to plan a destination wedding

And finally you both say, “No, let’s stay local and not quite get our dream wedding, but the second-best thing……”

OK, stop right there! There is a solution to this overwhelm and you can get that dream wedding without any compromise

The Solution? A Destination Wedding Planner

Lindsay Coleman from Wide Sky Weddings, a Destination Wedding Planner in the Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland


Find a Wedding Planner in the area you want to get married and let her, or him, take all those problems away from you and turn your dreams into reality.

Save Money

Yes, it comes with a cost, but it will bring you the castle wedding, the tropical beach, the city skyscraper that you so aspire to. Using a Wedding Planner may even save you money. They know the local contacts and may get preferential rates for their couples. You will save on travel as there will be no need for you to keep visiting the place prior to your wedding. If this is overseas, that is a substantial saving in itself.

The Nitty Gritty Wedding Planning

A Wedding Planner doesn’t take over your plans, (unless you want to hand the whole thing over) but she will facilitate your dreams and find you what you want. You can use her for some of the planning, a lot of the organisation, or the whole job including the day itself.

A Wedding Planner who lives in the place you want to marry will find you your venue and suppliers without the need for you to sit at home trawling the internet night after night. She can shortlist the suppliers according to what you tell her you are looking for, and even have initial meetings with these suppliers on your behalf.  Maybe this is enough for you and once you decide the venue and the suppliers that you will be using, you can wave your Planner goodbye and go merrily on your way.

Enjoy your Engagement

However, you can also let your destination Wedding Planner take all the stress of the organisation of the wedding away from you. This will allow you to enjoy the thrill and bliss of your engagement.  She can liaise between the suppliers and venue, put budget plans together, suggest the extra touches that will take your wedding up a notch in brilliance. She can even organise the transport and accommodation for you and your guests if you would like her to.  She is your Destination Wedding Planning Guru!

If you don’t want to, or if it is impossible for you to visit the location prior to the wedding, your Wedding Planner can be the go between, attending meetings on your behalf. He or she will keep you constantly updated on the plans whilst you sip a glass of chilled prosecco on the other end of a Zoom call!

A couple have an online meeting with their destination wedding planner

A Dream Wedding Day

Finally it comes to the wedding itself.  You can arrive, throwing yourself full heartedly into the place you yearned to be, whilst your Planner does all the background work. Have that swim in the loch, or the surf on the beach, or the ski down the mountainside whilst she is busy getting your guests settled in, the tables set, and everything ready for the big day.

A Destination Wedding Planner can ensure that you do get your dream wedding – with absolutely no compromise.  There is no need to sell yourself short of your marriage adventure.

Destination Cairngorms

Do your research and find yourself that Planner who can help you. If it is nature, wildlife, a Scottish castle, a windswept mountain that is your adventure, I may just be the Wedding Planner you need.  The Highlands of Scotland is a popular place for destination weddings with couples who dream of such things. I live in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands. I can find you the perfect venue, whether it be a castle, a marquee or a lochside and with a wide range of talented wedding suppliers here, I can be your Wedding Planner who takes all your stresses away. If you dream of a Highland wedding, I would love to chat with you over your plans. The more exciting the better.

Lindsay Coleman from Wide Sky Weddings, a destination wedding planner in the Cairngorms in the Highlands of Scotland.

Keep Your Dreams Alive

So when you’re next sitting in a restaurant gazing longingly into the air, fantasising about your crazy wedding ideas, don’t let that dream disappear. Get Googling and let a Destination Wedding Planner make it happen for you. It’s that easy……

Are you interested in a destination wedding in the Cairngorms National Park? If so drop me an email at lindsay@wideskyweddings.com or via my website

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