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You’ve cradled the fantasy of your wedding day in your mind since you were little. Daydreaming about those precious moments, it always like felt time stood still. Now, the dream is a reality. What felt like an oasis in time feels overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a deep breath, and let our step-by-step wedding planning guide ease your worries and land you right back to fantasyland.


Announce your engagement to family and friends: You’re bursting with excitement, and this a chance to let those good feelings shine. Be creative, traditional, or shout it from the mountaintops—let your friends and family know you’re getting married.


Plan engagement party, set date and send invitations: Whether you’re throwing your own, or someone close to the bride takes care of the details, your engagement party should be a low-pressure, fun event. To get started, set a date and draft a guest list.


Set a Budget: This is the “eat your veggies” portion of wedding planning. The rest will go down as sweet as cake. Here are some crucial factors when setting a budget: Establish who will be contributing to the wedding, how much you can afford, and how many guests you plan to invite. This is how you can make your dream a reality.


Create a guest list: Choosing who to celebrate your special day with can be nerve-racking. There is a lot of love in your life. Don’t stress. Start your list with immediate family and friends, and then work to your outer friend and relative circles in order of importance. Tally the numbers using your budget as a guide.

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Choose a venue and set a date: As your good news spreads among your friends and family, two questions will inevitably pop up: When and where is the special day? Carefully consider the season and the location. Marry in bliss with a destination wedding. Find your love oasis with Palace Resorts—pick your paradise, each property has its distinct flair. Be sure to choose a first and second option.



Choose your style: Close your eyes and picture your special day. Is it an intimately elegant wedding? Think soft, muted hues. Is it a celebration with swagger? Express your love in bold tones. Save whatever emits love vibes to your color board so we can bring your special day to life.



Get Ideas: When inspiration strikes, write it down! Gather all your ideas, daydreams, thoughts and themes and vibe into one convenient place to present to your Palace Resorts Wedding Coordinator. We’re here to help with color themes, floral motifs, videos, lighting and photography.



Check for deals: Stay budget-conscious and check for ways to save on your dream wedding.



Contact your free wedding coordinator: We are standing by to make your fantasy come to life. Check with us for availability for your ceremony date and rooms for your party and other details.



Book your wedding: Here you are, ready to make that final planning step. Before you proceed further, ask for a contract and read it thoroughly. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Once you’re comfortable with the contract, lock in your wedding date and the number of rooms your friends and family will require. Here’s a tip from us: select a variety of room types so your guests can choose by preference. The more guests you have, the more benefits you will accrue.


Send out Save the Date invites: Make it official by sending out reminders to your friends and family so they can reserve the dates in their calendars for your wedding.


Preview your location for free: How does paradise look? Go find out! Schedule tours with your top venues. Before you visit, make a list of wedding day essentials and sweet indulgences so you can get the most out of your tours.