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Did you know that an average cost of an "at home" wedding is at $33,000 and up. No wonder there are many smart & savvy couples opting to do a destination wedding at an all-inclusive resort. 

So what is exactly a destination wedding? According to google, a destination wedding is a wedding that takes place outside of the city or town that the soon-to-be-married couple currently lives in!

Compared to a traditional at home wedding, a Destination Wedding is one of the most cost-effective, memorable, and unique ways to start your life together. 

Destination Wedding Experience



You know a marriage is about so much more than the wedding. You're building a life together, not just a fancy event. 

You have always envisioned getting married in Paradise and you enjoy traveling together

You want to spend quality time with the people you love the most - your friends & family in Tropical Paradise

You want to spend more than a day but a weekend filled with amazing memories with your loved ones

You are Destination Wedding Bride if...


The Big Day is here! Finally after months (or years) of planning the Destination Wedding together - it is finally here. Everyone is eager to celebrate you both in paradise & it is time to celebrate!

It's Wedding Day

Preparing for travel


At this point, everything is all set - all rooms booked the guests are excited, vendors are booked, and all we need is to get you & your guests ready for travel. I will prepare their flight info for transfers, send them pre trip emails, and they will get a fancy travel documents through a downloadable app - very handy! 


Once we have decided to work together, it is time to get the planning started. You will receive a welcome email that includes a Destination Wedding workbook, and we will collaborate together discussing venues, wedding date availability, and finalizing wedding contracts & room block contracts. 

We Collaborate Together

Let's chat!


The best way to start the planning process is to get to know each other! We can schedule a call together and during our initial call we will discuss your vision, why you want a destination wedding, the expectations, and the process of having a destination wedding. 

the DESTINATION wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

Having a Destination Wedding expert as part of your team means that you can utilize our connections with our resort partners. What does this mean for you? It means faster response time, utilizing the collateral we already have from the properties, and you will have us battle against your behalf if incase something happens! 

you can utilize our connections with best resorts in the industry

Your guests will have questions, even the most basic questions that you can imagine. Now think about it, would you rather be bothered with their travel questions? Would it be better if you have someone that will answer those travel questions for you? Here at CCV, we handle those details for you - that you & your guests will arrive well prepared for your destination wedding. 

you have us to handle the tedious details of travel planning for you & your guests

I get it, you are well traveled and you think you know the process of destination wedding however having an experienced travel agent on your team will work on your favor. I help negotiate to get the better terms & get those extra freebies for you if possible!


Why do you need an experienced destination wedding travel agent:

Richael & Zach, Sandals Antigua, Nov 2023

"Thanks for everything you did for us and our guests! Zach and I said multiple times to each other during our trip that we had our dream wedding -- thank you for your part in making that happen!" 

-Richael & Zach

"Thanks so much for making our dream wedding come true!"

Kemi & Arinze, Dreams Macao Punta Cana

"We had a great time and the wedding was amazing. Thank you soo much for all your help from beginning to end, everything went well!"

-Kemi & Arinze 

"We had a great time and the wedding was amazing!"

Danielle & Jaron, Honeymoon at Big Island Hawaii

"We spent 8 nights and 9 days in The Big Island, HI! We stayed at The Westin Hapuna Resort, which was absolutely beautiful!
Hawaii really was a dream. The views there are gorgeous, and pictures just don't do them justice! The weather was perfect.
Everyone there is so friendly! We had the BEST honeymoon!
Thank you Carol Carrillo for planning our trip! Everything went smoothly!"
- Jaron & Danielle

"Dream Vacation, DreAM HUSBAND"

Bailey & Guy, Honeymoon at Cancun MX

"We are back and rested after a wonderful honeymoon in Cancun! We had the absolute best first week as husband and wife! We're already ready to go back!

Huge shoutout to Carol Carrillo with CC Vacations LLC for planning this whole trip for us. We had zero stress when thinking about this trip. She had everything under control!"
- Bailey & Guy

"we had zero stress thinking about this trip"

Grant & Cassie, Anniversary trip, Hawaii 

I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go snorkeling and just wanted to say how much we appreciate all you've done already to make this trip so amazing!!

We are having a blast!!

- Grant & Cassie

"We are having a blast!!"

Marcie & Drake, Honeymoon, Costa Mujeres MX

I will always use Carol and go through CC Vacations when planning vacations from here on out. Carol was fabulous and made this whole process so easy! I had researched different resorts and airlines and was having no luck getting everything together and I found Carol on Facebook and she made it all come together so easily and took into consideration everything that we requested for our trip. We had the best honeymoon and I am so thankful I found Carol.
She is hands down the best!
- Marcie & Drake

"She is hands down the best!"

Ashley, Destination Wedding Guest

She goes above & beyond! The booking for the transportation & lodging is the bare minimum of what you get with Carol. She will send you emails in full descriptions that are easily digestible of things that you usually would spend countless hours on google to find yourself in a twisted web of too much information and feeling more overwhelmed than when you started. 
You don't even have to think about your trip; she delivers everything to you... i.e., the local travel government requirements, currency, tips on how to tip, what to pack, cultural contrasts, and anything and everything else.
She answers her phone & responds to emails at the speed of light! 
She will cater to you and your travel guests with the sweetest approach. 
Carol is just the best! 
-Ashley, Destination Wedding Guest

She goes above & beyond!

Selina & Manuel, Mexico Honeymoon

We literally will not plan another trip without Carol Carrillo CC Vacations seriously recommend 100%!! Our trip was so last minute but Carol made sure we were taken care of from the get go. So thankful to have had her plan our trip. She is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet and is on top of everything! Since the moment we left the airport to our destination and answers any and all questions! Not only is she a great travel agent but I’ve made a very good friend! so thankful to have you! big hugs when I come back! 

-Selina & Manuel

We literally will not plan another trip without Carol Carrillo 

Samanrha & Tom, Vow Renewal Maui Hawaii

I HIGHLY recommend Carol with CC Vacations to help plan your trip … She helped plan our 10 year anniversary vow renewal in Hawaii and made it so easy and amazing!! Definitely will be using her again

-Samantha & Tom

So easy & Amazing!

Kristin & Vinny, Hawaii Honeymoon

Carol was amazing to work with! She made our lives so much easier planning our honeymoon and we didn’t have to worry about anything! Highly recommend!

- Kristin & Vinny

we didn’t have to worry about anything! 

So much love here

Destination Wedding


Why couples plan destination wedding?

A Destination Wedding at an All Inclusive resort can be a great way to leave the stress at home. Unlike a traditional wedding, there is no juggling dozens of vendors (florists, caterers, bakers, photographers, etc.) along with lots of payments and deadlines.

With a Destination Wedding, you aren't obligated to invite hundreds of guests. many who you will never speak to. At a Destination Wedding, you can spend quality time with the people who matter most, your dearest friends and family.

In short, a Destination Wedding can be a one-stop shop.
​Instead of stressing about centerpieces or favors, you can focus on what truly matters .... your better half and your guests.

Does a destination wedding can really save us money?

Traditional weddings are expensive. That's it. 

There are many components that you have to piece together when planning at home weddings. Think about this way, you are actually having several events at a traditional "at home" wedding. Events like rehearsal dinner, ceremony, a reception, a morning after brunch, a gift opening, bridal party, a dinner after, the list can go on and on... On top of that, you are also planning a honeymoon. When you add all these up, the cost can be "overwhelming". 

With a Destination Wedding at an all-inclusive property, you can SAVE MONEY by combining all these events together. All your events will be at one spot! You can have a rehearsal dinner, the actual wedding, a vacation for you & your guests, and even a honeymoon!

How much does a destination wedding cost?

When planning a Destination Wedding, there are two costs to consider: (1) The cost of your travel and your guests travel; (2) The cost of the wedding ceremony, reception and other events.

To break it down, here's where a Destination Wedding is so affordable when compared to an "at home" wedding.

When you have an All Inclusive resort Destination Wedding, guests pay for their own travel. Guests love All-Inclusive because they only have to budget for ONE amount. Plus, if you bring enough guests and book enough rooms, you can earn FREE travel for yourself, eliminating this expense.

The best all inclusive resorts have come a LONG way with wedding packages. At the best properties, you can now purchase an affordable, inclusive package that covers almost every detail. When you work with the best properties, you can find packages that include hair styling, makeup, bouquets & boutonnieres, ceremony decor, wedding cake, a private cocktail hour, a private reception, music, photos and more.

Like any major life event, costs vary based on the simplicity (or complexity!) of the event. In the most basic form, a Destination Wedding with a handful of guests can cost anywhere from $0 (yes, free!) up to a few thousand.

A note on the word "package": don't think of "package" as a set, cookie-cutter wedding. Instead, think of a "package" as a combination of services that can be customized. When you work with the right resort and the right wedding planner, everything can be modified and customized. This is probably the single thing that separates a "good" Destination Wedding resort from a "great" one!

​The average destination wedding client has between 40-60 guests and spends between $6,000 and $12,000 on their wedding and wedding events.

What are the best destination wedding locations?

For American couples, the most popular destinations for all-inclusive weddings are:

Mexico: This includes the areas of Playa Mujeres, Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Punta Maroma, Puerto Aventuras, Cozumel, Akumal and Tulum

Western Mexico, including Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Dominican Republic, including Punta Cana, La Romana and Puerto Plata

Jamaica, including Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios

The Lesser Antilles Islands of the Caribbean: Saint Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Aruba, Curacao

Destinations growing in popularity are:
Off-the-Beaten Path Mexico, including Isla Holbox, Huatulco
Costa Rica, particularly the Guanacaste region

When is the best time to have a destination wedding?

The time of year has a significant impact on Destination Wedding costs, both for the couple and their guests. Throughout Mexico and the Caribbean (the most popular destinations for Weddings!), there are 3 main seasons:

Peak Season (Highest Cost): Mid-January through Easter, plus all Holiday weekends
Mid Season (Average Cost): Easter through August, early January
Low Season (Lowest Cost): September through Early November, just before Thanksgiving

Using this information as a guide can help you plan the most cost effective time for you and your guests

How can a travel advisor help you with a destination wedding?

The short answer? A travel advisor will negotiate perks and benefits (including FREE TRAVEL!) for you and your group.

If you DIY your destination wedding, you are probably leaving money on the table.

​A travel agent who specializes in Destination Weddings will negotiate a group contract, getting you lots of amenities and freebies for you and your guests.

At CCV, we have built relationships with the BEST resorts and destinations for your destination wedding. We leverage these relationships to build an amazing, unique and personalized experience for our clients.

A travel agent will also help with the nitty-gritty of planning. We will communicate with your guests, answer questions, organize payment plans, accept payments, organize travel insurance, transportation, excursions and more.

At CCV, we will treat your guests as if they were our own friends and family. Each and every guest is important to us, just as they are to you.

When should we start planning a destination wedding?

Ideally between 10-12 months before your event. This will give ample time to select your resort & destination, finalising the group contract, and allowing enough time for your friends & family to make travel arrangements. 

We have more questions, how can we get in touch?

I'm glad you asked! The first step is to schedule a free consultation call. There is no obligation and no fees will be collected for this conversation.

Most of my consult call is between 45-60 mins, I would love to talk to you (or both of you if yuo're both free!) to answer any questions you might have about destination weddings. 

During our call, I will also explain my process, services, and how I can help bring your dream destination wedding to life!

Schedule a call here

Do you have more questions about planning your destination wedding? I have answers! Let's start with a complimentary no-obligation discovery call & let's see how I can make this easier for you!

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