Traveling With Family? Finding Great Places to Stay

Traveling with my kids, parents and spouse is my favorite thing to do. But when it comes to finding lodging once we arrive to our destination, I quickly regret not making better traveling plans ahead of time. It's not fun driving around a new town, city or state looking for a hotel or bed and breakfast when we should be enjoying ourselves instead. After going through this for the last four years, I decided to plan ahead and obtain accommodations early. I have a large family so finding accommodations that fit everyone comfortably is essential. I found a great site online that offers information on almost destination in the United States. That makes it easier to locate hotels in the cities my family visits the most. If you need help finding great places to rest on your travels, read my blog. It'll help you make traveling plans in a snap.

What You Need To Know About All-Inclusive Wedding Packages


What do you need to know about all-inclusive wedding packages? You're planning your dream destination getaway—but aren't sure what you should consider before you book a wedding venue. Take a look at the top questions to ask about wedding planning, all-inclusive packages, and your options. 

What Is An All-Inclusive Package?

This is the first time you've planned a wedding. You've heard of all-inclusive resorts, hotels, or packages but aren't completely sure what "all-inclusive" means or should include. Before you get deep into wedding planning, start at the most basic level. This means you may need to learn more about the terms or definitions.

In general, all-inclusive refers to a package that (as the name implies) includes everything you need. For a wedding venue, this may mean the package includes a set room rate along with the price of food, drinks, the ceremony fees (if applicable), a ballroom or reception space, and planning services. Some "all-inclusive" packages may include more or fewer options. While one resort may add all planning services, flowers, or tips into the package, others may consider these extras that come with a separate fee.

Why Should You Choose An All-Inclusive Package?

Wedding planning takes time, effort, and energy. Without an all-inclusive option, every step of the planning process is left up to you. This includes anything from contacting different hotels to compare rates to interviewing food and beverage vendors. You will also need to find and choose a flower vendor and potentially secure separate ceremony and reception locations.

An all-inclusive package takes the guesswork out of your wedding planning. This gives you time to enjoy the months leading up to your big day and can take planning-related pressure off. It may also help you to lock-in a better hotel room rate for your guests.

Will You Need An On-Site Wedding Planner?

Again, some all-inclusive resorts provide wedding planning services as part of the destination day package—while others either don't have an on-site planner or consider this an additional service. If the resort does not have a dedicated wedding planner, they will still have plenty of knowledge and experienced staff members to help you through this process. But if you feel that it's important to have one wedding contact person or a professional planner, talk to the resort or hospitality manager about this option.

Could You Use An Outside Vendor?

You like the idea that everything is included in your wedding package, but you have a very specific picture of your big day and it may include a different type of food, beverage, or flower choice. Can you bring in your own vendor? If you want to (or may want to) use your own vendor, ask the resort staff about this option before you agree to a package.


28 February 2022