FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1// How far in advance should we book our wedding?
Destination weddings, as well as regular in-town weddings, require planning. Having enough time to review venue and vendors are crucial to keep the event within the desired budget. If you are envisioning to take advantage of all what Puerto Rico has to offer, we encourage you to plan your destination wedding 8 to 12 months in advance. Venues such as the forts and many hotels get booked out quickly. Nevertheless, if you cannot wait to get married in Puerto Rico, we can work with your time frame as well. We love planning!
2// We are on a tight budget why should we hire a destination wedding planner?
A destination wedding planner shall be seen as an asset not a budget burden. We are trained professionals that specialize in details. From arrival to departure all your guests shall feel that have been taking care of, so they enjoy their time instead of stressing out for being in a place that they have never been before, or are not used to (many destination weddings have to deal with language, culture and weather related deviations that tend to be stressful to travelers). Furthermore, the couples synergy and mood is easily transferred into the wedding guests and thus the wedding atmosphere. So, why would you be stressed planning your wedding? Even more, why would you be stressed on your wedding day? Destination wedding planners are there through all the steps of the way, providing guidance and making sure the decisions made take into consideration all aspects of the event as a whole. This way you can sit back and enjoy the journey and your engagement while knowing everything is taken care of on due time. This way in your day you will shine!
3// Our venue offers a venue coordinator, why should I hire a destination wedding planner as well?
The venue coordinators work is to assist you with venue related matters. They work for the venue. So with this said, who will watch out for your interests? Who will take care of all other matters and needs of your destination wedding? The answer is simple: your destination wedding planner. We owe loyalty to you and, at the end of the day, the event has to cater to your needs, and reflect your style. Thats where we step in.
4// I am an intelligent hands-on multi-tasker individual, why cant I plan my own destination wedding? I even have friends and family that offered to help.
Planning is definitely fun for anyone; and especially to you if it your own event. But is important to say that planning a destination wedding has its complexities. You will need a trusted individual that understand your vision, will help you providing alternatives to make informed decisions and become basically an extension of you in-location. Thats INvita! We have the tools to deliver balanced services (cost vs. quality), as we work with vendors on a day-to-day basis, which will significantly enhance your event without breaking your budget.
5// What is the difference between a destination wedding planner and a regular wedding planner?
We, the destination planners, have developed close relationships with hotels representatives, we are used to work with different cultures so we have a broader spectrum of reliable quality vendors to choose from, and mostly are bilingual (or even trilingual) which helps drastically so you are definitely not lost in translation. All this is reflected in the quality of the services received during your event. As you will not always be able to taste, preview, juggle all things related to your wedding due to distance from the event location/venue, choosing wisely a destination wedding planner that reflects you will help that everything will run smoothly and make every detail be well thought of.
6// Why should I hire INvita Wedding + Event Designers?
We are young detail-oriented destination wedding professionals that love what we do: plan destination weddings. At INvita we are committed to exceed our client's expectations through personalized attention to every detail of our service, and we are not scared of getting out of our comfort zone to tailor our clients needs. We have worked destination wedding for five years and we cater exclusively to destination couples. Our portfolio has from non-denominational destination weddings, catholic destination weddings, jewish destination weddings, to multiple days celebrations of hindu (indian) destination weddings. Tell us about your event and we will develop a service package that will fit your needs.
7// How many destination weddings Invita do per year, month, week?
Because we dont want to over-commit and we are firm believers of quality, we do not plan more than 2 weddings a month. We like to control every aspect of the wedding, we put our heart and soul into every event as if it is our own. At INvita we to do everything we can to make the event seamless and provide the necessary time and personal attention to all our clients. After all, is not this the most memorable event in someones life!
8// Why INvita offers only full wedding coordination?
We are very detail oriented and we like to be part of the planning from start to finish We do not offer partial dcor or day-of coordination; this is because we work hard to ensure the quality of the event as a whole.
9// Are you willing to travel?
Of course! Additional expenses may apply due to traveling expenses. Contact us and we will definitely work a special package for your event.