“Relax and enjoy your special day!” is advice from Tasha Walsh of Romantic Planet Vacations for any couple trying to plan that perfect day.
Easier said than done, of course. But Tasha is the kind person you want on your team because her job is to take care of all the details, including figuring out the resort and destination within your budget, and making sure you and your guests have a memorable day.
Planning destination weddings was a natural progression for Tasha. With a degree in hotel and resort management, over a decade of experience working in the hospitality and tourism industry, event planning experience, and a passion for helping couples make their wedding dreams come true, becoming a certified destination wedding planner just made sense.
When it comes to choosing a favorite destination wedding spot, Tasha says: “There are so many. I think it really depends on what the wedding couple’s vision is and what they want. Part of my job is to help determine that and find the destination that fits their vision.” She’s traveled to Mexico, Hawaii, Europe and the Dominican Republic, her favorite destinations are Cancun and Hawaii.
When it comes to obstacles couples come across when trying to plan a destination wedding, she thinks one of the most common is “trying to please everyone, and you are not going to be able to.” The biggest mistake she warns against is not using a certified destination wedding specialist.
“Planning a wedding is stressful, add getting all your guests to destination from multiple locations,” she says. In addition to having a certified professional take care of all the details, Tasha advises couples to “make your decisions based on what you and your partner want for your dream wedding. Don’t let people’s negative opinions affect you. Remember it’s your day.”