Is Saturday the ideal day to get married?

Typically, people get married on a Saturday.  It seems this is an age-old tradition, maybe as old as time.  Why?  Most people have Saturday off from work.  People can travel on Friday, attend a Saturday wedding, and relax on Sunday.  With a destination wedding, every day is Saturday!!! Can you get married any other day?  Short answer is YES!  Here are some benefits of marrying on a day of the week other than Saturday.

Availability:  Brides request Saturday 9x out of 10.  Therefore, any other day will have more availability as those Saturday’s typically book first. 

Cost:  Many times, it is less expensive to marry outside of the “Saturday” slot.  Resorts can offer incentives to book more weddings through the week.

Crowds:  Destination weddings are normally public events, especially if held on the beach.  To avoid larger beach crowds, plan your wedding through the week, say on a Tuesday. 

Attention to Detail:  Attention to detail is left to the resort wedding teams.  Teams can have multiple weddings a day, especially on Saturdays.  The likelihood of having multiple weddings throughout the week is far less. Therefore, the team’s attention to detail for your big day goes up! 

Follow my page for my Destination Wedding blogs.  If you are considering a destination wedding, contact me today.  I am a specialist in Jamaica, Mexico, and Dominican Republic.  I specialize in destination weddings and honeymoons and would love to get you started! 

Top 5 2023 Destination Wedding Locations

You’ve come to the right site!  I am giving my top destination wedding location picks for 2023.  I am a destination wedding planner and specialize in destination weddings and honeymoons.  Here are my top picks and why:

  • Jamaica
    • Jamaica tops my list for top destination wedding locations.  Brides love to say, “I do” in Jamaica.  It is famous for its 7 Mile Beach, local flavor, gorgeous turquoise waters, and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Dominican Republic
    • The Dominican is my second pick for beach quality and entertainment.  Pure, white sand beaches are ideal for all brides dream beach wedding.  Visitors of the Dominican love the nightlife entertainment and excursions such as horseback riding on the sand that the Dominican has to offer.
  • Mexico
    • Mexico, where there is always a party!  Mexico lands on my list of top destination weddings because it is affordable for guests to attend.  Mexican food is always a plus.  Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a taco!
  • Hawaii
    • Maui to be specific!!  Maui is your vision of a dream wedding!  Maui is decorated with lush landscape overlooking the blue ocean waters.  Waterfalls in Maui create the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.  No passport required is a huge plus for many brides and families!  Although, not an all-inclusive, Maui, in all its beauty, makes my top 5 list.
  • Turks & Caicos
    • Turks & Caicos rounds out my top 5 destination wedding location picks.  Turks is surrounded by a natural reef and is perfect for any beach wedding.  A sunset ceremony here will be enjoyed through photographs for years to come!  The weather here is typically in the 80’s.  Your spa done hair will still be stunning!!

There you have my top 5 destination wedding locations!  Follow my page for more destination wedding topics!   

Why Use a Travel Agent for Your Honeymoon?

When it comes to planning a honeymoon, the process can be overwhelming. There are so many options and decisions to make, from deciding on a destination to figuring out how to get there, where to stay, and what to do. This is where a travel agent comes in. A travel agent can help take the stress out of planning your honeymoon and make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.

One of the biggest advantages of using a travel agent is that they have access to a wide range of options and can help you find the perfect destination for your honeymoon. They can help you find a romantic and secluded island getaway or a luxurious and adventurous safari. They can also help you find the perfect hotel or resort that fits your budget and preferences. Another advantage of using a travel agent is that they can help you take care of all the details and logistics of your trip. They can help you book your flights, rental car, and excursions. They can also help you with the passport and visa process, if necessary. Having a professional handle these details takes the stress out of planning and allows you to focus on enjoying your honeymoon.

A travel agent can also save you time and money. They have access to special deals and promotions that you may not be able to find on your own. And because they have experience planning trips, they can help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that can cost you money.

Finally, a travel agent can provide peace of mind. Knowing that you have a professional working on your behalf and available to help in case of any problems, can give you peace of mind and allow you to relax and enjoy your honeymoon without worry.

3 Steps to Planning the Perfect Honeymoon

First off, let me congratulate you on these exciting times and this journey that you are about to embark on. I am sure you have been thinking about this upcoming season of your life for a while now, but now it is time to set it in motion. It can be stressful planning both a wedding and a honeymoon at the same time while making sure every little detail is just the way you’ve always dreamt of. I have created a 3-step process for you to follow to ensure that you have the perfect honeymoon with your new partner. 

  1. Discuss the details

There is so much to decide during this time that is best to designate a time to sit down with your partner and decide on the following things. Decide on the dates. You may want to fly out the night of your wedding or maybe you want to wait until you have some time saved up to take off work. Decide on where. You may need some guidance as to exactly where you want to go, but you should decide if you want to relax on the beach in the Caribbean or if you want to hit the slopes in Colorado. Do you want to stay domestic or travel internationally? Lastly, you need to set a roundabout budget. This does not have to be exact, but you both need to discuss what you plan on spending.

  1. Find an expert that fits your style

It is now time to put all of the ideas that you have been looking at on Pinterest into reality and this can be overwhelming. I suggest utilizing a travel agent that you feel is the best fit for you and your partner for many reasons.  It is important that they know what you are looking for in a honeymoon and that they provide just that. Once you find your travel agent that you will be using you will be able to relay what you and your partner have discussed in step 1 and they will work with you to plan your perfect honeymoon. Your travel agent will be able to find you the best deals, most personalized amenities, and manage all reservations.

  1. Get ready for your perfect honeymoon

Now you have discussed it, planned it, and it is now time to get married and board the plane! It is important to make sure that you have not forgotten to pack anything so check your list twice and your travel agent may throw in some reminders. It is important to remember that this vacation is for you and your partner to spend some quality time together so don’t try and overbook yourself. Make sure you make the trip all about relaxation and romance with your new partner.

Yes, You Can Honeymoon at Walt Disney World too!

We have sent many couples to Walt Disney World for their honeymoon. Why do they love it so much? Well, here are the top reasons straight from our clients.

Romantic Resorts

There are several resorts at Walt Disney World that are romantic, so we will share a few of our favorites.

Port Orleans- French Quarter is a nice smaller quaint resort themed after New Orleans! You will enjoy the lovely boat ride to Disney Springs, a horse-drawn carriage ride around the resort, or an evening eating and drinking around 11 countries in Epcot, romance is abundantly sprinkled all around.

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a favorite for honeymooners too! The deluxe accommodations are perfectly situated around the resort with access to the Monorail Loop and fabulous views of Magic Kingdom. All brides will feel like a Princess at this whimsical resort.

Theme Parks

Contrary to belief, the theme parks are not just for kids. Each park has a uniqueness that makes it special and we recommend you experience all four.

  • Magic Kingdom is a playground for adults with Peter Pan’s Flight taking you back to a favorite storybook or laughing your way through the ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad together!
  • Epcot is perfect for romance around The World Showcase. You have 11 countries to dine, shop, explore, and depending on the time of the year you may even experience one of Epcot’s famous festivals! Soarin’ Around the World or zoom in your race car on Test Track, the fun and romance possibilities are endless!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios is full of excitement! You will make memories together while riding through Hollywood on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith or entering the Twilight Zone together on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™! You can also geek out at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experience the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates life and animals! Explore Pandora-The World of Avatar and fly on a banshee or float the boat on Na’vi River Journey!


Dining around Walt Disney World can be an amazing experience. California Grill offers gourmet dining with panoramic views of Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom. The BOATHOUSE®: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats™ is another favorite signature dining including water views and the opportunity to experience the amphicars for a fee. We offer many great recommendations for our clients and help with all the planning.

For your Walt Disney World honeymoon, you can have it all: activities, spectacular dining options, and romantic accommodations.  Contact one of our romance specialists today for your honeymoon or anniversary trip!

Please note some resorts and restaurants are not available during the pandemic.

Should You Use a Travel Agent For Your Destination Wedding & Honeymoon?

First, let us begin by saying Congratulations on this special time in your life!

We know that this season can be overwhelming, and we are here to help. Fairytales and Sunsets Travel, LLC is here to design your dream vacation from your bachelorette trip, destination wedding, honeymoons, all the way to your re-tie the knot ceremony. We specialize in luxury concierge services and all-inclusive resorts that cater to your every need.

You may be wondering if you really need to take advantage of these amazing services and that is a valid question.

Here is why you should:

We will assist you in your travel itinerary, accommodation, consultation, and be your liaison with the wedding planner! After discussing with you about what matters most for your big day, we help you select the perfect location. We will make sure that all international paperwork is completed properly so that you don’t experience any hiccups during your travels to a foreign country. We always work on our client’s behalf and apply any promotions applicable to your vacation packages.

Working with a travel designer allows you to focus on you! After all, you should be the center of attention on your special day and not worrying about the details; that is what we are here for! We will make sure your destination wedding and honeymoon are full of romance and relaxation.

We can’t wait to help you celebrate this exciting time with your friends and family in some of the most relaxing and luxurious places in the world! Even you if you want to elope, we can help with that too!

Contact us to meet with one of our wedding specialists today!

Tammy Richardson Certified Sandals Specialist


Nashville, TN, July 3, 2018 – Certified Sandals Specialist Tammy Richardson of Fairytales and Sunsets Travel, LLC has successfully completed ALWAYS NEXT LEVEL, the latest Sandals Resorts’ travel agent workshop and is now fully prepared to share with travelers the most exciting reasons to visit the Caribbean’s leading Luxury Included® resorts right now. 

According to Richardson, the immersive workshop covered all that’s new and exciting across the Sandals Resorts International (SRI) family of brands that include adult couples-only Sandals Resorts; family-friendly Beaches Resorts; Island Routes Caribbean Adventures for fun excursions in the Caribbean and is a critical opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of these distinct brands.  “From the opening of Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals’ second luxury resort here and the launch of Aisle to Isle, a new destination wedding program to Beaches Resorts’ groundbreaking certified autism centers, travelers can be confident that my counsel is informed and expert,” said Richardson.

Richardson is a Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS), part of an elite group of travel agents recognized by the travel industry as experts in the world’s only Luxury Included® Resorts.  ALWAYS NEXT LEVEL fulfills the crucial educational requirement for travel agents pursuing their Certified Sandals Specialist designation.

“We applaud Tammy Richardson on this tremendous accomplishment.  CSS agents are uniquely qualified to help travelers select their best Caribbean vacation, and it is a sincere pleasure to recognize Fairytales and Sunsets Travel, LLC for their dedication to serving their clients so well,” said Gary Sadler, Senior Vice President of Sales for North America at Unique Vacations, Inc., an affiliate of the worldwide representatives for Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts. 

Tammy Richardson specializes in Disney Destinations, Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Hollywood, Sandals and Beaches, Hawaii, and Saint Lucia. Contact Tammy for your next amazing vacation!