Destination Wedding: Bringing Your Own Vendors

Destination weddings are SUPER popular right now. With the cost of weddings so high and the stress that planning can place on the bride and groom, many couples are opting to go the destination route and doing a wedding and honeymoon altogether. Don’t get us wrong, that is an awesome idea, but what about if you still want to be able to have a say in the different vendors?

We highly recommend looking into bringing your own vendors to your destination wedding, especially your DJ, and here’s why:

Time Spent With Vendor

How much time do you anticipate getting to spend with the vendors? If the resort where you are getting married only has one vendor option for each couple, how much individual attention do you think you will be getting? Very little, if any. On the flip side, if you were to use a vendor that you brought for your wedding, you would have not only customization for the days leading up to your wedding, but you would also have access to them months in advance before you are even at your destination! This would allow for so much more time spent with the vendors making sure everything is absolutely perfect.

Potential Language Barrier

Depending on where you look to get married, you may experience a language barrier. Although they may speak your language if it’s not their native language you may have a hard time expressing exactly what you want.

Quality of Equipment

Because resorts traditionally have only one vendor to choose from for their weddings, their equipment isn’t usually the best quality. Unfortunately, they tend to use the bare minimum required to be considered “professional.” Would you rather have the bare minimum or top quality? Think about vendors such as the photographer. Would you really want a photographer using a camera that isn’t of the best quality? Or a DJ – you want to make sure their booth looks professional and they aren’t just playing songs off of an iPod.

Stress Level

By bringing your own vendors, you can greatly reduce your stress level. Instead of frantically trying to meet with each of your vendors the days leading up to your wedding, you can meet with them way in advance and plan everything out. Just because you’re planning a destination wedding does not mean that it does not deserve the same individualized attention that any other wedding receives.

Overall Quality

Overall, bringing your own vendors will increase the quality of your wedding experience. You will get the attention you deserve, you will have ample time to plan and you can be absolutely sure that everything will be exactly how you envision it without having to settle for what the resort offers.


Here at Pez Productions, we want to make sure that your wedding is absolutely unforgettable! Whether you are planning a destination wedding or looking to tie the knot somewhere close to home, we are here to help make sure that your day goes off without a hitch. Reach out if you have any questions about how we can help make your wedding amazing!