PERCY: I’d say the biggest challenge is the language barrier for sure. Things can get really lost in translation, but thank God for Google Translate! The biggest thing is to be sure that everyone is understood and everything being communicated is correct. Most of the time I work with a Destination Management Company (DMC) who helps with the translation.
WEDDINC: What is the best piece of advice you would give a bride considering a destination wedding?
PERCY: The best piece of advice is to keep your options open because things are ever changing. Everyone in your party is going out of their comfort zone and unexpected things are bound to happen. For instance, I had a bride who had a dream of getting married in a castle in Ireland. One of the biggest difficulties of a wedding in Ireland is the weather. I told her that her castle dream was absolutely possible, but she had to be truly open and prepared, for the fact that there would be a good chance of rain on her wedding day. As long as a bride understands the possibilities and is prepared and open, it will be a success.
WEDDINC: What is on the horizon next for Percy Sales, do you see yourself continuing on your current path or do you see a change?
PERCY: Actually, if I could do anything, I’d like to be a travel writer. I have been so many places, it would be a great way to wind down. Sort of the Anthony Bourdain of weddings. To be able to experience travel and write about it on a T.V. show would be fabulous.