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9 Reasons Why You Should Get A Destination Wedding Travel Agent

So here’s the big question…

“Should I hire a destination wedding travel agent?”

The answer is YES, and you’ll soon find out why!

So don’t go planning your destination wedding all alone. Build confidence! Explore this list below, crafted by experienced agents.

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Destination wedding travel agents are like regular travel agents, BUT they specialize in destination weddings.

So, why use a destination wedding travel planner?

Agents have experience in:

– weddings in different countries.
– all-inclusive resort weddings and destination wedding packages.
– working with local venues and suppliers.
– helping you and your guests book accommodation.
– negotiating the best prices.

They also help you choose the:

✓ destination
✓ resort
✓ wedding package

They also manage logistics and transportations for your guests.

So, it’s clearly not the travel agent in your local strip mall!

The best part? They’re usually FREE!

They earn a commission from booking guest travel, just like regular travel agents.

With their expertise and connections, your destination wedding planning will be smooth sailing.

So, here are 7 reasons why you’d want to work with a destination wedding specialist. 👇

Dreams Tulum Resort Mexico

Reason 1: They Know The Destination Very Well

A destination wedding travel agent is an absolute pro when it comes to their destinations.

They’ve likely visited these resorts, seen venues, and explored wedding packages so you can choose wisely and avoid any disappointments.

They know each location intimately.

For example, we at Paradiseweddings.com are pros at Mexico and the Caribbean. Think Cabo, Vallarta, Cancun, Tulum, Dominican Republic and Jamaica!. Other travel agents may know more about destination weddings in Europe like Italy, France, Spain or Greece.

Bottom line… you want a specialist. Someone who can help you explore venues, the best wedding packages, and take care of your guests.

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Reason 2: They Can Unlock Exclusive Discounts

If you’re looking to snag some amazing discounts and promotions for your destination wedding, it’s a good idea to hire a destination wedding travel agent!

We often have access to unpublished deals that you might not be able to find anywhere else.

We also know whether you’re getting the best price because of our experience with the resorts.

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Reason 3: They Secure Accommodations

You want your wedding at a resort and area dreaming about your friends and family joining you.

But, as usual, your sister waited until the last minute to book online.

Now imagine this… the resort is sold out!

You’ve confirmed your wedding date with the resort or venue, and the save-the-dates are sent.

Suddenly, 1 month before your wedding, you find out that the resort you wanted everyone to stay at is booked solid.

So, what now?

You have to tell everyone who dragged their feet that they need to stay at a neighboring resort. No drinks by the pool or late-night parties for them. 😭

What’s the solution? A “Room Block”

A destination travel planner will help secure a block of rooms with the resort (called a room block). It’s an art, believe me, we’ve organized 100’s of destination weddings.

Once that’s done, you know that your guests have a room to stay in.

Your agent will send friendly reminders to everyone on your guest list to make sure they’re booking.

And if anyone has special requests, your agency will ensure those are taken care of too.

gay couple on the beach

Reason 4: You Get A Stress Free Wedding!

Planning a destination wedding on your own can be seriously stressful and time-consuming.

Who has time for all that heavy lifting?

That’s when a destination wedding travel agent saves the day. 🙌

Consider your agent a FREE personal assistant.

With their expertise, you’ll have more time to enjoy the lead-up to your big day without worrying about all the nitty-gritty details.

catamaran trip with wedding guests

Reason 5: They Can Help You Book Activities

Not every guest will want to veg by the pool. Some will want things to do and adventures they can Insta!

A destination wedding travel agent can help make that happen by putting together exciting activities for you and your guests.

Whether it’s exploring a new city, snorkeling in a cenote, or chartering a catamaran to a secluded island, your agent will make sure they have plenty of fun on your wedding getaway!

cancun bachelorette party

Reason 6: They Can Help You Plan Other Events

Your destination wedding celebrations don’t have to begin and end at the ceremony.

You can plan so much more, and we can help you do just that.

From bachelor/ette parties to bridal luncheons, from a private cocktail hour to a rehearsal dinner, we can help you organize all the events.

They can even help you organize welcome parties and farewell lunches. 

Reason 7: Their Services Are Free!

Believe it or not!

One of the best things about working with a destination wedding travel agent is that you don’t have to pay a single penny for their services!

That’s right! There’s no service fee or hidden costs – their totally free to work with.

How? The resort gives them a commission for every guest they book.

jewish wedding on the beach

Reason 8: They Know the Local Laws

Destination wedding travel planners have got your back when it comes to the legal side of things too.

They can help you with the paperwork required to legally get married at your dream destination.

riu palace mexico wedding on beach setup

Reason 9: They’re Usually Able to Contact the Resort Faster

Maybe you’ve already been through this – you liked a resort, you filled up their contact form, and now you’re waiting for them to respond.

Sadly, most resorts can be a VERY slow in getting back to you. Once you sign with them, they’re extra slow in answering questions for your guests.

But don’t worry, your travel agent can take that burden off your shoulders. They likely have direct contact with the right people at the resort.

So, they can make a quick call and handle all the communication on your behalf. 

umi terrace venue at nobu hotel cabo

1. Find the Right Match

Do you want to get married in Mexico/Caribbean or Europe? Finding the right match starts here.

Let’s say it’s a wedding in Mexico. Now find 3 companies that specialize in Mexico and get to know them. Meet with each and decide who you’re most comfortable with.

You may have to explore a few options before finding the perfect one for you. 

2. Experience Matters

When it comes to planning destination weddings, experience plays a significant role.

While your vacation agent might be great, look for travel agents who specialize in destination weddings.

For example, we at Paradiseweddings.com have organized 100’s of weddings across Mexico and the Caribbean.

So we have the experience, the expertise and the insights needed to make your wedding a success!

3. Communication is Key

Staying connected with your travel agent throughout the planning process is important.

When consulting with potential agents, ask about their communication preferences and how you can reach out to them.

And establish clear expectations right from the start.

4. Don’t Settle

Don’t settle for just any travel agent.

Take your time to find the one who truly understands your vision and can bring it to life.

Look for someone who shares your enthusiasm and has a genuine passion for creating unforgettable wedding experiences.

5. Trust Your Instincts

Ultimately, trust your instincts when selecting a travel agent.

If something feels off or doesn’t align with your vision, keep searching.

The right travel agent will make you feel confident and excited about your destination wedding journey.

couples visit Dreams Sapphire with Paradise Weddings

Here are some questions you should ask a destination wedding travel agent before hiring them.

  1. How long have you been planning weddings?
  2. How many weddings have you helped plan so far?
  3. How many weddings do you do a year?
  4. Why are you recommending these resorts; have you planned weddings here before?
  5. Why are you recommending the venues and what makes them the perfect fit for me?
  6. Do you have photos and testimonials of weddings you have planned?
  7. Can you visit these locations with me before I commit?

We also recommend doing a bit of your own research.

Take a peek at their website and social media pages, and see if they’ve won any awards like we have. (sorry, had to go there)

That way, you’ll have a better sense of what they’re all about. 

So much goes into planning a destination wedding.

There are many things to keep track of, which can feel overwhelming.

But don’t worry, we can help with that!

Our award-winning wedding planners have planned 100’s of weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean and can help plan yours too!

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for a free consultation.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Hi! I am Niyati from ParadiseWeddings.com. Need help planning your destination wedding? I'm your gal! From resort reviews to fashion tips, and everything in between, our team of certified destination wedding specialists and I've got you covered!

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