1. NOT ALL RESORTS ARE CREATED EQUAL.
Just because a resort offers destination weddings and is all-inclusive does not mean you want to have your destination wedding there. The resorts we use have met our standards. If you book your own destination wedding, you’ll spend hours researching online to compare results, and you’re never quite sure the validity of the material you read online. Is it worth the risk?
2. OUR DESTINATION WEDDING SERVICES ARE FREE, AND WILL SAVE YOU HOURS OF WORK ALONG THE WAY
There’s a deposit to set up your destination wedding, and is applied towards the bride and groom’s initial deposit. There are no additional fees that you will incur by Expert Family Travel for arranging your travel, your guests’ travel, or in setting up your wedding ceremony. Of course, the resort and wedding vendors will charge for their packages and services, as applicable.
3. NO DESTINATION WEDDING IS TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG
We can arrange destination weddings for 2 to 200 (and more).
4. AVOID BEING FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MEETING GUEST QUOTAS
While we can arrange your destination wedding to be a group with minimum head count, it is more likely that multiple individual reservations booked into your wedding portfolio is a better way to go. Your guests are then free to leave from their departure city airport, and there is flexibility in travel dates. The best news is that the guest (and not the bride/groom) is responsible for their travel costs, and you can avoid the financial risk that comes with negotiating guest room space directly with the hotels.
5. HAVING THE GUESTS CONTACT US (YOUR TRAVEL AGENT) FOR THEIR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FREES YOU UP
Sure you can coordinate your friends and family’s travel, but why should you? Simply give your guests your travel agent’s contact information and let them arrange details directly.
6. BRIDE AND GROOM RECEIVE A CREDIT BACK FOR EVERY ROOM BOOKED
In addition to competitively priced rates, the bride and groom can receive credit back for all guests who book with our agency (restricted to certain destinations and resorts).
7. HAVE AN EXPERT ON YOUR SIDE
Working with Expert Family Travel means you have an expert on your side who can advise you on some of the pitfalls of travel, has established working relationships with resorts and wedding coordinators, and can assist you in a crisis.
8. THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ONE SIZE-FITS-ALL
On your own, it’s tough to pick just the right resort. So many factors go into the decision — budget, dates, how many guests, are kids traveling, guests’ budget, wedding ceremony and reception requirements, etc. We are very familiar with the resorts, and will guide you to the right choices to fit your individual needs.
Contact us at Expert Family Travel to get started on your destination wedding plans.
We offer destination weddings to the following destinations:
- Costa Rica
- Walt Disney World/Orlando
- On location (at the resort) or off site
- All-inclusive, meals not included, or some meals included — resort options
- Beach ceremonies
- Garden ceremonies
- Chapel and chapel-on-the-beach
- Underwater (scuba)
- Disney World theme park
~Happy Travels. Cindy Grant, Travel Consultant at Expert Family Travel. 972-625-6200. cindy@expertfamilytravel. In the Dallas metro area (Texas) near Frisco, Denton, Little Elm, Carrollton, The Colony, Irving, Fort Worth, Addison. Serving clients across the US and Canada.
*Photo: Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort.