unexpected fees

The Nitty Gritty Details of Planning a Destination Wedding: Unexpected Fees (Part 4)

Whether you’re diving into my blog series on the nitty-gritty details of planning a destination wedding or this is your first stop, you’re in the right place to uncover the hidden fees that often surprise couples, so you can help your clients avoid them.

As a destination wedding travel specialist since 2008 and a business coach for wedding and travel pros specializing in destination wedding planning, my goal with this blog series is to equip you with those small details that make a big difference.

pre-wedding planning trip

The Nitty Gritty Details of Planning a Destination Wedding: Pre-wedding Planning Trip (Part 3)

As a travel agent specializing in destination weddings, you know the importance of meticulous planning. One critical component of this process is setting up a pre-wedding planning trip for your clients. In this third installment of our series, “The Nitty Gritty Details of Planning a Destination Wedding,” we focus on helping you arrange these essential visits.

your wedding team

The Nitty Gritty Details of Planning a Destination Wedding: Your Wedding Team (Part 1)

In this series, I want to share more of the in-depth details that we as destination wedding specialists need to understand so that we can best advise couples planning a destination wedding.

Every resort does things differently and that can make being a destination wedding travel expert a little challenging, but, it also, makes us an extremely valuable resource for our clients.

You may have noticed that some resorts offer wedding coordinators and others wedding planners and you may be wondering what the difference is.

leads in june and july

Get Ready for New Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Leads in June & July!

Have you ever heard of the “wall” wedding couple?

These are couples who know they want to have a destination wedding, they’ve probably been engaged now for at least 2-6 months, and they are not any closer to figuring out their destination wedding than they were when they started!

And what’s worse, they are now feeling like they’ve hit a wall in their wedding planning, because their goal is to get married about this time next year, and now they are starting to feel as if time may be running out on them as well.

They have the wall both in their planning, and they feel like their backs are starting to get backed up to a wall against time. 

This is the “wall” couple. They’ve hit a wall in progress and time in their destination wedding planning. 

destination wedding resort recommendations

Destination Wedding Travel Agent Training | 7 Tips to Research & Present Destination Wedding Resort Recommendations

Planning a destination wedding isn’t just about picking a beautiful spot; it’s about creating unforgettable experiences. As a travel agent specializing in destination weddings, you’re the mastermind behind the scenes.

In this post, we’ll dive into the process of presenting top-notch destination wedding options that align perfectly with your client’s dreams.

avoid bridal blowout

Destination Wedding Specialist | How to Avoid a Bridal Blowout to Keep a Bride or Groomzilla at Bay

Since 2009, I have planned dozens of destination weddings in Mexico and The Caribbean. As a result, I’ve learned a lot about dealing with different people and types of personalities.

I’ve never met a destination wedding specialist whose ideal client is a bridezilla, haha! However, the reality is that when some couples don’t get what they want and how they want it, mean behaviors can come at us destination wedding specialists when we least expect it.

overcome limiting beliefs

How to Recognize and Overcome Limiting Beliefs That Could Hold You Back in Your Travel Business

Lou and I just returned from a business conference where we learned effective strategies and tips from multimillionaires.

We believe it is critical to step away from our business occasionally, be refreshed, get inspiration, and equip ourselves to be effective leaders in the travel industry.

When you listen to other business owners’ stories and hear about what they had to overcome and how they faced adversities and challenges, you glean so much insight and strategies that you can apply to your business.

guide to marketing yourself

Romance Travel Business Training | The Insider’s Guide to Marketing Yourself as the Go-To Destination Wedding Travel Agent

Hey, travel pros! Let’s cut to the chase. You want couples to hit you up for their destination weddings, right? It’s all about showing them you’re the expert they can’t do without.

And how do you shine? By knowing the answers to every couple’s big questions on their mind. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how knowing your stuff sets you apart as the destination wedding guru they’ll want by their side.

why should we hire you

Honeymoon Travel Agent Training | How Do You Answer the Question, “Why Should We Hire You?”

I don’t know about you, but anytime I had a job interview and was asked the question, “Why should we hire you?” or “What makes you the best candidate for this position?”, I was so nervous… sweaty palms, flushed face, stuttering words, holding back the vomit kind of nervous.

On the one hand, you must sell yourself, but on the other hand, you don’t want to sound like an arrogant or prideful person. You also don’t want to sound like you’re better than everyone else because you really don’t know the other candidates and you’re too nice of a person to do that. It’s a balancing act that seems impossible!