It’s time for us to work together.
Fed up with TripAdvisor reviews and useless Facebook advice? Tired of trying to figure out the perfect venue for your vision AND your guests? If you’re ready to have an unforgettable and authentic destiantion wedding, now is the time to reach out to me at Hidden Gem Travel.
60-minute initial session
In our first session we’ll get to know one another. We’ll discuss your overall wedding vision, ideal guests' budgets and the details of a destination wedding. From there, we’ll formulate a custom timeline with a few resort or villa recommendations to begin reviewing for your destination wedding.
When You Work with Us • the perks
After we decide to partner up, let's get planning! I handle the 'not so fun' stuff: travel arrangements for you and your guests, bridal site inspections, reviewing vendor packages (with your custom add-ons), advising on room block contracts, setting up a website & private Facebook Group for your wedding party, recommending off-site vendors as requested, coordinating off-site events for your group. You get to do the fun stuff: choosing the venue, dress/attire, menu, colors & theme. Oh, and of course, the honeymoon. Easy peasy.
I dedicate the last two weeks leading up to your wedding for you and you alone - no other weddings during that timeframe, so we are there for you for any reason. I am not a wedding mill; I am a destination wedding designer.
Free Planning Session
post COVID, I call these "honeymooniversaries"
The honeymoon is your first trip as a wedded couple - leave it to the pros to help you plan! Whether you crave adventure, something different, or just a romantic getaway, we're here to curate your trip for you.
And don't forget the anniversary trip! Turn a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience into an amazing anniversary gift for your husband or wife.
Group Getaways for you & your besties
C'mon, you only have a few weeks left before you're married, do it right! From Lake of the Ozarks to Sonoma Valley - even a getaway in Cabo or Cancun, celebrate your pre-wedding weekend the right way.
General Vacation & Trip Planning
Maybe you just stumbled upon our website looking for a family vacation or just a trip for yourself. That's great! I'll put you in touch with one of our agents specializing in crafting your travel experience.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does Destination Wedding Planner cost?
Our planning packages start at $1250.00, and are a non-refundable planning fee. If you'd like to add Bliss Trips, Etc.'s Custom Honeymoon Services, there is an additional $750.00 non-refundable planning fee.
The initial fee covers your planner's services and the Groups Reservation Specialist's services.
How do I know a destination wedding is for me?
If you know, you know. Destination Weddings can come with all kinds of perks not only for you, but your group as well! We've helped many couples save thousands of dollars and create an unforgettable wedding experience.
Do you assist with guests' airfare?
No, we only book airfare for the bride and groom IF it makes sense (sometimes we can negotiate an airfare credit for the couple only). We will gladly help recommend the best flights if your guests are struggling; we've even been on the phone with guests and walked them through booking their own airfare.
Airfare is always best to book directly with the airline, and we recommend guests avoid booking Basic Economy fares, as those fares are often non-refundable and non-changeable.
Do you plan weddings anywhere in the world?
Yes and no. Rachel has planned a few European and Southeast Asia weddings, though we find most of our couples prefer the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Rachel is the planner to work with if you're looking for totally unique destination wedding.