I haven’t posted in a while, but I am always thinking about what makes one couple choose a destination or resort over the other. What is your honeymoon sweet spot? Because, as you know, no two honeymoons are the same!
I got a little side-tracked with my postings but for a great reason…I’m designing three weddings within months of each other and several romantic Greek getaways. I am so in love with “couples in love.”
OMG…this is such an exciting time for me.
I saw the pics from Greece and I pretty much did a little swoon! How heavenly! I curated that experience for this couple! It’s an honor but also such a humbling experience for me – to be able to transform someone’s travel dreams into reality! Aaww!
I also got off the rails a little as I started looking for skin care options. OMG…I was super confused. There are thousands of offers and options to choose from. Not to mention, I got caught in the web of essential oils and that sent me on hours and hours of time trying to understand the best skin care and essential oils and how to use them safely. I eventually gave up and enrolled in a class to understand essential oils and invested in professional help for the right skin care routine for me.
I couldn’t help but think about how confusing it must be for brides and couples who are looking at thousands of resorts and reading page after page of reviews.
Keep in mind that not everyone who is giving advice are qualified travel experts, so you may be getting recommendations based on a single trip.
So, I say all this to say:
To find your ideal destination or resort, it is imperative that you’re able to sift through the noise and zoom in to what is right for you. Even as a travel professional, I literally get bombarded with hundreds of resorts who want to share with my what their resorts have to offer. I spend time visiting, attending webinars, reading materials and reviews among other things to sift through the noise so I can focus on what may be right for the clients I serve.
Your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding is really about you and your personal tastes, lifestyle and budget.
We may all have a bucket list or that dreamy honeymoon or wedding location but…
Do they fit the need you have for your trip? Let’s take a popular scenario and how we can zoom into what may be a perfect fit.
How much time do they have for travel?
Are they open to being in a coach seat for 14-18 hours?
How about jet-lag? There is a 6-hour advance time difference?
Do you have a budget of about $12-20,000.00?
Opt for the over-water villas in Mexico, Jamaica or St Lucia and enjoy a 2-3-hour travel time from Atlanta
The price tag for these options in the Caribbean and Mexico are still pretty steep, however, you can do split stays to make the vacation more affordable. For example, if you are getting married and want that over-water chapel ceremony and accommodations, stay in a lower room category for the days leading up to the wedding and splurge on your wedding night in the over-water villa. So, your 6-day/5-night stay could be 3 night in the lower room and 2 nights in your own personal paradise.
To sweeten the deal, these options are all-inclusive and with a personal butler so you’re not coming up out of pocket for extras.
Does that mean you should not go to Tahiti? No. But what it does mean is that you can customize your experience to meet your needs. You may have been to the Caribbean and Mexico and want to experience the culture of Tahiti and the many beautiful islands. Not to mention that what works for another couple may not work for you. I personally don’t care for the long flights, so a 14-17-hour flight is a deal breaker for me. But, I have couples who wanted to go to Tahiti and could not care less about what the Caribbean and Mexico has to offer.
Learn more about your custom honeymoon. Call us at 770.469.7370 today.