By Erin Pittman
Sponsored by Divine Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
So, you’ve found the person you want to marry, gotten the ring and have enough excitement bottled up inside for years to come. Now it’s time to make plans for your unforgettable wedding and honeymoon. But where do you start? No matter what you’re looking for, turn to Divine Destination Weddings and Honeymoons.
Expert Travel Planners
When you contact Divine Destinations, you’ll receive tailored service from the very beginning. Dana Franklin and her Virginia team of agents bring years of expert service to the table. Franklin has been a travel agent for 14 years and has been with the company since 2014.
“People will find that human connection from start to finish,” said Franklin. “Our clients will receive multiple options, and we will walk them through the booking process, often presenting ideas they maybe never even thought about.”
Why Use Their Services?
“Every honeymoon and destination wedding is fully customized. We are not a cookie cutter organization,” said Franklin. “Our team has traveled around the world, bringing our personal experiences to each trip we plan.”
Franklin’s team loves to meet with brides and grooms in person or on the phone to hear their hearts’ desires. What is their dream honeymoon? Do they want a destination wedding on a pink sand beach or a castle in Europe? How much time do they have to travel? What is their budget? “We marry the reality of their budget with the dream,” Franklin said. Then they present options for them that fit their dreams.
Franklin notes that through her business, clients receive super competitive pricing. They are able to price match almost anything found online, plus clients receive personalized service from start to finish. Using an expert travel advisor saves couples hours and hours of research, and advisors can often find extra perks they could not find on their own.
Divine Destination Weddings & Honeymoons is aligned with Signature Travel Network, a consortium that negotiates amazing upgrades and amenities for preferred hotels and cruises. These extras, like early or late check-ins and amenities that can be delivered to the room, can be added to honeymoon packages. “For destination weddings, we may be able to get a free cocktail reception and room upgrades upon arrival, as well as other great perks added to the hotel contract,” Franklin said.
She also notes that destination weddings and honeymoons are once-in-a-lifetime trips that you want to make sure you get right, and working with a travel advisor can help catch any little things you may miss. “I take four to eight trips a year, and while I’m traveling, I’m viewing properties, touring, learning, experiencing the food and excursions — even touching the linens. This is all first-hand knowledge I bring back to my clients,” she said.
Another great benefit of working with a travel agent is access to 24/7 support. “There is someone you can speak to any time of day or night while on travel,” she said. “Clients receive personalized service before leaving, support while on travel and I’m here when they get back!”
A Dream Destination Wedding
For couples wanting a destination wedding, working with a travel advisor takes away the stress of planning a group trip, allowing them to focus on the wedding day. The process starts with a complimentary consultation, either in person or over the phone. Couples then receive multiple hotel options complete with pricing for themselves and guests.
“Once they choose a destination, we sign the contract,” said Franklin. “We book the bride’s and groom’s and all of the guests’ travel needs, air fare, transfers, hotel rooms and excursions they wish to add in.”
Franklin communicates regularly with the couple, providing updates as guests and family make their reservations. Upon final payment she sends travel documents out, and the week they leave, they receive a bon voyage message from her along with contact information for their 24/7 customer service line if needed while on travel. She also connects the bride and groom with the wedding department at their resort and assists with communication as needed.
After the Wedding and Honeymoon
Starting a life together should begin with a tailored celebration and romantic honeymoon, made simple with Divine Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. Then when it comes time for special anniversary trips or any other travel, maintaining the relationship with Divine is easy.
“Our company is a full-service travel agency and services clients for life. After the wedding and honeymoon, we continue serving clients through our comprehensive co-brand Travel by Divine,” said Franklin.
For more information, email Dana at email@example.com or visit the Divine Destination Weddings and Honeymoons website.