So you are planning on getting married at an exotic location. This is going to be one of the most amazing experiences you have ever had in your entire life. But we also know that you might have additional worries than you would if you were just having your wedding down the street from you. We understand because you are going to have to find a way to get all of your guests from their homes to your exotic location. And that means airline tickets and hotel rooms for a lot of people. So, let us advise you right off the bat that you do not attempt to plan this by yourself. Talk about stress and time. You truly need to find a professional travel agency that will be able to take care of all of your guests needs including getting them to your wedding location safely and showing them what there is to do around the area. But like anything, there are some really reputable travel agencies out there that do quality work and there are some subpar agencies. The New jersey area has both. We have put together a guide to help you find the former.
Your search should begin by finding some potential travel agencies to interview for your job opening. We suggest that you start by asking your friends, family, and coworkers. If any of them have traveled, maybe they went through a travel agency and had an excellent experience. If they tell you that the agent was efficient and very professional while doing everything that was promised, then get the name of the agency. Another great option is an online search. Do a Google search for “travel agencies in the New Jersey area.” And don't forget about your wedding vendors. If they have been in the business for any time at all, they have more than likely make contacts in all kinds of wedding related services including travel. So ask them for some contacts that you should check out.
We always recommend a face to face meeting with any vendor that you are considering hiring for your wedding. Any agency you meet with will have a lot of questions for you because there are a lot of details to be discussed and worked out. At the same time, you need to have questions ready to ask the travel agency. Talk for a bit about the cost that you want the agent to keep everything to for your guests. Your guests are going to be making an outlay of cash just for you and the more reasonable you can make that the better. Believe us when we tell you that your guests will appreciate your efforts on their behalf. You will want to gauge each agency you talk to about this and determine whether they are willing to work with you. Or on the other side, do they seem to be pushing you towards the most expensive of everything. If that seems like the case, then move to the next candidate. If any of your guests want to stay longer than the time period arranged for your wedding, find out how that would work. This will help the people that want to make it a combination wedding/vacation trip. Ask them about how much experience they have. Are they a successful agency? Find reviews on the agency. How many destination weddings have they worked on? Tell them how many guests you will be having, have they worked with similar size weddings? Are they certified in Destination Weddings?
How will payment work? Will each guest pay individually or do you have to pay as a group. You should not be charged any fees. But make sure that will be the case. Talk about ways you can save but booking through them. Will all of your guests be booked at the same hotel? It is a very nice touch if your guests will be given a listing of attractions at your wedding location. After your last interview, sit down and compare all of the agencies that you talked to and make your final decision.