109 Buena Vista Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633
How long have you been planning destination weddings?
I have a 25 year background in special event management and 14 years in travel. I am a romance specialist. Most of my clients are International Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Romantic Escapes. Feel free to view my testimonial page located at http://www.endlesslovetravel.com/testimonials
Why did you choose to become a Destination Wedding Specialist?
It chose me! LOL. When I started in travel I was a generalist specializing in cruising. That evolved into land packages. Then the economy tanked, not once but twice. I found that the family bookings were going away but the Romance clients, full steam ahead. With my background in event management, it was a perfect match for me! That is when I changed to specialize in Romance Travel.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
The moment when I’ve hit the nail on the head and I can see the bride’s eyes open wide and hear her gasp in delight! LOL. That’s when I know, I’ve done it!
Which destination is your favorite and why?
Oh, that’s a difficult. The world is such a big place. If you are asking me personally, what my favorite destination is the answer would be any destination where I can share it with my family. I use to live overseas so Europe remains a heartfelt favorite with me. Crazy in love with Ireland. Talk about romance! Castles and Kings and a good mug of Guiness – what’s not to love there? In awe of the nature of Costa Rica and Alaska. However, for convenience and economic reasons, Mexico remains my top seller for Destination Weddings. It works well for the participants, it’s easy to get to, reasonably priced and they do a stellar job for your brides. I have spent years building connections there to the benefit of my clients.
Do you have a wedding story you would like to share with us?
The thing about being a Custom Travel advisor, I get to be the dream weaver for each client so each wedding comes with their own story or creates a new story. The variation of stories is always interesting. I can say this. Not one of my brides were ever disappointed. Not one of my brides returned to say I wish I had not done that. Or that they were disappointed. I had one bride tell me she was not sure the cake filling was what she chose but she said it didn’t matter. Everything was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time. Two brides arrived on my doorstep nervous that they couldn’t afford the Destination Wedding dream they had in their mind. This is where industry knowledge and connections are beneficial. I was able to hook them up with a new resort on grand opening special pricing for their entire group. They got the wedding of their dreams at a price unmatched. Mission accomplished.
Do you have a quick tip for us?
Many of our brides have little to no experience with group travel. Their assumptions are based on their individual travel experience and that is not the same as what you will experience with group travel or a Destination Wedding. A lot of what we do is to educate the client so they have a clear understanding of the process and parameters.