Grand Rapids Wedding Travel Agencies
So, you have decided to have a destination wedding. This means a bit more planning that usual. Remember, now you are talking about rooms to book and plane tickets and knowing what there is to do at the destination where your wedding will be. Let's just say this right out of the box, don't try to take on all of this planning and put it on your shoulders. There is a better way to go, a much better way to go. Remember, your wedding is supposed to be a fun time of celebration. The last thing that you need is to be worn down by all kinds of worries and concerns related to all of your guests. So, in order to keep that from happening, we highly recommend that you start looking for a professional travel agency that will be able to handle all of the details that you need not concern yourself with. This will not only make your life much easier, it will leave you to enjoy every moment of the time leading up to your special day and then to only concentrate on loving every moment on that day. So, you are probably wondering how to get started. For a destination wedding in Grand Rapids, your best bet is to start looking for a travel agency that knows the Grand Rapids area very well. We want to help you as much as we possibly can so we have included a brief guide to help you in your search.
One of the first things you can do as you start your search is to ask people you know whether they have ever worked with a travel agency or know of someone who has. You can also do some searching online by searching for “travel agencies in the Grand Rapids area.” Or perhaps one of your other wedding vendors has some insider knowledge of a very reputable and quality travel agency. However you do it, start making a short list of potential travel agencies to check out. Before you call or email any of the agencies, check out their website thoroughly and narrow your search down to the few that you like the most. Then contact each one and ask for a date and time that you can meet in order to discuss your wedding needs.
Once you are face to face with a candidate, start by talking about their experience in the field. Find out how many destination weddings they have booked. How many years have they been in the travel agency business? What size groups have they handled in the past? This can be very important depending on how many guests you are going to be having at your wedding. If they have only handled really small groups of say 10 to 15 but yet you are going to be having 200 people at your wedding, you may want to weigh this factor very heavily. Are they members of any professional organizations or are they certified in the travel agency field? We highly recommend that you do not entrust your wedding to a travel agency that does not have much experience, that could be a recipe for disaster.
Talk quite a bit about the payment options. If you send your guests to them, what will be their options. What about deposits and payments schedules? What if a large number of your guests wanted to stay at the same place and grab a block of rooms? If there a set time that you and your guests should cancel by, what is it and what would be the cancellation fee if any. Do they provide the option of travel insurance? You definitely want to check out a sample contract. One thing that can be extremely important is to find out what kind of information they will provide to your guests before departure. Its one thing to get everyone airline tickets and hotel rooms, but it is quite another to make sure everyone knows what there is to do in the area . So, as you can see, you have some homework and footwork to do. Take your time and don't rush your search. Once you are satisfied with the information provided to you by one agency in particular, it is time to sign a contract and let the agency do what they are good at.