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Five Ways a Travel Agent Saves You Money On Your Destination Wedding

April 9, 2024

Destination Weddings


Destination weddings used to be considered incredibly expensive and only for those couples in the luxury market, but that’s no longer the case. With the cost of living in the U.S. soaring, destination weddings are starting to become an affordable option for couples looking for some adventure! That being said, there are a lot more moving parts to planning a destination wedding, so is it worth all of the extra stress? Enter the destination wedding planner (AKA us!). 

A destination wedding planner (or destination wedding travel specialist) can help you find the perfect resort, negotiate a contract, and even help you communicate with guests about everything they’ll need to prepare for your big day. While this is an up-front expense, it can actually save you money on your destination wedding! With connections in the industry and our insider knowledge, hiring a destination wedding planner can save couples thousands of dollars on their destination wedding. So, if you’re considering a destination wedding for your big day, read on to see all the reasons a destination wedding planner might be right for you! 

Couple in wedding attire walking down a sand bar in the ocean, viewed from above.

How to Save Money on Your Destination Wedding with a Travel Agent

1. Negotiating Contracts

Hiring a Destination Wedding Travel Specialist can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars by expertly negotiating a room block contract. We work with the resorts to get you the absolute best deal by turning your complimentary rooms into cash. For example, some resorts give you a complimentary room night for every set of six guest rooms booked. We’ll take this cash and apply it towards your wedding cost or receive it back as a refund. So the more guests that use the room block, the more money you can get back!

2. Find the Best Resorts

As travel agents, we know resorts like the back of our hand. So when you come to us with your vision and budget, we not only know which ones fit those requirements, but also which ones have the best perks and packages. We can work with everything from your guest count to your dream destination to find the absolute perfect spot for your big day, and make sure you get some fun extras thrown in there too.

3. Picking the Best Dates

Every resort town has a peak and slow season. Whether that’s based on weather, holidays, or things like school breaks, we’re dialed into each destination. If you’re willing to get married during the off-season, it can save you thousands of dollars on your destination wedding. Flexibility is key here – switching to a different day of the week or avoiding a holiday can make a huge difference. Plus, these savings extend to your guests as well, since room costs are lower in the off-season too.

Pink, orange, and yellow wedding bouquet with tropical flowers. Hammock hanging from palm trees in front of ocean.

4. Exclusive Offers

Through the years of working with resorts and resort brands, we have built a relationship with them. Thanks to this relationship, many of these resorts offer our clients exclusive perks and discounts that aren’t available anywhere else! From a major discount on your room to VIP check-in or private dinners, each resort offers something different but equally amazing. In some cases, we’re even able to get special perks for your whole group!

5. Communicate on Your Behalf

As the saying goes, “Time is money.” So, on top of all the money we save you, we’re also saving you tons of time. From narrowing down resorts to communicating with your guests, there’s so much that we do throughout this process that would otherwise be the couple’s responsibility. Plus, you’ll have the ease of mind that everything is taken care of.

Saving Money on your Destination Wedding with The Travel Mechanic

Here at The Travel Mechanic, we know how important it is for couples to have an incredible wedding while staying within their budget. In fact, we’ve become a resource for money-saving travel tips and even quoted in publications like Yahoo! Finance. If you’re planning a destination wedding and want to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal for your big day, let’s set up a free consultation call! 

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