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I recently visited Florence with my family, and it quickly became one of my favorite cities in Europe! As a smaller, walkable city, it has a warm, welcoming energy that makes you want to move there! Compared to other cities in Italy, it has fewer tourists and is a great gateway to other places like […]

Destination Weddings

June 25, 2024

Vacationing in Florence, Italy: Travel Tips

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Danielle and Dan’s destination wedding at Hyatt Ziva Cancun was absolutely gorgeous. As a destination wedding planner, I’m fortunate enough to be a part of so many beautiful wedding days, but the photos from this day truly blew me away! I worked with Danielle to find the perfect resort, organize travel, and manage communication with […]

Mexico Destination Wedding at Hyatt Ziva Cancun 

June 25, 2024

Destination Weddings

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As destination wedding planners, we constantly hear the same sentiment from our couples: they thought that having a destination wedding was out of their budget and are shocked at how affordable it is! While it’s absolutely possible to plan a destination wedding for more than a traditional American wedding (luxury weddings on Lake Como are […]

Destination Weddings

June 11, 2024

Best Caribbean Destination Wedding Packages Under $20,000

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When Toni and Jonathan reached out about their destination wedding, they already knew they wanted to have it at the incredible Hard Rock Punta Cana resort. What they were struggling with was coordinating all the moving parts – booking the wedding, communicating with guests, and organizing transportation. I’m so thankful that they turned to The […]

Beach Front Destination Wedding at Hard Rock Punta Cana 

June 4, 2024

Destination Weddings

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When it comes to choosing the perfect destination wedding location, the options are endless! Thankfully, with a destination wedding planner (like us!) by your side, it’s much easier to narrow it down. Of course, we have our favorite resorts, but what’s most important is making sure to find a spot that fits your vision for […]

Destination Weddings

May 21, 2024

How We Help You Find The Perfect Destination Wedding Location

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Wedding dress codes can be confusing, and even more so when it’s a destination wedding. Luckily, as destination wedding planners, we have a lot of experience with this! While there are some rules that will always be true – you should never wear white to a wedding – others become more flexible when you’re celebrating […]

What to Wear to a Destination Wedding 

May 14, 2024

Destination Weddings

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Here at The Travel Mechanic, we’re based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and so are many of our couples! While we love serving couples from all over, we have a special place in our hearts for our local friends. If you’re based in the Raleigh area and planning a destination wedding, we’ve rounded up the best […]

Destination Weddings

April 23, 2024

Easiest Destination Wedding Locations From Raleigh

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Abby and Nick had a private legal ceremony near their home in the U.S.  but also wanted to throw a destination wedding to celebrate with their family and friends. After struggling to narrow down the sheer number of resorts available, they reached out to The Travel Mechanic to help plan it. We sent them a […]

Ocean Side Destination Wedding at UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya

April 16, 2024

Destination Weddings

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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 […]

Destination Weddings

April 9, 2024

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

Arenal Volcano in the distance in Costa Rica

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Featured Destination: Costa Rica – Your Ultimate Guide to Paradise Costa Rica, named Destination of the Year 2024, is truly a place to add to your  must travel to list with its unparalleled natural beauty and cultural richness. Immerse yourself in lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and active volcanoes, creating memories that last a lifetime. Our […]

Why Costa Rica is a hot destination for 2024

January 10, 2024

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