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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 […]

Destination Weddings

June 4, 2024

Beach Front Destination Wedding at Hard Rock Punta Cana 

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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 […]

How We Help You Find The Perfect Destination Wedding Location

May 21, 2024

Destination Weddings

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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 […]

Destination Weddings

May 14, 2024

What to Wear to a Destination Wedding 

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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 […]

Easiest Destination Wedding Locations From Raleigh

April 23, 2024

Destination Weddings

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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 […]

Destination Weddings

April 16, 2024

Ocean Side Destination Wedding at UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya

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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 […]

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

April 9, 2024

Destination Weddings

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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 […]

Destination Weddings

January 10, 2024

Why Costa Rica is a hot destination for 2024

Arenal Volcano in the distance in Costa Rica

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Who Pays for a Destination Wedding? Navigating the Financial Etiquette   Planning a destination wedding is a dream for many couples seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. However, one of the key questions that often arises is, “Who pays for a destination wedding?” In this article, we will delve into the financial etiquette surrounding destination […]

Who Pays for a Destination Wedding? Navigating the Financial Etiquette

September 28, 2023

Destination Weddings

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5 Exquisite Tropical Destination Wedding Locations to Spark Your Imagination Planning your dream wedding in a tropical paradise? Look no further! As a trusted travel agent in Raleigh, we’re here to guide you through five enchanting tropical destination wedding locations that will ignite your imagination. From the serene shores of Montego Bay, Jamaica, to the […]

Destination Weddings

September 28, 2023

Montego Bay

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Can you name the most romantic place in the world for a marriage proposal? Did you say Paris? If so, you are in agreement with 99% of those in my unscientific poll! Paris is known as the city of love, and romance is definitely in the air! Just think of all those couples who have […]

We Love Paris!

March 2, 2017

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