Your wedding is just around the corner. You have wrestled with what kind of wedding to have and have decided upon a destination wedding. While the idea is fabulous, to pull it off you are definitely going to need to hire a travel agent. Many people shy away from hiring a travel agent because they believe they will spend a lot of money on the agent. This is not at all true. Most travel agents will charge you anywhere from $20-$100 for their time and research, they collect their commission from third-party companies. Hiring a travel agent can save you a lot of money and time. But if you have never had to look for one, it will be a huge help to have some assistance in your search. That is where we come in. Follow the plan below and you can't go wrong.
Finding some quality candidates will be your first objective. Make use of anything you can but we highly recommend the internet, your circle of friends and family, and any wedding vendors you have already hired. These are three sources that do not usually disappoint. Have a pad of paper and pen with you at all times during your search so you can record the name and contact information of any vendors that catch your eye. Once you have three to five potential candidates, it will be time to move onto the intense mission of interrogation. Take this process very seriously because you want to make sure you get this hire right.
Before meeting or calling any of the agents, you will need to be pondering some very important aspects of your trip. Where would like to go, what is the date you would like to leave, how many days you will be staying for, how you wish to travel, and what your budget is. Once you have determined those things you can call the vendors on your list and setup an interview with each one.
When you arrive at your first meeting the agent will ask you various question. This will allow your agent to help outline your vacation. Many people are not sure what kind of vacation they want to have. A travel agent can help you build your vacation by planning activities for you. Talk to your agent about things you like to do for fun, and what types of things you would like to do. Your agent will try to get to know you so they can plan a vacation fit for you.
Paying attention to the details in your interviews will be the key. Travel agents save you money and time. You could spend hours doing research and still not get the same deals a travel agent can. Travel agents are offered special deals and discounts that are not available to the general public. Travel agents save you the stress of planning a trip. They allow you to relax while they plan the perfect vacation for you and of course, the perfect wedding. Trust us, you do not want to try and do this on your own. You are going to appreciate some professional help on this all important event.