How did you book your honeymoon? Travel agent, website etc.

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I used a travel agent and she was amazing.  We didn’t have to do anything but pay for the trip.  I believe we got discounts on both hotels by using her.  We did a 2 city honeymoon.

http://www.ebts.info/

If you talk to her, tell her Kristeen said hi 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We wanted to go to Tahiti and Bora Bora and between inter-island transfer flights and no experience with the area, we definitely decided to go with a travel agent. She did help us save a couple hundred dollars which was great!

If you are planning on going to an area that you are more familiar with, then I think websites like Expedia/Orbitz and Tripadvisor can be your best friend.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

we’re going to hawaii and used http://www.vrbo.com to book our honeymoon. using an owner-owned unit and booking directly through the individual saved us HUNDREDS of dollars just on the lodging alone. plus we have a full kitchen and a much better view than from a hotel unit.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

We booked ours through CheapCaribbean.com

Great deals, better than any other travel site.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We ended up booking things separately by seeking deals through the airline and hotel’s own websites…I think we’re getting a great deal for what we’re paying and I’m just the type of person who doesn’t mind doing the research and planning it myself. But if you’re a frequent flyer for certain airlines, I’d recommend checking out their official vacation planning sites (e.g. NWA Vacations for Northwest). They usually offer mileage specials and great packages if you do everything together.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We booked directly with the cruise line and I did all of the other planning.

We used sites like TripAdvisor to get advice and then just took the plunge. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I would recommend using a travel agent, since the really good ones can get you upgrades, deals, etc. We use an agent who is a Virtuoso agent and we get upgrades, free breakfast and spa credits when we stay at certain hotels. Also, if you’re going some place you’ve never been or touring Europe or something, it’s great to have somebody put it all together and make sure it’s goes together, etc.

 

I recommend using a Brownell agent. We’re in AL and the woman I use in actually in CA, but we do everything via phone or email, so it doesn’t matter. I paid her $75 to do a big trip for me with multiple hotels, etc. but for one hotel or something small, she doesn’t charge.  

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Since we are going on a cruise in Europe, we used a travel agent. I didn’t want to have to stress about the little things- the wedding is already enough stress! This way, I know our flights, cruise, transfers, hotel, excursions, and trip insurance are booked, but I didn’t have to deal with it personally. Her fee was negligible (like $25/pp), and I think it is well worth it, especially since we got a better discount on the cruise through the agency & she watched airfares for us for quite awhile before deciding it was the best time to purchase.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We tried to use several travel agents, but they just wouldn’t call us back! So we thought we’d book ourselves through Orbitz, but had trouble with the website when booking. We called Sandals directly and they met the price that Orbitz was offering and the process was very smooth.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had large quantities of Starwood points, so I booked our flights + some of my hotels through them. The rest I did using the good old interwebs.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We bid on a vacation to Fiji through luxurylink.com, won, and got an absolutely amazing deal!  They’re fabulous to work with, I’d highly recommend them : )

Post # 14
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Wannabee

We’re looking into going to Mexico as well. The resort we are looking at is called Secrets. Check out the website. It’s http://www.blackcockatoo.com/ It’s 18 all inclusive. Its amazing. A woman I work with went there for her honeymoon and said it was amazing. It’s not too expensive either. We wanted to go to Aruba but it is just way too much money for us.

prom country|yanakie

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My wedding was pretty crazy and weird – with tears, laughs, crazy events. However, the honeymoon was even crazier! Our couple visited Ukraine – Lviv, Odessa and Kiev – beleive me, it was an amazing journey. Cathedrals are countless, people are extremely nice and food is really good there. We breathed crystally fresh air and explored clean and beautiful streets. That was interesting enough to come back for more!) So we’ll do the next year. We ordered Ukraine tours http://touristclub.kiev.ua/tours/ and got very clever and amusing guides and cool tours. So, it’s up to you now, but I strongly advise visiting that unusual country.

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