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The Travel Team’s Tips for Planning A Honeymoon or Destination Wedding!

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You’ve bought the dress, the flowers, and cake, so now it’s time to say “I do” to some of the hottest travel trends for your honeymoon! If you’ve come to The Travel Team, then you’ve come to the right place!  The Travel Team is a full service travel provider headquartered in Buffalo, New York.  We know your vacation time is precious and we are committed to creating beautiful moments for lifetime memories. Our Leisure & Luxury Travel Specialists have the insider knowledge and experience to create an authentic honeymoon that you’ll never forget.  We understand leisure travel because we live it.  We know how to align your desired experiences with your taste and interests in mind.

My name is Nicole and I am one of the Leisure & Luxury Travel Specialists here at The Travel Team.  I am an expert in honeymoon and destination wedding planning. My attention to detail when planning your honeymoon and recommending destinations based on your vision, wishes and budget will surpass your expectations.  I love helping couples decide where to go for their honeymoon and decide what they want to see.  If sun, sand, luxury, and worry free is your choice for a honeymoon, Grenada is one of my favorite destinations right now!

Grenada is a trending island of choice in the Caribbean for many honeymooners.  It’s considered “The Spice Island of the Caribbean”.  It is fairly less visited than the other islands offering untouched natural beauty.  There are brand new luxury resorts opening each year on this island.  Grenada offers white sand beaches and is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs.  If you decide to visit the seaside capital of Grenada, St. George which is filled with colorful houses and historical buildings, my tip would be not to miss a walk up to Fort George for some great history and beautiful views of the town and surrounding coastlines while you stop and funky rum shacks and ocean front bars that play Caribbean reggae music all day.

This is one of the most memorable trips of your life and the planning can be very overwhelming if you are not familiar with destinations, resorts, best times to travel, passport or visa requirements, and many other travel factors.  I am here to make it a very simple process. I am highly knowledgeable about travel to many destinations and will enjoy talking about your dream honeymoon.  I am well versed in romantic and tropical destinations including but not limited to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Greece, and Europe.  I have booked many destination weddings and know the timeline that is needed to plan each component properly. After all you only get one honeymoon or destination wedding to plan!  Here are a few tips to get your planning started:

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  1. Timeline. The best time to plan is 8-12 months prior for the best availability and pricing, this will give you time as a couple to decide where, make payments, offer a honeymoon registry at your bridal shower, and decide on the fabulous excursions you want to do while in the destination.
  2. Budget/Savings Plan.  Of course you will have a budget on what you can spend, but you can certainly make a savings timeline for yourself. I recommend having $1200 to $1500 down for deposit which will often be sufficient to secure flights and hotel.  Take the balance of your trip and divide that out by the number of months to final payment and you can make a monthly payment towards the balance.
  3. Honeymoon Excursions.  Excursions are going to be some of the most fun and memorable moments of the honeymoon.  I will always recommend which ones book quickly so you reserve them ahead and not miss out!
  4. Registry/Honeyfunds. We also offer complimentary bridal honeymoon registry cards that you can include in your bridal shower invites.  It is a great gift option for friends and family to choose! As a special bonus to you, we also offer $100 off your honeymoon when you book seven nights with airfare!

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With your happiness as our focus, The Travel Team develops customized, experiential travel packages giving you exotic adventures, affordable memories and spectacular vacations. I would love for us to start discussing your individual budget and options at no cost to you! You will have the recommendations and confidence of an experienced travel specialist to assist you. So, grab your fiancé and a coffee and come in together for an enjoyable morning or evening honeymoon talk!

Best Regards,

The Travel Team

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