Planning your destination wedding
You want to say "I do" a in a romantic setting, as unique as your love for each other. You've done your research, talked to your friends and family, and know that a destination is a perfect way to start your love story.
Making that decision is the easy part. But how do you choose that perfect destination? How do you coordinate everyone's travel plans? How can you be sure everything will go smoothly for your guests when you need to focus on yourself and your wedding?
I've been there. I get it. This is where I step in. When we work together, you can stop worrying about the travel details and focus on what truly matters - your perfect wedding day.
Dazzling Getaways is the highest rated travel agency in central Illinois and has the expertise to ensure that you have the destination wedding of your dreams. By handling everything from group travel reservations, coordination with the on-site wedding planner, day-of questions and emergencies, and beyond, I'm here to replace the stress with excitement and ease.
Meet the travel designer
My name is Kasey Wynn, and I’m the owner and travel designer here at Dazzling Getaways, LLC. I specialize in helping my clients plan one-of-a-kind romantic honeymoons and destination weddings.
When I graduated, I found that Central Illinois had plenty of travel agents, but no real travel designers. I knew I wanted to be different. I wanted to connect with my clients on a personal level and create amazing personalized experiences, instead of throwing generic travel packages their way. This started the idea for Dazzling Getaways.
Destination Wedding Services
Every couple has a unique vision for their wedding day. Having earned my specialization in destination weddings, I can assist in making this vision a reality by helping you to choose the perfect location for your special day. I am also familiar with which resorts tend to be more organized in their wedding services than others. I start out the process by meeting with you and your fiancé to learn everything I can about what you are hoping for in your destination wedding. I then work on 2-3 options that fit your needs, expectations, and budget. If you are unsatisfied with those options, we go back to the drawing board until you are completely happy with a location/resort. Once you have decided on a location and resort, I will reach out to the wedding coordinator to secure your wedding date and time.
One of the benefits of having a destination wedding is giving your guests the opportunity to combine your wedding day with their vacation plans. Since everyone will have different ideas of when they want to arrive and depart, travel plans will need to be appropriately coordinated to ensure that everyone is on location to attend your wedding and any additional dinners or festivities. Once the location and date of the wedding have been confirmed, I will provide you with a packet of travel information to give to your guests. I will also be happy take your guest list and personally reach out to each of them to answer any questions and handle the booking of their unique travel arrangements.
Group bookings can be quite confusing to manage on your own, but can give amazing benefits if managed correctly. For example, some resorts will offer groups 1 room free for every 5 rooms booked. Some plans will offer free airfare for the 10th seat booked. Most all group bookings qualify for a lower rate than if everyone booked on their own. Once you qualify for these benefits, you will be given a monetary credit equivalent to these perks, which you can then distribute as you’d like. In addition, many resort wedding packages will offer the bride and groom a complimentary upgrade or free nights based on the number of guests staying on site. I will ensure that all bookings are managed under one reservation and all group benefits are calculated correctly.
As much as we hope that plans go smoothly, complications can arise when traveling. Some common issues are flight delays/cancellations, overbooked hotels, etc. Should any issues occur, I will step in and take care of ensuring that everything gets resolved. Having direct contacts at each airline and resort helps me to rectify situations much faster than if you were to manage them on your own. You and your guests should only worry about relaxing and have a great time. Leave the stress to me!