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Scoping Trip

Scoping Trip by Anita Gatley As a Wedding Travel Specialist I am often contacted by couples who are thinking of travelling to the destination they think they want to get married in. When a couple are in the very early stages of planning a wedding sometimes a destination wedding features in the mix as a [...]

Why Not Start Your Bucketlist Travel on Your Honeymoon?

WHY NOT START YOUR BUCKETLIST TRAVEL ON YOUR HONEYMOON? Until you start traveling you don’t realise the world is a big place! Being at what can sometimes seem like the ‘bottom of the world’ means that travel to places afar can often take a long time! With this in mind it is my job as [...]

The Romance Lady

The Romance Lady I recently met a guy and he said “oh you’re the Romance Lady”! I was actually quite delighted to be referred to as this. Surprisingly he said he’d seen some of my u-tube reviews on different properties and the more generic one about exactly what I did as a Wedding/Honeymoon Travel Specialist [...]

NZ Weddings Raro Honeymoon Q&A

NZ Weddings Raro Honeymoon Q&A Tell us why you would recommend Rarotonga as a honeymoon destination? Only a short 4-hour flight from NZ Rarotonga is the perfect destination for a honeymoon. Rarotonga is easy to explore!  Whether you take the island bus, hire a scooter, car, pushbike or walk it is an easy place to [...]

Do I choose an Independent Destination Wedding Planner or a Resort Planner?

Do I choose an Independent Destination Wedding Planner or a Resort Planner? As a Wedding Travel Specialist I get asked this question a lot – in fact it may be one of the first and most important decisions to make as it has a big bearing on how the rest of the travel and wedding [...]

Destination Wedding – A Case Study

Destination Wedding – A Case Study I met Sarah & James at a recent wedding show a few months after they had been engaged. They were both from big families and had done the sums of how expensive a wedding in Auckland was going to be. They were getting really disillusioned as to how many [...]

Is a Destination Wedding Expensive?

Is a Destination Wedding Expensive? If I had a dollar every time I’d been asked this question I’d be rich! For those that have organised a wedding locally prices are readily available and there really aren’t too many variables. A destination wedding is a bit different. It is not just a simple case of punching [...]

Free Travel Advice

Free Travel Advice If you book with a Wedding Travel Specialist you will get free, and more importantly, accurate travel advice. Over the past little while I’ve seen a few comments from couples wanting advice on how to book their airfares; in particular what name should I use and do I need to take my [...]

Disneyland Parks & Resorts

Disneyland Parks & Resorts Whether you’re young or ‘young at heart’ just about everyone in the world would have it on their bucket-list to visit Disneyland. With the opening in June 2016 of Shanghai Disney Resort in China, there are now 6 Disneyland Resorts plus Disney Cruise Lines!  Of course everyone knows the original Disneyland [...]

Grooms and planning the ultimate honeymoon

Grooms and planning the ultimate honeymoon As a Wedding Travel Specialist, I am in the privileged position of travelling to exotic destinations; sometimes several times, and lucky to experience things often money can’t buy and if it could it would be more than most people would buy! On past trips I have been wined & [...]