Resort hotel in the Cook Islands popular for destination weddings

A beautiful view from the lobby of an oceanside hotel in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, a popular resort for honeymooning or “tying the knot.”

If 2018 is the year you’re tying the knot, and your dream nuptials include a destination wedding followed by an international honeymoon, planning may be easier than you realize.

Here are some things to think about before you meet with your destination wedding and honeymoon travel professional.

First, figure out the size of your guest list. Even an estimate will help your agent provide you with the best recommendations. To make travel easier, as well as save time and money, your agent can assist with booking group air, hotel and ground transportation.

In selecting the perfect venue, let your agent know whether this will be a multigenerational affair, including children, or an adults-only wedding.

While every guest at your wedding is important, there may be some close friends or family members to whom you want to give extra attention. Your agent can help with upgrades and amenities.

Finally, be upfront if your guests have varying budgets, so that your agent can help ensure that they’re able to travel in an affordable manner.

When it comes to your honeymoon, factors to consider include, of course, your budget, the type of activities and entertainment you enjoy as a couple and your appetite for adventure.

For example, is your dream to spend time relaxing at a luxury resort or would you rather spend your days sightseeing? Do you enjoy nightlife or would you rather spend a quiet evening away from all the hustle and bustle?

The agents at Travel Leaders have developed working relationships with suppliers in destination wedding and honeymoon locations around the world.

They’ve got the inside knowledge of various resort brands, as well as the personal experience that comes with having stayed at many of the resorts.

They’ll put their expertise to work helping to select the best transportation, destination and accommodations for the needs of you and your guests.

Travel professionals at Travel Leaders/Fly Away Travel are ready and waiting to help make everything go smoothly.

To help plan your destination wedding and honeymoon, contact your travel agent at Travel Leaders/Fly Away Travel, 541-672-5701.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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