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Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists, Nationwide, IL

Honeymoon of our Dreams

Reviewed on 10/24/2013 Emily H

Beach Bum Carey assisted us in selecting the perfect honeymoon getaway! We went to El Dorado Royale Casitas in Mexico for an all-inclusive vacation. The experience was remarkable-- great service, accomodations, food and a bonus honeymoon package to boot. Our room had a small... Read More pool that connected to a lazy river that connected to the main pool with a swim up pool bar! Because we were guests of Beach Bum Carey, we received upgrades and special packages including a couple's massage on the beach, a candlelit dinner on the beach and a gourmet breakfast in bed. Beach Bum Carey made all of our honeymoon planning easy, and we were able to pay for the trip over the span of the year to make it more affordable. We will be using Carey to assist us in planning our future trips.

2015-03-24T09:34:15 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 8/31/2016

Beach Bum Nanda was simply amazing, and honestly it couldn't have been ANY better! She was so attentive and came in with a clutch save with my travel documents that I forgot at home! She was quick to answer questions over email and she was working with our entire wedding party... Read More group which was pretty impressive. Thank you Nanda!!

2016-08-31T15:41:56 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 8/29/2016 Elizabeth O

Beach Bum Carey helped us plan our honeymoon. Well, she didn't just help -- she did everything! It was exactly what we needed because the honeymoon planning was getting lost in the midst of wedding planning. It was wonderful knowing that Carey was taking care of everything. We... Read More had the best time in Belize, and all of our travel and transit worked like clockwork thanks to her. Plus, we stayed in two absolutely gorgeous resorts and took in so much of Belize. Our honeymoon was basically perfect. Thanks, Carey!

2016-08-30T13:08:57 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 8/09/2016 Janice C

Not sure where to begin however it was 2013 and seems like just yesterday, that said it was Mindy at Beach Bum Vacation who brought all to light, supported effortlessly, customer etiquette to us, the couple as well as each individual guest that gave us the best wedding weekend... Read More ever! we have sincerely highly recommended numerous and advised they "could not go wrong" with Mindy at Beach Bum. I can clearly remember each day from the beginning to the end and am still raving and marveling with the outstanding/exceptional service rendered/appreciated. Janice & Randy Williams

2016-08-10T08:56:25 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 8/02/2016 Brystol P

Working with Sue of Beach Bums Vacations made planning our wedding so much easier than we could have hoped! Sue was well organized, and very good at keeping in contact with both us and our guests. We were so happy with her help with our guests' travel and accommodations. She... Read More even suggested the perfect hotel for us for our honeymoon

2016-08-03T08:34:52 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 7/27/2016 Rita D

We had an amazing experience with Beach Bum Rachel and Beach Bum Sue. Rachel helped us in the beginning and made choosing our destination wedding resort a breeze. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about each resort and making sure that they fit our needs. Beach Bum Sue... Read More helped us when Rachel was out on maternity leave and Sue never missed a beat! She was great and so accommodating. Helped myself and our guests with any questions and any needs. I could never imagine planning my wedding without these fabulous ladies! They made it all great!! Highly recommend Beach Bum!


Reviewed on 7/25/2016

All I can say is WOW!! Mindy from Beach Bum Vacations, made our destination wedding AMAZING! She took the time to listen to what we were looking for and she found the perfect location for us. It was The Royal playa del Carmen! She definitely gives 100% and goes above & beyond... Read More to to satisfy her clients. We had so many delightful surprises when we arrived in paradise set up for us by Mindy. Mindy and Beach Bum Vacation made our trip one we will never forget. All my guests (over 30) as well raved about the service they received from Mindy. My in-laws have already booked a trip back to Mexico thru Mindy. That's just how awesome she is!!! My husband and I plan to book all future trips thru Mindy and Beach Bum as well 😊😊😊😊

2016-07-26T08:27:02 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 7/25/2016 Cody F

I could not imaging trying to plan our Destination wedding without Lisa from Beach Bum Vacations!! I cannot give her and the others enough praise for their knowledge, patience and help throughout the whole process. Its so impressive how seamless and easy Lisa made the whole... Read More process for us and our guests. I will ALWAYS use Beach Bum Vacations and Lisa for any vacation from now on!! She found us the perfect resort to get married at (Azul Sensatori Mexico) and the most romantic honeymoon spot (El Dorado Royale Mexico).

2016-07-26T08:26:04 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 6/21/2016 Chelsey H

We had the best experience with Sue from BeachBum. She not only helped all 40 people in our wedding group plan our trip to Mexico, she only helped us find our destination and helped us plan to go see multiple resorts before making a decision. She made the process stress-free... Read More and was always available when we needed her. I had so many people from our group tell me how great Sue was and how easy she made this whole process. She not only helped with booking rooms and transportation, she also had our backs on any issues we had with the wedding group at our hotel and assisted us with transportation issues coming back. If your planning a vacation or wedding, definitely use Beach Bum Vacations!

2016-06-22T09:39:54 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 6/16/2016 Connie B

We had an AMAZING experience with Beach Bum Vacations. We worked with Rachel and Sue. They were extremely helpful with organizing and presenting our destination wedding choices, negotiating our contracts, and reassuring us through most of the planning . They made a Save the Date... Read More PDF emailed to each guest that had pages of detailed information about the resort, pricing, travel information, and a message from us. That was super helpful and reduced ALOT of questions from us and our guests. We spoke to them on the phone frequently but most of our communication was through email. They were very prompt with questions and answers through the planning, contracts, and prompting for deadlines. Also, we ended up with a great deal for our group even though we ended up with a smaller group. We've referred them to many people already and can't wait to use there services again! Highly recommend!

2016-06-16T10:07:10 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 5/31/2016 Nicole I

Gosh I don't even know where to start, it was probably the most epic wedding ever (may be a little biased?) We worked with Amy from Beach Bum Vacations to help plan EVERYTHING from location, to travel arrangements for our 51 guests, to resort and travel tips and everything in... Read More between. She patiently went back and forth as we couldn't make up our mind where to host our wedding :) She was the BIGGEST help and such an awesome person to work with. We selected the Hard Rock Punta Cana as our place — and it was better than a dream. For a bride planning a destination wedding, I was never stressed or worried and knew at all times that my wedding and guests were in great hands. She even arranged a private limo to pick us up from the airport where a cold bottle of champagne and roses welcomed my fiancé and I to the beautiful Dominican Republic. Amy even checked in with us when we were on our trip to make sure we had everything set and were enjoying ourselves—and this was after her job was over! She was so sweet and my husband thanks her for saving my sanity as my inner bridezilla never surfaced, all thanks to Amy! Olga was our onsite wedding coordinator, and she was absolute perfection. She turned my pinterest photos and ideas into an even better reality than I could've imagined! I made a last minute decision to wear a floral crown at my wedding and she made it happen within 24 hours <3 But that was just the flowers—more importantly, she brought our dream wedding to life and it was truly an unforgettable celebration.

2016-06-01T09:44:26 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 5/17/2016 Viviana M

I really do not know what to say...But Beach Bum Nanda, you are truly amazing!!! She started helping us plan our wedding over 2 years ago, and was with us every step of the way. She helped all our family members in getting their rooms booked, with transportation to and from the... Read More airport. She kept us in the loop when someone emailed her. The communication with her was impeccable. She had to go on maternity leave, in which Katie took over our wedding, and she also did a great job. And once Nanda came back it was like she never left!!! she helped us square away some issues that we where having with the hotel, which made us sooooooo happy. She even talked me into canceling my honeymoon which I booked through Bookit.com and book it with her. The hotel she recommended and put us in with a free upgrade and a free romantic dinner. We could not have done this wedding with out her ,we are so happy and grateful to have dealt with Nanda. We even invited her to our wedding!!! But now that we have built this relationship with her, we will be booking ALL our vacations with her.

2016-05-18T07:18:57 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 4/22/2016 Alison R

Beach Bum Joanne assisted us with our wedding at Hard Rock in Punta Cana. We decided to contact Beach Bum Vacations after reading good reviews on various wedding websites. Joanne was great and very helpful. We had already decided on a resort when we contacted Joanne, but she... Read More helped us with everything else. We were able to get cheaper room rates by reserving a block of rooms and Joanne price matched any cheaper deals our guests found. Joanne was very quick with her responses and always answered my many questions! We will definitely use Joanne in the future for booking any future trips and recommend her to anyone looking for a travel agent!

2016-04-22T17:32:46 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/28/2016

Where to even begin...Beach Bum Danialle was nothing short of AMAZING! She was truly the most responsive and attentive travel agent. She nailed the hotel recommendations and selections, planned our trip perfectly. I did not worry about a single aspect of this trip, it ran so... Read More smooth. The transportation company she booked us to and from the airport were extremely reliable and so friendly. Danialle ensured that all of my guests were taken care of and gave everyone superb service. All of my guests raved about how wonderful she was to work with. She is so on top of everything. *We traveled with a group of 40 to Mexico.

2016-03-29T08:30:40 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/28/2016

Where to even begin...Beach Bum Danialle was nothing short of AMAZING! She was truly the most responsive and attentive travel agent. She nailed the hotel recommendations and selections, planned our trip perfectly. I did not worry about a single aspect of this trip, it ran so... Read More smooth. The transportation company she booked us to and from the airport were extremely reliable and so friendly. Danialle ensured that all of my guests were taken care of and gave everyone superb service. All of my guests raved about how wonderful she was to work with. She is so on top of everything. *We traveled with a group of 40 to Mexico.


Reviewed on 3/23/2016 Mercedes B

I cannot say THANK YOU enough to both Nanda Van Zwarm & Katie Tremblay (who stepped in after Nanda had a baby :)) We contacted them in the summer of 2015 to help plan a wedding and from the moment we spoke to Nanda, we were sold on using them. I was never really interested in... Read More planning every detail of the wedding and I didn't have enough time in the day to arrange all our families/friends travel, so having Beach Bums there to help was a huge relief. They played a bumper between me and the hotel, and me and our family/friends. Nanda and Katie worked with our guests and the hotel to make sure that all the rooms were ready, that we were treated beyond expectation and that the wedding coordination was perfect. For our family/friends, they arranged everything from transportation, to flights, to information packets. Katie also worked with my mom to set up an excursion for my husband and I on our honeymoon. Both were quickly to respond, helped answer any and all questions, and they were professional and kind. I would most definitely use their services again to book a large trip and recommend them to anyone that's booking travel! I can't tell you enough how thankful I am for these two ladies and how much stress they saved me. They were amazing and I couldn't have imagined not having them there to help me out. THANK YOU :)

2016-03-24T09:25:42 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/10/2016 Lauren P

We had a picture perfect wedding on the beach at Azul Sensatori in Puerto Morales/Riviera Maya 2 weeks ago. Overall a great experience and I recommend this venue, along with the resort. We brought 50+ friends and family, most from Chicago and everyone had a blast. We worked... Read More with Beach Bum Vacation for our travel arrangements. Best. Decision. Ever. Beach Bum Sue is amazing and we will be eternally grateful for her expertise, recommendations, flexibility and awesome attitude. She made the booking and traveling experience seamless for us and all of our guests. I was confident through the whole process that my guests would be well taken care of - the folks at Beach Bum Vacation are destination wedding gurus. This is what they do every day, so I was completely comfortable giving up control of that aspect of the wedding and leaving it in Sue's capable hands!

2016-03-11T10:18:00 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/09/2016

Lisa was great! We will definitely work with her on future trips and can't wait for our wedding in Riviera Maya!

2016-03-11T10:18:29 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/08/2016 Breanna B

Beach Bum Lisa was recommended to us by friends who had worked with her because of a recommendation from *their* friends, and it's easy to see why they enjoyed working with her so much! We'll be recommending her, as well!

2016-03-11T10:18:47 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Kami K

I cant praise Beach Bums enough for making traveling arrangements and wedding planning so easy! More specifically, I cant say enough how awesome Lisa, our travel concierge, is to work with! Lisa has helped my fiance and I from day one get moving on wedding decisions. She... Read More discovered potential wedding destinations for us and walked through the Pros and Cons of each one, and helped us determine the perfect destination for our friends and family to witness our vows. I didnt really think we actually needed help with all of this but it became really clear after about 100 Google searches how difficult this decision was going to be. After deciding on the destination, Lisa made it really simple for us to determine the appropriate amount of rooms to reserve and the best options for our guests. After all that she created a custom URL that we shared with guests on our Save the Dates. Lisa has been honest, patient and very attentive during the whole process. Our wedding guests are making their travel arrangements now with Lisa and I cant even tell you how many people have reached out and said how great the customer service is, how friendly Lisa is and how quickly she has been at responding to their needs. I have even had a few friends say they want to use Beach Bum's Lisa to help arrange their upcoming travel plans too. Its rare to find a company and business professional that truly go above and beyond. It shows that Lisa is dedicated to make our day amazing and couldnt be happier to be working with Beach Bums Vacation!

2016-03-11T10:18:58 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Lindsay C

Beach Bum Lisa has been AMAZING!! I had a ton of questions in the beginning and she was very patient with me and answered all of my questions extremely quickly! Our family and friends who have already booked their travel also love her! I can't say enough great things about her!

2016-03-11T10:19:08 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/07/2016

Beach Bum Lisa was the best! She was experienced and prepared for every question and provided options and solutions for all of our family and guests quirky scenarios. She handled all of our guests booking, questions, and transportation for us. One less thing for us to worry... Read More about! Many of our guests even commented on how much they enjoyed working with her as well. Make Beach Bum Lisa your first step in making your destination wedding easy!

2016-03-11T10:19:27 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Erin Z

Beach Bum Lisa has made our destination wedding a breeze. She responds quickly to all of our questions and has been super helpful throughout the wedding planning process. We love her so much that we refered her to 4 other friends who are now using her for their upcoming... Read More vacations. Beach Bum Lisa has taken the stress out of our Destination wedding and we can't thank her enough! Erin

2016-03-11T10:19:41 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/05/2016 Xenia A

Beach Bum Lisa is amazing and I highly reccomend anyone who is planning travel or wedding should contact her. She has been super patient and responsive throughout the whole processes and offered her candid oponion about each resort. When in doubt, contact Beach Bum Lisa with any... Read More questions & she will figure it out! She has traveled to every restort and can offer the in's & out's. She is very professional, friendly and amazing!

2016-03-11T10:19:52 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/05/2016 Ashley M

Beach Bum Lisa has been so extremely helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process. She is very responsive to both us and our guests!

2016-03-11T10:20:14 Response from the vendor

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