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Modern Destination Weddings
Modern Destination Weddings is a full service destination wedding & honeymoon agency, which is comprised of expert travel professionals and experienced wedding planners. Modern Destination Weddings makes the process simple and stress-free, while giving our clients the utmost value for their money.
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings
First off, I have been waiting to write this review for a long time; Itzel and her team were ABSOLUTELY GREAT! I work in customer service and I can tell when someone is going above and beyond for me. That's exactly what Itzel and Chris's teams did at Modern Destination Weddings for myself and my guests. As many people know, planning a wedding takes a lot of time and effort. This is part of the reason we wanted a destination wedding, plus I love to travel. Today most people think women plan the wedding, which for me is true, I planned most of the wedding with Itzel, but she also wanted to make sure my husband would be happy too. That just showed me how much she cared and wanted to make sure both of us were happy. Itzel made everything so easy from the first time I contacted her. From the first phone call to answering every single questions via email and calls, Itzel always had an answer for me, and if for some reason she didn't she would always get it for me. Itzel and her team always responded within reasonable business hours. If they were not in the office, their out of office email was always on and was updated and had accurate information. In terms of booking the hotel and scheduling flights, Chris and his team were on top of it. When we were ready to book flights, Itzel scheduled a time for us to conference Chris via phone call and go over how booking the hotel and flights worked. Chris had every possible answer for ALL the questions I could have asked. After speaking for the first time he sent me an email recapping everything we discussed. He made it clear if any of my guests had questions they could contact him and his team. He wanted to make sure I was stress free. Clearly this is a professional team. I had guests traveling from all over the world and he was still able to work with the different time zones and accommodate for everyone. They gave me complete confidence planning a wedding thousands of miles away. Itzel went out of her way to hand write me a post card and send a beautiful gift for our wedding. Companies today do not show that kind of compassion to their customers, for me this went a long. Any bride looking to book a destination wedding or honeymoon, go with MODERN DESTINATION WEDDINGS. I tell everyone I know how great a service they provide. I hope this review helps another couple choose Modern Destination Weddings. Thank you, Carla
Our experience with Modern Destination Weddings was top notch. Heather was our team leader and main point of contact, and Mike worked with our wedding guests. They were both fabulous - light hearted, patient, diligent, and respectful. When we first reached out to Heather we were undecided on wedding location. We knew we wanted Mexico, but that was about it. Heather listened to our must-haves and have-nots and came back with several choices. Never once did we feel pressured and it was clear Heather was looking out in our best interest. We ultimately settled on Live Aqua in Cancun and boy are we glad we did. Our wedding was more than we (or any of our 22 wedding guests) could have ever expected! Our flight was perfectly uneventful, as was our transport to the hotel. We were greeted at the resort like celebrities and treated like royalty the entire stay. Even my bougie parents said they had never received better service (now that's high praise from those two!). But really, Modern Destination Weddings was the best wedding planning decision. Weddings are stressful and Heather and Mike took so much weight off our shoulders. When it came to coordinating travel for family (from all over the country, by the way), our job ended at the "Call Mike @ (xxx) xxx-xxx" on the save the dates. Mike and Heather handled everything. And when our guests found better deals, Modern Destination Weddings matched it. Now that's service!
We worked closely with Itzel in the beginning and Mike to have all our guests booked. Itzel did a great job searching for the perfect resort, and was extremely nice even when I didn't like the first two batches she sent me. She continued to search and found the best fit for my husband, myself and our entire family. Mike was always helpful and responded very quickly to the million of e-mails I sent him. We had a ton of requests and questions and he did his best to answer them all in a timely manner. They were so friendly and helpful and made the travel planning very easy!
Using Modern Destination Weddings was hands down the best decision that we made when we decided that a destination wedding was perfect for us! We worked with Itzel, who made everything come together exactly as we had imagined. She was incredibly knowledgeable about resorts, destinations, and wedding details and found the perfect place for our style and budget! I was so nervous about planning a wedding in another country, but Itzel was there every step of the way to make sure we were getting just what we wanted. I had so many questions and she was always there to answer them quickly. We also loved how easy they made the process of booking for all of our guests going to the destination with us. There are not enough amazing things to say about Itzel and the team at Modern Destination Weddings!!
Courtney and Sam were wonderful! Initially we worked with Courtney to decide on our destination and also our hotel, she was very helpful and quick to get us dates and locations at each of the resorts we requested. After we selected the Hard Rock Cancun and started working on the travel details, we were introduced to Sam. Sam was a pleasure to work with and was there to answer any questions and resolve any concerns our guests had with traveling internationally. They make a wonderful team!!
I was with a wedding party that had a destination wedding planned and everything was GREAT!. We had everything we needed we had a Ball. Thank you for all your help in planning my friends very special day.
Modern Destination Weddings was the best thing that could have happened to us when we were looking to have a destination wedding. We had no idea what we were doing or where to even start! Once we were connected with Heather she was able to figure out our wants/needs and she matched us with the perfect resort! The staff is able to give first hand information because most of them have been to the resorts or know of couples who have been, so they only send you to the best. The staff was also responsible for booking all of our guests resort stay and travel and they had nothing but wonderful things to say about them! Thank you, Modern Destination Weddings, for helping to facilitate the most perfect day!
Modern Destination Weddings was extremely wonderful to work with throughout the planning process! Itzel was absolutely fabulous and extremely responsive. Through Modern Destination Weddings my husband and I were able to see everyone's travel arrangements and flight information which made coordinating delivery of guests favors to their room upon arrival very easy. Itzel walked me through the process of planning a destination wedding every step of the way. She coordinated with the resort to ensure everything was exactly how I pictured. I highly recommend using Modern Destination Weddings.
Save your money. In this day and age there is really no need for a travel agent or middle man. It is easier to communicate with the resorts directly and make your own arrangements online. The little information we were given was readily available online. We were recommended to resorts in the Hurricane belt during hurricane season. We were expecting so much more. If you don't book something after a few communications Modern Destination loses interest in you. They are really not interested in you and your wedding only in the $$$$$.
I spoke to Rhonda on the phone and she was absolutely wonderful until she got her $100 deposit. After that, I never heard from her again. Don't waste your time or money with this company. You can do a better job on your own, for free!
Modern Destination Weddings helped us organize the wedding we envisioned with ease, friendliness, and professionalism. The reason we chose a destinaion wedding was for its picturesque scenery and to extend the wedding celebrations to an amazing vacation for all who attended. Heather, Chris and their team assisted 70 guests with their travel accommodations and helped book a private boat cruise that guests are still talking about. Our wedding was exactly as we had imagined and would not have changed anything. I highly recommend Modern Destination Weddings as they guided us towards our perfect venue, reduced the stress of planning a wedding, and were an integral part of creating memories that will last a lifetime.
I recently worked with Rhonda Dehner and Mike Hart (and their crew) for my destination wedding in Mexico at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya....let me just say, they are AWESOME! They handled everything for me and my guests from start to finish with zero problems. They responded immediately if I needed something and were very hands-on. Planning travel accommodations for 50+ people is VERY hard, so props to them! They were also kind enough to send me a bottle of champagne and strawberries when I arrived at my hotel and cute personalized tumblers! Thank yall so much!!!!
Heather and her team did a great job with us and our wedding party in both determining a destination and making our wedding and travel plans come to fruition. The most stressful part for us was finding a location, and my husband and I are both individuals who like to see many many options before making decisions. This makes us tough clients, although Heather stuck with us and was very helpful in coming to a final decision. Not all of the available options were on the MDW website, which had us questioning if we were going to find what we wanted. Thanks to Heather, we were able to expand our search and find the perfect spot! Once the decision was made, the MDW team made everything happen with ease. It was so nice and easy to have point people within the MDW team to send our guests to. Our group appreciated how easy it was to get all the travel research conducted and booked by MDW. The payment options were also very convenient.
Fereshta was my wedding planner and one of the most helpful and sweetest individuals I have ever came across. She was always there to answer any questions I had with always a positive bubbly attitude. I truly thank her for everything she did for my husband and I to make our wedding a forever great memory. Mike was over all of my guests travel plans and was able to get everyone to our destination wedding and back home with no problems; from flight to transportation to and from airport and room was seamless. Everyone was very pleased on how smooth everything flowed.
Itzel was extremely helpful. She worked diligently to make sure everything was perfect for us. She went above and beyond and was a great liaison between the resort/airlines and us. She was very quick to respond, and enthusiastically helpful. I would use them over and over again, but I only want one wedding ;)
Our experience with Modern Destination Weddings was amazing! My belief is that planning a wedding should be a positive, non-stressful time and Modern Destination truly understands that idea. The fact that they give us - the bride and groom- our own wedding coordinator and give our guests another team of coordinators shows that they wanted to be available to us as much as possible. Our wedding coordinator, Heather Kogler, couldn't have been any better if she tried. Her recommendations were always great and she even had a destination wedding which helped us with a lot of the questions that we had. She will now always hold a special place in our lives because of how amazing our unbelievable our wedding was. She was truly amazing from her suggestions all the way down to dealing with a bride and groom on a daily basis . We have literally been referring Modern Destination Weddings to everyone we've come in contact with. The customer service is superb.
Modern Destination Weddings is a great company! When I decided to have a destination wedding, I didn't know where to even start! Heather Kogler helped me narrow down my perfect Wedding location in Aruba and also booked my Honeymoon in St.Lucia for me! She was so professional and was ALWAYS there to answer any of my questions within a day! My 73 guests were also very pleased with the service and they said it was easy to book their vacation. Thank you so much for EVERYTHING Heather! Both of our trips ran so smoothly and it was a huge relief to not have to worry about booking our vacations! I highly recommend using Modern Destination Weddings, they are so professional, helpful and kind!
We had such an incredible experience with Modern Destination Weddings! We worked with Rhonda, who was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process. She was always prompt, gave us all the information we needed, and followed up with us to ensure we didn't let any deadlines slip. She negotiated great rates for us as well. When we had to cancel our original room block and switch our rooms over to individual reservations, she didn't miss a beat and maintained a great attitude while ensuring everything was taken care of. And she handled a good portion of our guests' accommodations, including my parents' and my brothers' travel arrangements - saving me a ton of work and stress in the process. She played a huge role in ensuring our wedding planning process was a breeze.
I have been to 2 destination weddings coordinated by MDW and they were the best I have ever been to! I I was a bridesmaid in one and a guest at the other so I got to see both sides of the planning and vacationing. Everything was organized, timely and fun! Chris booked us for both weddings and did a fantastic job! My friends had their dream weddings and we had awesome vacations because of this company!
We were referred to Modern Destination Weddings by a close friend and could not be happier with our experience. They made the process so easy and stress free. From the first inquiry the team was attentive, personable and caring. Heather Kogler was our point of contact every step of the way. I could not have done it without her and the team. I highly recommend Modern Destination Weddings to anyone looking to do a destination wedding as well as plan vacations ( they do that too)!
Heather is absolutely amazing! I submitted a request for destination wedding details and within the hour, Heather contacted me! She is so knowledgeable and very passionate. Heather made the process of choosing a destination wedding location simple and fun! I would highly recommend contacting Heather for you destination wedding needs!
Heather and Chris, our modern destination representatives were amazing. They did everything they could to help us and our guests. We had an unexpected date change of the wedding and they worked tirelessly to accommodate and change everyone's itinearies. It gave us peace of mind to know that they were there to answer all of our guests questions. We were able to focus on the planning of or big day!
I would like to thank CHRIS for an amazing job he did for my Son Isidro and his beautiful wife Olga. We had all flights and hotel set when an unfortunate job situation of the groom (my son) came up and we had to switch the date a couple of days before the original date, CHRIS assured us he would have it all redone and taken care of. Of which he of course did it with such professionalism and kindness. I would recommend CHRIS to anyone looking to have a destination wedding. He's the best of the best! Thank you for all your help!
My experience with Modern Destination Weddings was excellent! Itzel helped through the entire process, from choosing the venue that provided everything we were looking for, suggestions of wedding weekend activities, communicating with our venue as we made our decisions for the event and travel arrangements. Highly recommended!
I truly had the best wedding it was magical and without the help of Itzel Rodriguez. She was my assigned wedding coordinator and I couldn't ask nor want anyone else it would not have been the same. Itzel and the rest of the staff were always a help when I needed anything. It can be a challenge at times planning a destination wedding, But take my word when I say they will do all in their power to make your dream wedding a reality . I have no regrets having a destination wedding and no regrets using Modern Destination Weddings. One of the best decision I could have made. Thank you all at Modern Destination Weddings!!
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