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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!
Having a Destination Wedding was always my dream wedding . So there was no question in mind when my husband and I became engaged that I wanted to experience this special union in this fashion. We said I do ! At the Grand Palladium colonial resorts , Rivera Maya Mexico and it was the best day of our life! The weather was amazing, our wedding coordinator along with our travel agents were available to us and our guests every step of the way . After the laughters, the tears of joy and the incredible family and close friends, once all was said and done , our wedding exceeded our expectations, it was as a dream that turned into reality all at once .
I loved working with Modern Destination Weddings to plan our wedding in Mexico! Heather listened to everything we wanted and found us a resort that was exactly what we were looking for. Our guests loved that they had someone else to book all their travel and everything was so organized and easy. Even when we had last minute changes with our guests, they were so accommodating and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a stress free planning process!
Modern Vacations did an amazing job handling all of our guests questions and working with them to get the prices they wanted. They also insured safe arrivals and departures to and from the resort. All of our guests loved everything and how well the travel team handled all the specifics and details! Easy and reasonable payment plans too! We only use them for our international travel from this point and beyond.
Fereshta was amazing!! She helped me pick the perfect venue, and I could not have been more in love with it. She was there to answer every little question and help me along the way. I definitely recommend using Modern Destination Weddings and if you can ask for Fereshta!! Also just in general, do a destination wedding, so much less stress and the beach makes for killer pictures! We went to Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana, and it was almost like we were in Vegas, but with the most amazing beach to lounge at every day. They upgraded our room and the staff was the friendliest around. I can't wait to go back!
In the beginning of the process of finding a resort to host our wedding, it was very stressful considering i havent ever been out of the country. After stressing out enough my maid of honor had found modern destination weddings. They have a great selection of resorts to choose from. We fell in love with a resort that was a little out of the budget we wanted for our guests so they helped me find many comparable resorts in a price range I provided. We ended up getting married at Alsol Tiara Cap Cana in Dominican Republic. It ended up being what we wanted and more. We cant thank fereshta and Sam enough for helping us make our day so great!
If I could rate 10 stars I would!!! Heather Kogler was my wedding coordinator and she was an ABSOLUTE god send. I would not have been able to plan my dream wedding without her. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly what I wanted. We booked an excursion through amstar and with miscommunication with the outside company we ended up missing our ride for 30 people. I was in a panic and Heather received my email and called me from her cellphone at 6am on her day off to help me resolve the issue. Not only did she resolve it but she got us a full refund!!!! I can go on and on and on but anyone planning to do a destination wedding this is where to start!!!! Thank you guys soooooo much. Our week was perfect and it’s all because of you!!!
Modern Destination Weddings was so incredibly helpful and allowed me to enjoy planning my destination wedding instead of stressing over it. Rhonda was incredible with helping me choose the location. She did not disappoint. I can’t believe how amazing everything turned out. I would not hesitate to give her information to any of my family and friends.
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.
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