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4.8 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 8/24/2023 by Brandon G
Working with Modern Destination Weddings was absolutely wonderful. Sherissa and Itzel were two incredible assets to have for planning a destination wedding. They helped provide us with a number of locations that featured all of our wants, budge...
t, and timeframe and ultimately ended up finding us our dream location. The team made planning a destination wedding as simple and stress free as possible. We could not be happier with how our wedding turned out! I would recommend Sherissa, Itzel, and the team at Modern Destination Weddings to anyone looking to have a destination wedding.
Reviewed On 8/05/2023 by Anna G
We chose Modern Destination Weddings to assist with finding our resort, room block arrangement, and help pour guests book their accommodations with the resort for our destination wedding. Itzel and Fereshta helped make my wedding planning so ea...
sy and stress free. They were very knowledgeable and professional. The rest of the Modern Travelworks team was amazing and patient with assisting our guests with their bookings. We were very impressed with their service and would most definitely recommend them for guest accommodations for any wedding or event.
Reviewed On 7/05/2023 by Jenna A
We used Modern destinations for our wedding on 3/25/23. My husband and I heard about the company from a very close friend who attended another couples destination wedding who used them. Itzel and Fereshta were very sweet and helpful with helpin...
g us choose a resort. They gave us a lot of info and we’re patient with us when we basically wanted to just talk through all of our thoughts on the phone. They also helped set us up with a site visit for the one we chose at a discounted rate which was great. Set us up with transportation as well. This was helpful to be able to get a feel for the resort and where we would like our room to be for the wedding, also menu tastings and have a vision for the actual area in which we would chose to have the wedding events. Fereshta was very sweet and calmed me down when I would be overwhelmed and assured me I was doing fine which was helpful. Once booking came into play they have their own travel team which does the booking and travel side with guests. Krystal was absolutely amazing and attentive. We definitely called her way too much but she was always there for us throughout the process. So thank you Krystal for putting up with us. We ended up having about 80 people attend our wedding. Only 2 couples who decided to stay off resort. The rest booked with us at El dorado royale/ generations. Krystal even went out of her way to make sure we got rooms at generations (the kid friendly resort) when they originally were fully booked for our dates. Not sure how she pulled that off but we are grateful. The only negative feedback from our guests were some mentioning they were getting some slow delays with hearing back from a couple of the travel agents about questions. But at the end of the day the team was a great help to us as the couple with doing all of the work for us. Texting and calling out friends and family and giving them updates for deadlines and such. We barely had to do anything. The only other issue we had is we chose to use their free site for email invites and something was wrong with the gmail where people did not receive the invites. I ended up texting the website to most of the guests but everything worked out. All my guests as well as us had a positive experience with the wedding and the transportation to and from airport and that was the most important.
Reviewed On 6/02/2023 by Jessica W
This company truly made the process of planning a destination wedding low stress and seamless. You get a team of knowledgeable people who are there to answer any questions along the way. I would not have been able to plan my wedding without t...
Kendyll was my go to throughout the entire planning process. She was able to ease my mind whenever I reached out to her. She assisted me with choosing excursions, communicating information to guests and much, much more. Whenever we spoke, I felt like I was talking to a friend.
All of my guests were happy with their experiences with MDW as well--they even assisted with hotel transfers etc. It was truly a great experience and I have already recommended them to people I am close to.
10 out of 10 for sure ❤
Reviewed On 5/19/2023 by Kristine L
Modern Vacations and Destination Weddings was great up until the beginning. They helped up find the perfect resort for our wedding, laid out different concession options and provided recommendations for vendors. They were super helpful in getti...
ng about 80 of our guests booked at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya and scheduling their transportation. Only one guest was unable to contact support from the hotel to the airport. The guest ended up booking their own taxi despite already paying for their transportation. Modern Vacations were also helpful defining terms in the contract. My only feedback is the response rates from the team. Sometimes we wouldn't hear back for days or weeks. We also wished they confirmed transportation with our guest earlier. Most of my guests didn't get a confirmation until the week of the wedding! I was also hoping for more support when working with my onsite coordinator. Overall, they were a great travel agency to work with!
Reviewed On 4/28/2023 by Graydon T
My wife and I selected Modern Destination Weddings to help us plan the destination wedding we had always dreamed about. Everyone was very helpful throughout the process, and it really took all of the stress off of the bride & groom since we kne...
w we were in good hands!
Reviewed On 4/27/2023 by Kat L
Fereshta was incredible! Extremely responsive, friendly, caring and competent. She genuinely was focused on ensuring Bryan and I had the wedding of our dreams. She asked us meaningful questions to help really personalize our wedding so that it ...
fit all of our unique needs. She went above and beyond with coordinating the other wedding parties involved and helped keep our minds completely at ease. I know I would have been a nervous wreck if I tried planning this all on my own, without her. She took all the stress away. And I can’t even describe how thrilled I am with how our wedding turned out. It was beyond what I had ever dreamed and was also extremely affordable. Almost all of my guests told me this was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Reviewed On 4/24/2023 by Daniela R
Kendyll and Itzel from Modern Destination Weddings were amazing at helping my husband and I find the right resort for our destination wedding. They walked us through every part of the process which helped make the process way less overwhelming....
Kendyll will fight for you from start to finish to make sure you're getting the best service possible, is so fast at responding, so professional and kind, and is a wonderful and helpful guide for such a complicated process. I couldn't recommend her more.
Reviewed On 2/24/2023 by Abby P
MDW was so helpful with our destination wedding. From the very beginning, they listened to what we wanted and gave us a list of resorts that they thought would fit our vision and budget. They helped set up meetings, helped set up our room block...
and they helped all of our guests book their rooms. It was so nice having someone do this instead of having to do it on our own. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 1/13/2023 by Victoria M
Highly recommend! They were so helpful throughout the whole process from finding a venue, discussing budget, keeping the communication going with our resort wedding planner, answering any questions we had, booking all of our guests and our trav...
el AND even helping us on the day of the wedding and when our flight was delayed and our luggage lost. The fee we paid was well worth it.
Reviewed On 10/10/2022 by Amber T
Thank you ModernTeam.
Reviewed On 8/16/2022 by Taylor G
So glad we hired MDW for our wedding! My sister in law recommended them, and they made the booking process so much easier, saving me the time and headache that comes with helping wedding guests book their trips. The group discount that guests r...
eceived was also amazing. The initial fee is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with working with this travel agency!
Reviewed On 4/27/2022 by Kelsey E
Kendyll, Sam, Anna, Itzel and the rest of the Modern Vacations team made every single aspect of our wedding planning easier! If you are planning a destination wedding, working with them will be the BEST decision you make!
Reviewed On 4/18/2022 by Destiny L
My wedding planning would've been 10000x more stressful if it wasn't for Modern Destination Weddings. I don't think we would've had the amount of guests we did if it weren't for the service, accomodations and flexibility from them. My guests ra...
ved about how easy the booking and payment process was, one of them even plans to use them for our friends group vacation next year!
Reviewed On 12/14/2021 by Christina C
We worked with Modern Destination Weddings to plan our wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We did not know where to start when we decided to have a destination wedding, but they made the planning process easy by helping us pick a venue, setting...
up our wedding website, and making it easy for our guests to book with Modern Travel. Our Modern Destination Team even helped when our wedding planner at the resort was not being very responsive and they stepped in to help coordinate communication. I would absolutely recommend Modern Destination to anyone who is having a destination wedding. Our guests also commented on how simple it was to book their trip through Modern Travel. Our wedding far exceeded our expectations and we are forever grateful for our Modern Team! Thank you!
Reviewed On 11/22/2021 by Danielle L
The Modern Destinations team was readily available whenever I needed them and made booking my guests a breeze! We will definitely be using their services in the future to help us plan future trips.
Reviewed On 11/01/2021 by London P
Flexible with your schedule! This company is a travel agent and wedding planner in one! What more could you ask for? They are super organzied and very thorough with details of the wedding venues. I highly recommend them for a destination weddin...
Reviewed On 10/30/2021 by Jacqueline P
Fereshta and her team have been so positive, helpful, patient and clear. Their positivity and excitement make wedding planning the fun adventure it should be, and they happily answer all of your questions! You never feel like you’re bothering a...
nyone. I know this can be a stressful time with all the planning, but the team at Modern Weddings brings genuine excitement to the process.
Reviewed On 10/30/2021 by Austin M
Reviewed On 10/29/2021 by Jennifer D
Chris from Modern made it a stress free vacation! He suggested a gorgeous property. He secured all details of the vacation. It was a chill trip and thoroughly enjoyed!
Reviewed On 10/29/2021 by Kari S
Chris did great handling all the details of our trip.
Reviewed On 10/28/2021 by Ayana M
We could not have planned this wedding without Modern. They made planning our wedding and trip a totally stress free experience. From day one Kendyll and Itzel were enthusiastic and extremely helpful! Even if you don't know where you want your ...
wedding yet, they will do all the hard work for you and send you options. They are amazing!
The travel team takes care of every aspect of of travel for your guests; resort stay, flights, and transportation to and from the resort. Your guests have a person they can always reach out to that will answer all their questions and concerns so you don't have to. Krystal kept us updated frequently and was always there when we needed her.
If you are planning a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean, I 1000% recommended using Modern!
Reviewed On 10/28/2021 by Reina C
My fiancé and I are planning are our dream wedding and working with Modern Vacations and Destination wedding has been amazing. They communicate FAST and efficiently, making this process super easy thus far. The entire team truly cares about you...
r vision and goes above and beyond to make it happen. We excited to continue working with them!
Reviewed On 10/27/2021 by Emma P
If I'm being totally honest, there were times when using Modern Vacations and Destination Weddings I wondered if it was totally necessary to use their services. Helpful? Yes, necessary? I was unsure. However, after watching two friends plan des...
tination weddings this past year I realized how lucky I was to find them! All the stresses my friends had to deal with on their own I did not have to! Blindly scouting hotels, arranging shuttles for their family members, calling and emailing hotels to find wedding dates and availability, among about 20 other vacation related tasks were things I did not have to worry about! I worked with Fereshta and Sheba and they were so nice and professional. I started planning prior to covid and had no idea how challenging things would become! They kept me calm when I was having a full blown meltdown, meanwhile they are probably dealing with 20 other brides just as stressed as me! I felt like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I had to reschedule my wedding which they made so easy on me and my guests. Then a few months after rescheduling the hotel sold out of rooms. They worked diligently to check everyday to see if new availability had opened up. If I planned this on my own there is no way I would have been able to secure rooms on my own! I felt as if I was their priority. All of my guests were also so happy with the service they provided. Bottom line, planning any wedding is hard but planning a destination wedding is really hard. You have to babysit all your guests and remind them to do so many things, book your room! Get your passport! Pick your flight! Arrange a shuttle! It was nice to know the team did the reminding for me so I could focus on the important wedding stuff.
Reviewed On 10/26/2021 by Ashley A
I am so thankful that I found Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings. From the very first consultation call, I knew they were going to be a great fit. As a person who travels quite frequently and who has always wanted to have a destination wed...
ding, I thought planning one on my own would be simple. Once I started looking, I realized that was not the case. Itzel and Fereshta at Modern Vacations helped me sort through all the details. They took the time to listen to all of my must haves for the wedding and devised a detailed list of potential venues that would fit my needs. They are friendly, responsive and overall they made me feel like they were on "Team Ashley" when helping me make big decisions. No question was ever a silly one and they had many wonderful recommendations when I wasn't entirely sure what direction I wanted to go in. Their expertise in the travel space made me feel very comfortable when choosing a resort. They have traveled to many, if not all, of the resorts they suggest. They have also built relationships with all of the resort wedding coordinators which helps to get answers quickly. I was glad and beyond thankful to have them by my side while planning my dream wedding.
Reviewed On 10/25/2021 by Carrie C
Destination Wedding Brides- I highly recommend working with a third party wedding planner who specializes in destination weddings. There is so much information out there and Modern Destination Weddings helped me focus and broke down all the in...
formation for us. They answered all our guests questions and booked their travel. They took so much stress off of us. We are so grateful for Fereshta, Krystal, and the whole team!
Reviewed On 9/09/2021 by Alexas B
Most brides talk about how stressful planning a wedding is and for the most part I can happily say, can't relate. And that's largely in part to the best in class team at Modern Destination Weddings!
From the first line of communication, Itzel...
was phenomenal. I had submitted info request forms for many similar companies online and Itzel, with Modern Travel was the first one to actually call me (instead of sending a generic email). That sealed the deal for me.
The team with she and Kendyll were very thorough with finding out what our wish list was for the wedding and providing us with a very detailed portfolio based on our preferences with photos, prices, and other important resort info.
Kendyll guided me through every step of the planning process and even stepping in when I felt that the resort was being a bit lag in communication or vague in explanations. She was sure to get to the bottom of it.
Sheba was truly a godsend. I panicked as most brides do as we got closer to the wedding date. Not only was she calm and assuring, but she was understanding and did not make me feel like a lunatic. I'd also like to shoutout Anna. I didn't work with her personally but many of my guests did and gave me rave reviews about her ability to follow up and take care of their booking needs.
I wish that we had budgeted to have these ladies our my wedding because they were so instrumental in the success of our wedding at Royalton Negril.
The booking process for 50+ people is something that would have drove me insane but the Modern Travels team made it happen.
We are already thinking of when our vow renewal will be and where we'll have it. We have some big shoes to fill in and you can bet that we will be having our team with Modern on speed dial to facilitate the travel again.
Reviewed On 9/03/2021 by Stephan C
We are not having another wedding, but if we were, we would hire Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings again!! Itzel, Sam, and Kendyll have not only been an absolute pleasure to work with, but they feel like buds and it was fun getting to kno...
w them as they got to know us. I know that as a service provider, it is imperative to get to know your client! You need to know their likes, dislikes, family's needs, pets names, sports teams, wedding colors, plane preferences, etc so that a complete inclusive package that's exclusive to each individual can be designed. That happened to us! From "hello" to "how was your trip", this team and their staff were exemplary complimentary to us and we are forever grateful for it. We went to Mexico for our destination wedding/honeymoon with a group of friends and family and MV&DW handle every detail of the trip so that we were able to enjoy our moments with friends without the stress of being unprepared.
5 STARS from The Coopers!!!!!
Reviewed On 11/18/2020 by Nicholas A
Buyer beware - We booked our wedding in January 2020 with a proposed date in May 2021 and due to issues associated with COVID-19 we had to cancel our plans. Despite the fact that when we paid our deposits to confirm our plans we had no knowled...
ge a global pandemic was going to ruin everything; the staff at Modern Destinations will not do anything to provide any kind of refund. Paid them $300 and the resort $1,300, and got absolutely nothing in return.
Reviewed On 11/10/2020 by Ashley W
Fereshta, Itzel, Sam and the entire Modern Vacations team were such a pleasure to work with. They helped us lock down a destination for our wedding, find a venue and assisted with all of the booking arrangements for our guests. They took the st...
ress and hassle away from me on the booking process to allow me to work with my wedding planner in Mexico. The whole team did a fantastic job and were always extremely responses! Thank you Modern Vacations for helping bring our special day to life!
Reviewed On 10/20/2020 by Jaclyn C
I can't say enough positive things about Modern Vacation & Destination Weddings. My husband and I got married this past February in Mexico and it was an absolute dream come true. The entire team at Modern was super professional, prompt in answe...
ring questions/concerns, and personable. They honestly do everything they can to make your wedding as easy as possible. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Hailee Y
There really isn't anything I haven't loved about this company. From the very beginning they have been prompt and quick with response times. I thought when I became engaged I was going to plan it all by myself having a destination wedding and q...
uickly realized I wasn't cut out for it AT ALL. This company has handled any question or need of mine as well as my guest attending. Highly recommend ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Jennifer M
I’ve been working with Fereshta & Itzel and I can say that they’ve been so amazing. They’ve made this process so much easier with planning a destination wedding. They’re super responsive and answered all my questions.
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by LouAnn W
Our daughter and son-in-law choose Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings to book, arrange, and plan their destination wedding in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. Every single person at Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings that took care of us and ...
our guests were professional, had attention to detail, and were sincerely interested in making sure that this couple had the best possible experience. From helping us make a selection on the resort, select a package with details that were important to the couple, helping us communicate with the resort, and handling our guests and all of their requests, to even being available to us once we were already on the property. Also, we appreciated that most of the agents had visited the properties they were recommending. While we were at the resort, we couldn't help but notice that the resort had a great relationship and respect for our travel agency. The customer service they gave us was second to none. We were also provided with a wedding portal that allowed the couple to share all of the details via a website with their guests as it happened. I can't say enough positive comments about this group. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or vacation.
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Suzanne R
Fereshta and Krystal were my angels during my entire destination wedding planning process. My wedding was postponed due to COVID-19 which was a complete nightmare, as if having a destination wedding wasn’t stressful enough! Let me tell you thou...
gh, Modern Vacations seriously saved my mental sanity. I don’t know what I would have done if I had 50 stressed out wedding guests reaching out to me every single day about what to do with their travel, especially during the postponement. Krystal gracefully dealt with so many difficult and tough conversations with some very “difficult” guests of mine about their travel. Fereshta and Krystal held it down for me and I will forever be grateful for them! If you’re on the fence about using Modern Vacations for your destination wedding, DO IT. Trust me, as a corona destination wedding bride, I’m telling you that you will be so thankful.
Reviewed On 10/10/2020 by Hidi W
Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings was amazing to work with! I did not realize everything that goes into a Destination Wedding and they made is so easy for me. The team was so sweet and answered all my questions. They followed up with me ...
through the whole process. Especially with everything going on with COVID, they made sure to reach out to the resort and help us know what we had to have in place before leaving. The team had personal experience with working with the resorts and knowing the areas they recommended. I can't express the how sweet, how hard, and how amazing my wedding was with their help!!
Reviewed On 9/27/2020 by Cheryll C
Anna Duran has been amazing. She responds so quickly and is always willing to help. Any time we asked about a resort she would always have the inside scoop. She was always very honest about each resort. She even reached out to me while she ...
was away on vacation to make sure I was being taken care of by her coworker during her absence. She is simply phenomenal! I told her that some of our older family members are not technologically savvy. She offered to contact each one of them personally to help them with the process.
Reviewed On 9/25/2020 by Nicola S
I came to know about Modern Vacations through a destination wedding that I attended in 2016. The experience I had with them for just planning for my family attend a wedding as guests was outstanding top to bottom.
So much so, that they ...
were my first option for planning my 25yr Vow Renewal in St. Lucia.
From the beginning they are attentive to your wants and needs. They provide you with all the details and set the expectations. I have had so many calls, emails and texts with my agent (Anna Duran) during this planning process and she is ALWAYS responsive, pleasant, caring and on top of whatever the situation is. She is awesome!!!
I would definitely recommend Modern Vacations to anyone who wants to plan a wedding or a great vacation but doesn't want to do the leg work on their own. They take away all the stress and allow you to focus on the fun.
Reviewed On 12/21/2019 by Alétia M
We got married in Jamaica this October and it was a dream come true! Heather and Sam at MVDW helped coordinate our wedding and were both nothing less than amazing!!! We had to change locations twice for personal reasons and they still provided ...
top notch customer service and were always so kind. Heather transitioned to a higher position during our planning process, but still made herself available to personally assist us. If you are considering a Destination Wedding at a resort, I would definitely recommend!!
Reviewed On 11/27/2019 by Amelia M
THIS IS THE BEST DECISION I MADE WHILE PLANNING OUR DESTINATION WEDDING! Heather, Sam and Sheba were so amazing, professional, courteous and timely. They take the stress out of planning a destination wedding. Heather answered every single quest...
ion or query from the beginning to end of the planning process. I honestly don't know how people do this themselves and I am a type A personality/Bride LOL. This service was so helpful, they even have a free customizable wedding website that you can use and we loved it. Bottom Line: don't hesitate this is a great service with great agents.
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Morgan M
When starting to plan our destination wedding, I knew we would want some help from a travel agency. Modern Destination Weddings has been all that and more. From our initial call with Heather, I felt confident that we made the right choice. All ...
our questions have been answered in a timely manner. Communication is seriously excellent! When choosing a resort we were presented with lots of options and they were all right on point. Kendyll and Krystal answered probably a million emails we sent back and forth about the different resorts and room options. The modernly website was easy to maneuver and help was there anytime we needed it. We get married in August, and with this team I feel confident everything will run smoothly!
Reviewed On 9/18/2019 by Jessica M
Let’s face it, planning a destination wedding is terrifying to say the least. However, the team at Modern Destinations quickly put all my fears at ease. From the moment I had my first call with Itzel I knew I had made the right decision. With t...
he partnership of Itzel, Jordan, and Sheba planning my destination wedding has been such an awesome experience. My guest have received prompt response time to travel quote request as well as any questions they have. The team has literally thought of everything and is one step ahead of all the moving parts during the planning process. This team of All-Stars (as I like to call them) have made the wedding planning process absolutely stress free!!! You will feel the passion, excitement, and drive to make sure your planning process is seamless. I would hands down recommend Modern Destinations Weddings to anyone that is looking to plan their dream destination wedding. My fiance and I can’t wait to say I DO! #Cancun #June2020 Thank you ladies!!
Reviewed On 9/01/2019 by Evelyn A
Danielle and I could have not been any happier to have chosen Itzel Rodriguez and the Modern Destination weddings team as our destination wedding planners. Itzel and her team were so quick to respond and attend our needs and demands. We had a f...
airy tale wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico thanks to her team effort in giving us everything we wanted to make it our dream and most perfect wedding.
Modern Destination weddings also provided us with our wedding website to keep track of our guests bookings and important information shared to our guests through this website.
Thank you Itzel and your team for giving us the most perfect wedding. Everything came out just perfect!!! We will share with you our pictures once we get our proofs from the photographer:)
Evelyn and Danielle Aviles
Reviewed On 8/20/2019 by Julia R
Modern Destinations made wedding planning incredibly easy! Their staff, specifically Rhonda, went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect in the planning stage. Not only were they great with us, but with all of our wedding guests a...
s well. Booking travel was seamless. I highly recommend Modern Destinations for a destination wedding!
Reviewed On 8/09/2019 by Tamara M
From day one we knew we were in good hands with Modern Destination Weddings! Itzel and her team were so efficient and professional. Now Onyx was the perfect resort for our wedding group--the service was top notch, the grounds and amenities were...
beautiful, and the size of the resort with the option of Breathless next door was the perfect fit...literally! We wouldn’t have known about the resort if it wasn’t for Modern destinations. Our wedding was beyond special. The coordinator team was communicative throughout the entire process and they made the wedding day that much more enjoyable for us. The best part was our decision to have a destination wedding. Being able to spend multiple days with our guests rather than one day was beyond memorable. We are so happy with our overall experience :)
Reviewed On 8/09/2019 by Kaila B
Modern Destination Weddings did a fabulous job in taking care of all of our wedding travel needs! Our main concern from the get go was making sure our guests would be in great hands with organizing their travel arrangements and they far exceede...
d our expectations! Put your trust in them and they will take all of that unnecessary stress and worry out of your hands! I promise it is well worth it!
Reviewed On 8/06/2019 by Gabrielle D
Itzel is the absolute best! I honestly don't think I would've been able to pull off a destination wedding without her! It was all so overwhelming at first, and I was a nervous wreck unsure if going with MDW was safe and reliable or not but I kn...
ew I needed help finding the perfect resort. I'm so glad I took a chance. Itzel was extremely punctual, knowledgeable, professional, and terrifyingly efficient. She actually felt like a childhood friend who I could casually talk to about anything . Actually after I was turned over to the the wedding planner at the resort in Mexico, I was really missing Itzel and her "get-it-done" efficiency. She would respond to my million questions within the same day usually, if not by the next day. The building the company is based in in Texas actually completely flooded out due to a hurricane, and she STILL somehow managed to respond to me with lack of resources, internet, power, and work space, and she openly communicated everything with me, never missed a beat. If she could've stayed my wedding planner, I would've let her! Itzel actually planned a site-visit for us when we thought we had narrowed it down to 3 resorts for our wedding. We flew to Mexico and visited all 3, she arranged meeting times prior to us going and arranged transportation to and from resorts and all of that was taken care of so it was as least stressful of a thing as it could be. I was totally heart broken on return, because none of them were "the one" and I was feeling so guilty and like such a pain in the ass failure after all that work she did for us to come back and say none of those are it, we have to start over. But we did. Without one little guilt trip or hesitation, Itzel got right back to work for us and stayed positive the whole time while I was feeling down and unsure. She made sure we searched and got answers until I was totally happy and confident with my choice. Itzel was nothing short of amazing and helped us so tremendously in the process! I couldn't have done it without her! Thank you a trillion Itzel! My vote goes for MDW!!
Reviewed On 8/03/2019 by Kendall S
Modern Destinations wedding planning company was so helpful and I definitely recommend working with them. It was refreshing to have someone ahead of the game and to walk you step by step through the process of planning your destination wedding....
Not only were they dependable, but also extremely friendly and easy to work with. And the travel agency they co-work with was also very knowledgeable and on top of things. If you want a stress free destination wedding, I would absolutely recommend Modern Destination Weddings.
Reviewed On 7/31/2019 by Kayela T
We had an absolutely amazing experience with Modern Destination! Itzel and team took care of us and all of our guests, it was so easy. We knew our guests were getting first class treatment and our stresses were minimal. They really took care of...
us. I just recommended Modern Destination on Monday to a colleague who's daughter is getting married. I could ramble on and on about our positive experiences with Modern Destination Weddings.
Reviewed On 7/31/2019 by Justine J
Modern Destination Weddings was seriously a dream to work with! They provided such detailed and efficient work. They really work to follow your vision and then make it reality. So easy to work with and very nice people! I worked with Fersheta, ...
Sheba, and Itzel and they were seriously the best at making the wedding planning process so easy. They were all so nice and thorough with their work. They make an introverted bride feel like a success. I literally didn't have to lift a finger! Modern Destination Weddings is seriously the go-to if you are planning a wedding abroad and want it to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Definitely recommend their services!
Reviewed On 7/26/2019 by Candice C
They made our planning process incredibly easy. Planning a wedding in another country can be slightly overwhelming but they helped with connecting us with the right people, helped with all travel accommodations for us and all of our 60 guests. ...
Our destination and day was perfect and I would definitely recommend to anyone planing a destination wedding!
Reviewed On 7/25/2019 by Ashlee S
Planning a destination wedding is supposed to be the easy way out, but we didn't have a particular resort or even location in mind, so it was pretty overwhelming. When I found Modern Destination Weddings and spoke with Heather, I knew this was ...
going to be a service we needed. It immediately felt like Heather was a friend helping us decide where to go, not a travel agent. She asked us detailed questions about the setting we wanted for the wedding, what size and amenities the resort should have, our budget for the wedding, and most importantly for us, what the budget for our guests travel would be. Once we narrowed it down to a few locations, she sent over resort options, considering our feedback each time and sending new resorts until we found the perfect one. She coordinated our booking and then the team at MDW handled each of our guests' travel arrangements. They set up a website for us which was amazing, we added it to our save the dates and each guest could go in and request a quote to help decide if they could attend the wedding. I'm positive that not feeling like they were on their own to figure out travel arrangements is what allowed 40 of our closest friends and family join us for the best. day. ever. I had peace of mind not having to answer a million travel questions, I could just direct them to call MDW, and I used the guest list on our website to track who had received quotes and follow up with those who hadn't booked yet. We were married at Excellence Resort in Punta Cana and everyone complimented us on the amazing, affordable resort we had chosen and kept asking, "How did you find this place? It's amazing!" All the credit went to Heather and her team. If you are thinking about planning a destination wedding, make it the easy, low-stress option you are looking for by booking with Modern Destination Weddings. We said over and over, it was the best decision we made.
Reviewed On 7/23/2019 by Dayana C
Modern Destination Weddings have been extremely helpful and have made my wedding planning experience full of ease. I do not feel stressed because they provide me with all the steps and information necessary to make it to my big day. Their profe...
ssionalism is impeccable and their punctuality keeps me assured that choosing them was the best decision I ever made in choose destination wedding planners. Once I provided them my vision in wedding location and style they knew exactly what to lay out in front of me to fulfill my needs. Anyone that chooses them will never be disappointed. Thank you Modern Destination Weddings!!
Reviewed On 7/22/2019 by Christina C
We can't thank Modern Destinations enough for all of the help leading up to our wedding. We both come from food & bev backgrounds and have worked countless weddings, so we know how tedious the process can be. This was the easiest thing we could...
have ever done. Even from the beginning, narrowing down the resorts for us, was a huge help. We never felt overwhelmed, and we were just so excited and anxious to get to the resort and see everything come together. The whole experience was perfect.
Reviewed On 7/05/2019 by Kristin B
My now-husband and I loved working with the team at Modern Destination Weddings to find the venue for our destination wedding to Mexico this year. Heather and Fereshta were knowledgeable, very responsive, and accommodating. They really listened...
to what me and my husband wanted out of our experience and worked hard to find the perfect match for our vision. I took a lot of comfort in the opportunity to work with real people who understood how important this process was for me! I would absolutely recommend their services to any other bride.
Reviewed On 5/23/2019 by Kristin H
Thank you to Itzel and the staff a Secrets Aura in Cozumel we not only had our dream wedding, but we had the trip of a life time. Every question I had not matter how stupid I felt it was, Itzel was right there to answer it as well as validate i...
ts importance. I can honestly say that an event that could have been so painfully stressful, was absolutely stress free! Everything was clearly laid out for me when I booked and the communication between all parties was truly amazing. It meant the world to me that all of my guests were treated with as much respect as I was, regardless of what member of the travel team was assigned to them. For example, I know that there were a few follow up phone calls to my parents (who are not totally computer savvy) just to make sure they we comfortable with their travel arrangements and didn't have any further questions. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience this was. My dream wedding was made a reality, thank you to this incredible team. Everything from my hair and make up to the personalized place settings and glassware were all far more perfect than I could imagine. I can't thank Itzel and Modern Destination Weddings enough for making our dreams come true. I would recommend them to absolutely everyone!
Reviewed On 5/16/2019 by Sara S
Buckle - up, this is going to be a ride!
Where to begin. I used Modern Destination Weddings to plan my destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Being in DC, we knew what we wanted but had to no idea how to check all our "musts" off the li...
st. That's when I found MDW using a google search.
Fereshta and Krystal were the two representatives of MDW that I worked with for our wedding. Fereshta on the front end to figure out details and then Krysta on the back end for all our bookings (not just us but ALL our guests).
Fereshta handled the front end. I told her my wish list and she sent me 3 spots that met every requirement but each had their own flare so I also had options. She seamlessly planned our visit down to Mexico to tour all the sights and had everything from transportation to contact with each resort down. She had recommendations, was knowledgeable and just a joy to talk to each time. She was on top of making sure we were making decisions with plenty of time to ensure we weren't stressed. It was incredible.
After doing our sites visits and picking our location (Now Sapphire), Fereshta got us in touch with the wedding coordinators there. At that point, other companies wipe their hands and that's it....not MDW. Fereshta requested she stay on all the emails to ensure communication and planning was up to par with what MDW promotes. We started with one coordinator who ended up transitioning to a new position during out wedding planning and Fereshta coordinated phone calls to ensure that I felt completely comfortable in the transition (I'm a bit of a worrier and was getting anxious) and was there every step of the way.
Fereshta then handed us off to Krystal, but still maintained communication the entire planing process and checked in with us multiple times. We were in great hands with Krystal, though. Fereshta and Krystal broke down the room block and all the details we needed, it's a bit different because of the destination part and ensuring you pick the right amount of rooms and cut off dates to drop rooms and payments and all those little details. They took multiple calls and explained and re-explained everything. They handled all my guest bookings - flights, resort booking and transportation to and from the resort. It was amazing to have one point of contact not only for my guests but also for us. We were getting constant updates on payment status, who had booked, who needed follow-up, drop dates, everything. They handled all the follow-up with are guests as well and reminded them of payment deadlines and helped answer all questions they could. They coordinated effortless transitions (our guests walked out of the airport and knew who to look for - what transport company - based on notes sent to each guest one to two weeks before the wedding) and had the transportation company waiting with "Craig Schwarz Wedding" signs to make it as easy as possible.
After the most incredible day of my life and the most amazing time at our wedding. Krystal and Fereshta followed up and asked to see pictures and ensure that our experience with them was great.
I couldn't speak more highly of using MDW and especially Krystal and Fereshta. My day wouldn't have been the same without them. My husband and I loved working with them and we are both still say how glad we were to find a company like MDW.
Reviewed On 4/16/2019 by Julia L
My husband and I were thrilled with Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings! Initially we worked with Courtney and then with Heather. Courtney helped us sift through different resorts that were within our budget and our guests budgets until we ...
found the perfect one. Heather was able to find us a killer deal on flights, so much cheaper than prices I looked at on google flights and other such sites! It was really nice to have other travel agents for our guests to contact for questions and booking. Using this company was the best decision and I look forward to using them again in the future for other vacations!!!
Reviewed On 2/20/2019 by Raleigha S
I worked with Itzel Rodriguez for my wedding in Jamaica and she was absolutely incredible! From our first telephone meeting she made me feel so comfortable as if I were talking to a friend! We were still very early in the destination wedding ...
decision and she helped us seal the deal with her immediate kindness and knowledge. Itzel was very quick with her responses, and also very reliable with sending over any information in the time frames we discussed. I had a question the night before our plane left for Jamaica and had to email her and she got back to me within minutes, so its safe to say she will definitely see you through from start to finish! My husband also liked that she always included him/his name in the emails haha :) Everyone at Modern Destinations were very nice and professional. We got married at the Royalton White Sands Resort and everything was absolutely perfect, we all had such a great time! Everyone always ask me about the process and if I would recommend and I always say YES! For us a destination wedding was the best decision we could have made!
Reviewed On 2/14/2019 by Beth L
Hands down, the best decision we have made! Everyone on the Modern Destination Wedding team is fantastic - they are professional, easy going, detail oriented and punctual! They truly listened to our needs for our big day, and have gone out of t...
heir way to ensure it's an easy and fun wedding process - not only for us, but for all of our guests. We knew we were in good hands, but after hearing rave reviews from our guests about the MDW team, I know we made the best choice! 150 days until our wedding day, and we can't wait!
Reviewed On 1/30/2019 by Jessica M
I had a great experience while booking my trip for my brother's wedding. Jaz was easy to work with and had several different options available for me to review within a day.
Reviewed On 1/18/2019 by Rania A
I can’t recommend them enough. I was so excited when we decided to have a destination wedding. I spent the first month of my engagement looking at resorts online. It didn’t take long to realize that I wasn’t getting anywhere between time diffe...
rences, language barriers and just too many resort options.
Working with modern destination weddings has been amazing. They make the process so easy and I can’t wait for our wedding. It feels so good to know that we are so well taken care of. I’m expecting between 50-100 guests and they are making their experience with planning just as simple and enjoyable as my own.
They held our hands through finding the perfect island, resort and even helped me decide the best location for the ceremony and reception. I have guests coming in from abroad and all over the U.S. and I don’t have to deal with a single rsvp. They do it all.
Reviewed On 1/17/2019 by Jordann S
Working with Modern Destination Weddings, specifically Fereshta and and Krystal, was an absolutely amazing experience. From the moment I spoke with Fereshta for our first phone consultation I felt like she knew exactly what I was looking for. ...
I wanted a beach wedding, but I didn't want to be on the sand -- Fereshta was somehow able to find me multiple destinations that fit what I was looking for (in the appropriate cost range). Fereshta helped me find the perfect location, worked directly with the hotel to get pricing, and helped get the contract in order. After selecting the venue Krystal was a wonderful asset for myself and all of our wedding guests. Our guests were able to email or call Krystal and received almost immediate responses with the best prices/flights/rooms/etc. Everyone said booking was a breeze!
Overall, Fereshta and her team made my destination wedding planning a wonderful experience! Their professionalism and timely responses made this a great experience! I would gladly do it all again for the perfect wedding :) and would recommend Fereshta and Krystal to anyone planning a destination wedding!
Reviewed On 1/14/2019 by Vania T
Our destination beach wedding in Punta Cana will be a dream come true for the both of us with our closest friends and family and Modern Destination Annalise and Itzel are going over and beyond in every detail in making our dream wedding come tr...
ue..Thank you for all that you do ! Highly recommaded by a happy bride.
Reviewed On 1/02/2019 by Brittane R
I couldnt have asked for a better group of people to assist me in my wedding. Let's start with the most humble and relatable corrdinator Fereshta. You can hear her smile and excitement through the phone and her eagerness to help is out of the w...
orld. She is someone you can tell values and loves her job. The onsite corrdinator Sashena in Jamaica read me like a book and was there for my every need, even tho ones I had no idea I needed. Sweet and on call for the bride whenever needed. Then the DJ P.Skyllz was the best DJ had not only family we never thought to get up and dance but had the staff dancing and entertained as well. I truly enjoyed every bit of my planning process and would gladly do it all over again the exact same way. Not many brides can say that but these 3 people made our experience that beautiful for both my husband and I. #marriedtwiceandreadytorenew
Reviewed On 12/29/2018 by Danielle W
My husband and I worked with Modern Destination Wedding for our wedding in Jamaica and we had an amazing experience. Heather worked so hard with me every step of the way. She set up conference calls with the hotel, she helped me deal with an un...
responsive florist and even agreed to let me come to the office and sit with her when I was feeling extra overwhelmed. I honestly could not have planned the wedding without Heather and I am very grateful!
Reviewed On 12/17/2018 by Jess O
All around wonderful at every stage!
Reviewed On 12/10/2018 by Katie R
Definitely recommend this company if you are wanting a stress free, dream destination wedding. Itzel was great to work with and helped us pick the perfect resort for our beach wedding! Very organized, professional, and experienced.
Reviewed On 11/28/2018 by Tatiana P
We knew we wanted a destination wedding from the moment we got engaged, but when we started planning it became a little overwhelming trying to please more than 20 family members and friends with flights, hotel reservations, pick-ups, drop-offs,...
and so many other details. Modern Destination Weddings came to our rescue and we couldn't have been luckier to have found them. They simply took care of everything and everyone, they helped us in our search for the venue, booked our flights, made our reservations at the hotel, picked us up at the airport and at the hotel. Itzel, Jaz, and Heather were so accommodating and knowledgeable, they dealt with every guest all by themselves; we had this website called Modernly which allowed me and my husband to keep track of how everyone was doing (who paid, who asked for another quote, who reserved, who cancelled, flight number, arrival and departure times, type of room, etc) and we were not bothered at all throughout the entire process. They were always available if we had any questions or changes, and the most important thing for us: no one was left behind. It was so easy, not to mention more affordable since they have access to awesome deals which are not usually opened to the regular public. Overall, it was the best decision we made, our dream wedding in Cancun couldn't have been possible without them.
Thank you so much Modern Destination Weddings!
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Darcey G
Two years ago, I made a phone call on a whim having no real idea what I was doing planning a destination wedding.
Itzel from day one (I hate that saying but it's true), was AMAZING. I felt like I had hired a wedding planner even though she was...
truly just our travel agent. She was so helpful, thorough, friendly, punctual and above all else, on our side. I say this because my husband and I had an unfortunate situation where the resort we had decided on and signed a contract with dropped us without much notice due to circumstances I still don't really understand. I was frantic to say the least, and Itzel and her assistant went to bat for me and truly saved the freaking day. We were able to move resorts rather quickly and pick up the pieces but I believe that's 100% because Modern Destination Weddings helped us get through it.
The majority of my guests also had such great things to say about MDW's travel agents in booking their trips. I had never used a travel agency before but will absolutely contact them in the future for any future travels :)
It goes without saying that I highly recommend them. I feel like I owe Itzel so much more than what I was required to pay. I hope this review inspires anyone out there to use them. Such a wonderful resource I didn't even know I needed until I needed them. THANK YOU!!!!
Reviewed On 10/16/2018 by Morgan K
As a guest booking for a destination wedding, Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings made the process convenient and easy.
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by Amy E
Super helpful in finding me the right price. My agent worked immediately with me to help get the price down by changing days/logistics/etc. She was always available. She did her absolute best to stick to the lowest price possible for me which w...
as amazing. Super personable as well!
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by Allie J
My travel agent was Fereshta. Right from the beginning she worked hard to find us locations that would accommodate our budget. She worked quickly and answered all my questions throughout the planning process. My 20 guests had Krystal as their t...
ravel agent. Krystal worked just a diligently as Fereshta and was knowledgeable when questions were asked. My wedding party had to be cancelled last minute due to extreme circumstances. Not only did Fereshta and Krystal work hard to make arrangements to get everything cancelled, but Modern Vacations worked hard to get my wedding party refunds and cancelations in a matter of days. For that my family and my husand and I are so grateful! We did not have to worry about our wedding travel plans in such tragic times. The Modern Destinations sent my husband and I a beautiful arrangement after the crisis had passed and our wedding was supposed to occur. This was so very thoughtful of them! Now that all is said and done, we went back to Modern Vacations and booked our honeymoon. We were booked in a matter of days! This company is not only great at their job but they CARE!
Reviewed On 9/22/2018 by Kimberly D
After my wife proposed in January 2016 we set our hearts on our dream wedding to be destination. After a quick google search I chose Modern Destination weddings. Now I must admit I was very skeptical at first due to scams in the past and how th...
e world works. But Courtney (at the time) gave me her word that everything would be ok. So we started this process and she walked me through every step on what to expect and how things typically goes. Her support gave me so much comfort. She was always an email or phone call away. The teams professionalism and patience with booking my guest travel was spot on. Halfway through my process Courtney took leave of absence and I was introduced to Fereshta. I must admit I become a bit ruffled as Courtney and I had built a rapport. But Freshta was just as knowledgeable and professional so the transition was seamless. Dalia my wedding coordinator was awesome as well. Fast forward to my wedding day everything was perfect. That time superceeded all my expectations and that is very hard to do because I am so detailed and picky. All the tears and anxiety was well worth it. Everything from my bouquet to the food was perfection. That will always be a day to remember and my guests are still talking about it a month later. So I would like to thank my entire team at Modern Destination Weddings and my coordinator at the resort for sick an outstanding job. I will always be indebted to you for such a superb job well done. I would recommend you to any bride. Thanks again guys
Reviewed On 9/05/2018 by Anna H
Heather and her team are amazing! Heather is very professional, super responsive, and has such a great personality which made the entire planning process so easy and so much fun!! I highly recommend Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings!!
Reviewed On 8/04/2018 by Knottie1469070027
Booking for family wedding was so simple and easy Kristin was the best and helped with everything I needed. Thinking about looking into booking my wedding through them now.
Reviewed On 8/01/2018 by Amanda R
When we decided to have a destination wedding, my fiancé and I had no idea where to start! After contacting several services, we had the pleasure of meeting Itzel, from Modern Destination Weddings. Despite our many questions, concerns, and in...
decisiveness when it came to a location - Itzel and her team stuck by our side and made the experience enjoyable. By choosing to use the services provided by Modern Vacations and Destination weddings, Our experience planning our destination wedding was less hectic than it would have been had we tried to take everything on ourselves. We will be married in November, at a beautiful resort in Costa Rica; So there is still a bit of planning yet to do. We know the time leading up to the wedding will go by quickly, and we are thankful to have the continued support from the "Modernly" Team.
Reviewed On 7/02/2018 by Alex Meinert M
Modern Destination Weddings made it possible for us to coordinate our destination wedding - without them, I don't know how we would have gotten everyone's travel booked. Rhonda was a huge help with all of her experience coordinating wedding tr...
avel - she was patient and willing to answer any/all questions. She was also very responsive.
Prior to getting in touch with MDW, we were not aware of all of the benefits of using a travel agent. There are no fees associated with using them and they were able to get us a good deal and travel credits through their wholesaler. I only wish I would have found them sooner, because they could have helped me find a resort with available dates for our wedding MUCH quicker. Working with MDW was so much easier than coordinating yourself, plus there is no financial burden to you.
Overall, we got good feedback from our guests about using Rhonda's team to book their travel. However, there were some complaints about one particular person's responsiveness, especially to phone calls or voicemails. This was difficult mostly for older guests who were less comfortable coordinating travel over email.
Reviewed On 6/27/2018 by April S
Itzel was amazing! She accommodated all of my questions, my back and forth decisions, and was timely with communication. What I thought would be a stressful planning season turned out be enjoyable and enough time on my hands to stay balanced...
with other responsibilities! Thank you Itzel!
Reviewed On 6/25/2018 by Jessica K
Working with Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings made my planning process so easy and stress free!! Itzel helped me pick out the perfect resort based on what was important to us and kept in contact with my wedding planner to make sure thing...
s were going smoothly!
Booking was easy for my guests, transportation was already arranged to/from the airport- super easy process for everyone all around.
Thank you for helping me in creating the dream wedding I’ve always wanted!! Despite being rained out by a tropical storm, we still had the BEST day ever and we wouldn’t change a thing!!!
Reviewed On 6/22/2018 by Kristen J
Our experience with modern destinations was amazing. We planned a wonderful trip for 22 guest and every single person was extremely impressed! We choose Riu Ocho Rios it was beautiful, clean, safe, lots of entertainment, food was wonderful. ...
Our wedding was perfect! The only thing I would have changed is myself as the bride. Having a destination wedding no planning takes place prior to arrival everything takes place once you arrive, the good news is the resorts do this weekly and at Riu it was daily with multiple weddings taking place and every single thing was perfect. My advice is relax and everything will fall into place!
Reviewed On 5/29/2018 by Meghan H
Let’s me start by saying that I absolutely LOVED working with Modern Destination Weddings and would recommend them to anyone who is thinking about a destination wedding out of the country.
Once the excitement of our engagement settled down it...
was time to start wedding planning. All I knew is that I wanted to get married on a beach and a beach reception. My fiancé (now husband) owns his own business so I knew he wouldn’t be much help in the planning process with his crazy schedule. I also know myself well enough to know I crumble under stress. Therefore I knew I needed to work with someone who would be able to assist with all the details.
I found Modern Destinations Weddings on theknot.com and they came highly recommended. I reached out to them and had a response from Heather within 24 hours. She was so kind, listed to our wishes, and genuinely seemed to care about our vision.
Upon the initial phone call we discuss where, when, our budget, and our must haves in a resort. Within a week Heather had 5-7 resorts picked out that were within our budget and had the features we were looking for (4+ stars, all inclusive, easy asscess from airports in the Midwest and Texas.) We decided on the Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and we’re super excited. Heather then told us that they had just built a brand new Now resort called Onyx and we ultimately decided on that one based on her recommendation.
Once our resort was chosen we had about 10 months until our wedding date. During that time Heather and her team made sure to assist us as a couple and our 65 other guests to make sure their flights and rooms were booked. They were able to price match not only the resort rates but the flights as well. Their packages also included airport transportation to and from.
Heather made sure to keep in the loop with me and the wedding coordinator throughout the entire duration of the planning process and was even able to help with a few planning details! Heather was also able to assist with our honeymoon flights and booking that stay as well.
In summary Heather and her team made our wedding planning process a breeze and nonstressful. The whole Modern Destination Wedding team was attentive, responded quickly, and really took care of us and our family and friends. If you’re thinking about doing a destination wedding, there is no better company to assist you with special day!
Reviewed On 5/24/2018 by Katie G
The Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings team was awesome. We knew we wanted a destination wedding but had no clue where we wanted to go, how much it would cost or where to start the process. We knew we'd have a small group of family and fri...
ends who'd come along, and knowing that Modern Vacations and Destination Weddings would assist them with their travel (a big benefit considering many in our family weren't regular travelers, much less international travelers!) and that they could pay in installments rather than all at once -- that was a BIG bonus. Itzel was our coordinator and she knew all the questions to ask to help us narrow in on what we wanted. She listened to our wish list (a swimmable beach, all-inclusive for our thirsty family and friends, and activities at the resort for everyone so they would have a good time, etc.) and boy did she deliver! She gave us several resort and wedding packages to choose from, all various locations, amenities and price points. We picked one she had been to and highly recommended, then she booked everything for us. She also answered my many questions along the way knowledgable and quickly. I highly recommend Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings to any destination bride who isn't sure where to start.
And when these folks make recommendations, they know what they're talking about! The resort we selected was incredible from the moment we arrived with butlers offering us champagne and hot towels when we stepped off the shuttle (did I mention they arranged our airport to resort transportation - such a breeze!). We were so impressed and so were our guests! We even heard compliments from relatives who regularly travel to destination weddings that it was nicest resort they'd ever been to!
We had the best weekend celebrating our marriage, and I would absolutely do it all over again. Itzel even helped us book our honeymoon and we loved the resort so much we are going back to celebrate our anniversary!
Reviewed On 5/02/2018 by Susan A
Krystal at Modern Vacations was extremely quick to reply by email or phone, courteous, professional, friendly, and patiently and answered my numerous questions. Booking was a breeze and she worked hard to get us the lowest prices. We compared p...
rices to several other travel agencies and her packages were much lower with many more perks. We will use Modern Vacations again!
Reviewed On 4/17/2018 by Tiffany F
I must say (even though this review is severely past due I APOLOGIZE) Itzel and Kristen were nothing but pure gifts from the weddings angels above! I decided on a destination wedding AFTER paying almost $4K on a venue. But it quickly became ove...
rwhelming stressful and the planning was no longer enjoyable. I sat and contemplated for an entire month or so after canceling the venue with absolutely NO REFUND and was like okay - Destination it is. A former coworker Riley had recently had a beautiful wedding in Mexico and she pointed me in the direction to Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings.
Itzel was more than helpful with assisting me in understanding how everything would transpire and also assisted with be picking an actual location. My Husband and I took our first trip out of the country to DR a few years prior; so it only made since to get married there! Once we decided on the location I was worried and stressed like "Okay now to tell the family and actually GET everyone there". Kristen was so accommodating to my entire family. She made sure everyone had their flights, hotel rooms, and last minute change in flights/dates etc. - whatever it was she made sure it was Olivia Pope HANDLED! Itzel and Kristen again We Thank You!
All of our family and friends (roughly around 40) joined us at the beautiful Royalton Resort in the Dominican Republic! Our wedding planner Jennifer....Jennifer....Jennifer was just nothing short of perfection. I had forgotten several items at home and she made SURE I had exactly what I wanted and needed! The bouquet that was made in representation of my Father who is deceased brought tear of sadness yet JOY when she presented it to me. My mother and I cried like babies. The set up was everything I envisioned she surely brought my simple yet chic vision to life. The ceremony and the reception was in the middle of the resort so all eyes were on us the entire night! We met our good friend John from London and he kept us laughing the entire WEEKEND not just the wedding but John became a part of the FAMILY!
All in All if you want to enjoy planning a wedding but have less stress as possible this is a one stop shop. Destination weddings are nothing short of BEAUTIFUL and RELAXING. A vacation for family members and a celebration of two families becoming ONE! If i could do it again I WOULD IN A HEART BEAT (but would save that $4k and go destination FIRST lol).
Itzel - Kristin and the entire Modern vacation & Destination Weddings staff I am forever grateful, and thankful for you all making our wedding day one of the most memorable and perfect days of our life! We thank you!
Reviewed On 4/03/2018 by James B
First off, let me premise this review with the fact that it is not entirely Modern Vacations &Destination Weddings fault that we have come to this point of frustration however their middle man ability (or lack thereof) has made this "stress fre...
e planning" one of the worst experiences I have ever had with travel agencies. First off, our wedding is planned for this summer and at a certain point The Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana changed room minimum stays from 3 nights to 7 nights without notice and forced many of our invitees to either decide not to come or stay at a cheaper resort nearby. The way this was handled was not how we hoped it would have been. Itzel our agent did try to work with them and blocked out a certain number of rooms in which we put a deposit on thinking if we did not get them filled we would lose the deposit. Come to find out the terms stated that we would have to pay 40% of the stay if not booked which was not conveyed to us in a straight forward manner. I now sit here typing up this review because I have asked for a response as to the cost to us so we can decide whether or not to drop the rooms because based off of the contract the cost to us will be increased by 10% by end of day today, yet the email I sent requesting our total cost from 6 days ago has not been responded to and even after multiple emails today I have received zero acknowledgements of my emails. Our guests had similar experiences with quotes taking sometimes up to to weeks for response time. This is not how wedding planning should happen when booking through a wedding company. This has created more frustration than simplification and I only wish we would have booked through the resort ourselves cut out the frustration. When this is your business, response time is everything.
Reviewed On 3/26/2018 by Catherine G
**POST WEDDING EDIT**
Modern Destination Weddings was the best decision we made while planning our Destination Wedding. They, specifically Itzel, took all of the stress and pressure off of us and took it on themselves. Itzel listened and unders...
tood our vision for our beach wedding. We asked for a Resort that was not full of children but did allow children at the resort, as we needed our flower girl and ring bearer there, but did not want to constantly be tripping over kids. We asked for a resort that had exceptional service and amazing food but did not break the bank. We also asked for a resort with multiple food and bar options as we wanted our guests to feel like they had everything they needed on the resort. Itzel delivered. She sent us 5 Resort options with a little note about each of them and why she had recommended them. Once we decided on a resort, she than began quoting several different options such as: length of stay, room options, and different flight times. She and her team, (we also worked with Jaz) made the booking process super easy and stress free for our guests. They even had transportation figured out, which is something I would have forgotten. I should mention, I have never traveled out of the country so I would have had absolutely zero idea how to do any of this or even where to begin. However, several of our guests have traveled to all-inclusive before and all of them had told us that the Royalton Resort was the best all-inclusive they had ever been to. They said the Service, Food, Activities, multiple pools and bars and the option to do Hideaway (no kids) was far superior to any other all-inclusive they had been to.
Aside from all of this, Itzel was more than willing to deal with any issues we had with the Resort. Ex: when we booked our photographers room and flights, the Royalton required an "outside vendor" to stay for 3 nights but when we got our final quote the Resort required them to stay 4 nights. I notified Itzel of this and she took care of it with the Resort so that we did not have to pay the extra money. Itzel also ensured we got the best package price and that we got all "freebies" that were included with booking our wedding at the Resort.
Our wedding would not have gone off as seamlessly as it did without Modern Destination Weddings. My Husband and I would like to thank you all immensely for the work you did to ensure our wedding was everything we dreamt of. We highly recommend this company for Destination Weddings!!!
_______________________________________________Modern Destination has been critical in planning our wedding. I've personally never been out of the country so any and every recommendation Itzel gives is highly considered. I would not be able to have a destination wedding without her! Her knowledge about the location, weather, timing, and most importantly, her relationship with the resort/vendors has made planning my wedding relatively seamless- the most stress I’ve had is deciding which restaurant to have cater our reception! Itzel is so sweet and has shown that she cares about us and our wedding- which was so important to us when we first started gathering wedding ideas.
Thank you Itzel and Team for everything you’ve done for us!!
Catherine & Hunter
Reviewed On 3/18/2018 by Christie B
Heather and Rhonda were fabulous to work with to plan our wedding! They helped our wedding experience run very smoothly and were available via email or phone if we needed anything! We had our wedding in January 2018 at the Iberostar Rose Hall S...
uites in Montego Bay, Jamaica and could not have a better week of celebration with family and friends! Destination weddings are the way to go!!! These guys rock and promise they will help you plan the wedding of your dreams!
Reviewed On 2/27/2018 by Flojona D. M
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 reso...
rts , 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 .
Reviewed On 2/26/2018 by Kaitlin C
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 th...
eir 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!
Reviewed On 2/18/2018 by DEANNA H
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 wel...
l 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.
Reviewed On 2/06/2018 by Angela R
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 i...
f 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!
Reviewed On 2/05/2018 by Jacob A
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 gre...
at 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!
Reviewed On 2/01/2018 by Kelly G
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!!!
Reviewed On 1/23/2018 by Brianna S
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 a...
mazing everything turned out. I would not hesitate to give her information to any of my family and friends.
Reviewed On 11/13/2017 by Candace M
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 incredib...
ly 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!!
Reviewed On 11/03/2017 by Brittany A
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 Roc...
k 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!!