Thinking of hosting your own destination wedding—but have no idea what to expect when it comes to $$$?

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The REAL Cost of a Resort Destination Wedding

Expertly planned & personalized to you

All-inclusive resort destination weddings

Ready to put a ring on it—with your sunnies on and toes in the sand? I help couples in search of a laidback-yet-luxe destination wedding meet their perfect resort match. Then, I take care of all the travel planning—for you + your guests—for an easy, breezy experience.

Wedding planning stress? Never heard of her. Discover how I can bring your destination wedding dreams to life, effortlessly.

Let me do it all for you

Dreaming of a sunkissed + stress-free “I Do”?

  • You’re super sure you want a destination wedding—but you have no idea where to begin

  • You can’t wait to invite your family and friends, but figuring out how many guests you can invite, keeping track of payments, and helping everyone book sounds exhausting

  • The group contract is making you go crosseyed (or you’re saying—”wait, what’s a group contract?”)

  • You’ve already contacted a couple of resorts … and still haven’t heard back (did all those emails land in spam?)

You’ve landed in exactly the right place if …

Complimentary consultation call—let’s get to know one another while you share your vision with me

Custom resort proposal with 2-3 resort options aligned with your needs, budget, group size, and vision

Coordination with your chosen resort to lock in your wedding date, secure your venue, manage your group contract, and more

Custom wedding website to share with your guests—send them here so they can easily book themselves

Complete guest travel management; I’ll answer their questions, secure they’re transfers, and take care of any special needs

Booking of private events and excursions just for your group

Personalized mobile app to house all your travel details

Comprehensive support for you and all your guests—simply reach out whenever you need assistance


You focus on the fun—I’ll fuss over all the details

3 Simple Steps to Your Dream “I Do”

Sound like exactly what you need?

Before you depart, I’ll make sure you’re completely ready for your journey—you’ll receive your full itinerary & important travel docs via app and email. And once you make your escape, I’ll still have your back. I’m available to you 24/7 during your travels to troubleshoot any issues—so you can focus on starting your happily ever after in your very own tropical paradise.  

STEP 3: Say “I Do”!

Next, I’ll start working with my resort contacts to secure your package, date, and room block. Let me manage all your deposit payments, guests’ travel needs, transfers, and more. I’ll also work with you to design special experiences that bring your guests together over your wedding day weekend, like a private cocktail reception, chartered cruise, or excursions off-property. 

STEP 2: Craft

We’ll first connect on a complimentary consultation call so I can learn all about your destination wedding dreams. If we think we’re a good fit, I’ll send over my Design Fee and start working on your custom proposal—within 1 week, you’ll receive a proposal with 2-3 resort options tailored to you. Pick your favorite, share your feedback, and I’ll tweak as needed until you say “I Do”! to your itinerary. 

STEP 1: Connect

After stepping foot on more than 80 fabulous resorts across Mexico and the Caribbean, I know that if you want to ramp up the fun with your destination wedding guests, all-inclusive is the way to go. I’m here to make your resort match + make every aspect of your journey go down smoother than top-shelf tequila.  

ey, 'm elissa!

And I’m about to design the 
destination wedding of your dreams …

Group room rates. Attrition. Deposit deadlines. Outside vendor fees. It’s all Greek to you—but I speak the language. I’ll negotiate your contract with the resort and guide you through the entire process with ease, so you’re never left with any nasty surprises. 

Contract-shmantract. Leave all the fine print to me.

Knowing the resorts intimately means knowing which resorts will be the perfect fit for you. I’ll help you narrow down your options and guide you to the package that gives you (and your guests!) the most bang for your buck. 

Get expert guidance on which resort and package to choose.

 You love ‘em—but you don’t love fielding late-night texts from guests who have “just one more question.” I become your guests’ main point of contact; I’ll get them booked, keep track of their deposit payments, and make sure any special needs are met. 

Show your guests a good time … without having to manage them yourself. 

I am constantly scouting out the best destination wedding resorts throughout the Caribbean & Mexico (typically I go 6-8 times a year). That way you can rely on on-the-ground, expert advice—instead of pretty online pics and reviews from strangers.

I know the resorts (and which ones are worth it).

4 reasons to trust your destination wedding to me


travel design fee

My Destination Wedding Travel Design Fee covers the time and research spent creating your custom proposal, coordinating with your chosen resort, managing all travel for you and your guests, and providing responsive support.

This fee also allows me to take on a limited number of wedding clients—so I can always give YOU the time and attention you deserve.

This service includes:

Your Investment

We can’t thank Melissa enough for such a seamless experience. The 60+ guests that attended our wedding raved over Melissa’s professional yet personal touch. She went above and beyond to assure that everyone’s accommodations were perfect!!! If you are planning a destination wedding and you want to have a flawless experience for you & your guests, you 100% need to go with Melissa as your travel advisor!

— Cheryl and Rich

Our destination wedding was simply amazing.  

“Melissa made every part of planning our Cancun destination wedding seamless. She took all of the stress off my plate so I could focus on the fun parts of planning a wedding, like cake tasting!”

– Annalise & Nick

She took all of the stress off my plate

Thinking of hosting your own destination wedding—but have no idea what to expect when it comes to $$$? Download this FREE guide from a destination wedding specialist to discover:

Money Matters: The REAL Cost of a Resort Destination Wedding

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  • The “back of the napkin” math you can use to figure out how much it will cost your guests to attend your destination wedding
  • The unintuitive “rule” for saving more $$$ on your destination wedding—it’s a game changer!
  • A resort comparison guide so you know what your budget can actually get you

Destination wedding dream?
 Meet reality

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