Nora and Tommy chose Aruba as their wedding destination after Tommy proposed there! They fell in love with the white sand beaches and cute resort towns and knew it would be the perfect place to say “I do.” I was honored that they chose me as their destination wedding advisor! I helped them coordinate their travel arrangements and avoid overspending on a booking deposit (more on that below!). Ultimately, they enjoyed a spectacular wedding day at Riu Palace Aruba with 80 of their closest loved ones.
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Location
When Nora and Tommy inquired with Bridie Travel, they couldn’t decide between two resorts for their Aruba destination wedding. One was Riu Palace Aruba, and the other will remain nameless…
After looking into the latter resort, I noticed several red flags. Their group rates were much higher than booking directly, and they were slow to answer questions. Moreover, they claimed they could only hold specific room categories and required a MUCH larger deposit than a typical room contract. Specifically, this resort wanted a $20,000 deposit, while Riu Palace Aruba wanted a $4,000 deposit (!!!).
The choice was clear, and I helped Nora and Tommy block off rooms at Riu Palace Aruba. I was so glad they had come to me, a destination wedding specialist, or they may have chosen the other resort and severely overspent on their deposit. Peace of mind knowing you’re getting the best rates is just one of the benefits I offer my destination wedding couples!
Destination Wedding at Riu Palace Aruba
After a few bumps in the road during the planning phase, Nora and Tommy’s Aruba destination wedding went off without a hitch. They and their guests had zero complaints about the customer service and accommodations at Riu Palace Aruba! The couple exchanged their vows on the beach and posed for some stunning sunset portraits afterward. Then, they partied the night away with their guests! It was such a fun and laidback day, and I was so happy to see them enjoying the destination wedding they’d dreamed of.
Planning a destination wedding with no prior experience can be tricky (not to mention you’re planning everything from a different country!). I’m so glad that Nora and Tommy came to me before making a decision that would have depleted their wedding budget.
As you begin planning your destination wedding, there’s no need to guess which resort will best meet your needs. When you book Bridie Travel, I’ll help you navigate the financial pitfalls and guide you to the perfect fit so you can save BIG on your destination wedding. Ready to get started? Let’s connect!
Kind Words from Nora and Tommy
Megan was incredible to work with! From our first meeting on Zoom, I had complete confidence in her and knew she would help us plan the destination wedding of our dreams.
She presented us with different resort proposals so we could choose the perfect wedding location. She also handled all communication with the resort, creating a room block and booking all our guests. Through it all, she was efficient, easily reachable, and responsive over email. She took the pressure off of us by fielding questions from both ourselves and our guests! I highly recommend Megan and Birdie Travel for couples planning a destination wedding.
Destination Wedding Advisor: Bridie Travel
Venue: Riu Palace Aruba
Photography: Dwight Jimenez