Plan to Wed Fee
We are happy to meet with the happy couple to discuss their destination wedding vision and we do not charge for this initial consultation. However, after that we must ensure that our time is concentrated on those brides who are currently under contract.
In order to properly serve our couples, we only accept a limited amount of weddings per year. We are very serious about providing quality service to all of our couples and pride ourselves on making them feel like they are the only couple we are assisting. Consequently, we must ensure that our valuable time is spent on those brides who depend on us to make sure that both their demands and those of their guests are handled in a timely manner. We firmly believe that the services provided are worth the short-term investment. We provide our expertise and dedicated attention to each and every one of your guests as well as acting as liaison with both the wedding coordinator at your chosen property and your tour operator to ensure that your wedding group has an enjoyable and memorable experience. Having been a destination bride herself, Kelly truly does understand first-hand the complexities of planning a wedding away.
We charge a $200 NON-REFUNDABLE “Plan to Wed” fee to secure our services. Once you book your wedding group with us, your fee will then be applied to your final payment. Should you decide not to go forward with us as your travel agent, this fee would be retained for services rendered.
Click on the link below to complete your "Plan to Wed" Agreement:
"Sunshine Vows PTW Retainer Agreement"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What do you charge for your services?
A: We do not charge for our services. We do charge a planning fee of $200 which is applied to your final payment.
Q: How do you get paid?
A: We get paid by the tour operators (ie Sunwing, Transat Vacations, Air Canada Vacations, etc) or resorts. They pay commission for any and all bookings made through them. (There is even commission built in to online bookings!)
Q: Why do we have to pay a PLAN TO WED fee?
A: There is a lot of research involved in finding the perfect property for the dates that you are available to travel and the budget you have provided. Countless hours of research and emails/phone calls are spent before we provide you with your initial quote. We do NOT get paid an hourly salary - we are only paid AFTER the group travels so it is very important that our time is spent only on those couples who are serious about using us. The fee is put towards your final payment, so we don't even keep it unless you decide to go to a different travel agent - and in that case, it would be retained for services/time rendered.