Honeymoon designers vs honeymoon order takers

Recently, My Vacation Lady had 3 situations with potential honeymoon clients that really shows how different we are from some other agencies.  We are honeymoon designers.  We don’t just slap together an itinerary without knowing your honeymoon dreams.

Adam sent an email to us.  He found us on one of the wedding websites.    His email came as:

My name is Adam. my fiance and I are starting to look into booking our honeymoon and we would like to look into Hawaii. We would like to go from may 2nd 2018 to May 13th 2018.We look like to do a few different islands. We would like to have flights and hotels and cars between the different locations.  At each location we can book an event or activity.  We would love to get a sample itininerary from you with some ideas. Can you help us?   I look forward to talking with you soon.

I sent out an email response to set up a honeymoon consultation.  Adam’s response came back “Is it possible for you to send me a sample itinerary and we can go from there”

Unfortunately, NO.  How can I possibly send them an itinerary without knowing anything about them, which islands they wanted to visit, what they wanted to experience and what their budget is.  Obviously, Adam didn’t understand the difference between a honeymoon designer and a honeymoon order taker.

Another request came via Wedding Wire.  “I’m just pricing around how much honeymoons are.”

There is no 1 size honeymoon that fits all.  Our response to Alexis was,

There is no set price for honeymoons since it’s a big world.  This may give you an idea of what you can get for your honeymoon budget.

The 3rd was after I had set up a honeymoon consultation with Laura.  They told me that they wanted to go to the Maldives.  Before the honeymoon consultation, I ask my prospective clients to fill out an online honeymoon get to know you form so that I can gather valuable information about their past travel history and preferences.   The form came back with answers like Many Places, when asked where they had traveled to together.  When I asked for more info, James, emailed back saying that it was too inconvenient to fill out a form.

Let me try to explain how My Vacation Lady’s honeymoon specialists are different.

  • My Vacation Lady takes the time to GET TO KNOW OUR CLIENTS.
  • We ask a lot of questions so that we can envision your honeymoon dreams.
  • We ask to speak to the bride and groom since it is your honeymoon and we want to make it special for both of you.
  • We work for our clients and not to any hotel chain or brand, destination or supplier.

So how is that different from a honeymoon order taker?

With James and Lauren, a honeymoon order taker might have asked a couple of questions and put together an itinerary for the Maldives, without digging deep to see if the Maldives was the right match for the couple.  Rather than inconvenience the couple by asking questions, a honeymoon order taker will just give the client what they think they want.

My Vacation Lady won’t be the first to tell you that your honeymoon should be special but we are the right honeymoon specialist to make it special.

 

About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.