Honeymoon travel agent?

So I have called a travel agent, who was recommended to me by someone I have worked with in the past....and we are planning our honeymoon to the Cayman Islands...and then a pitstop in Mississippi for a bbq with my fiances family....and her prices are more then the ones I find online like on Expedia....I really wanted to have a travel agent do all the booking...and not worry..but I am starting to lean towards just booking our own trip...
what do you guy think?
Posted on September 10, 2007 at 5:17 pm
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good luck
Posted on September 10, 2007 at 5:19 pm
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DH and I usually do all our booking through the internet. We find it cheaper to book it ourselves when we're putting together our own package. I've gotten cheap prices from travel agents when I book guided tours (the ones with a large bus load of people).
Posted on September 11, 2007 at 8:42 pm
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we did our booking through costco travel. after doing tons of research, as well as getting input from friends who have gone on their honeymoon, i'm convinced that their prices are the cheapest out there.
Posted on September 12, 2007 at 5:54 am
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ditto on costco. my sister used that for her honeymoon last april, and highly recommended we go the same route.
Posted on September 12, 2007 at 6:23 am
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As far as the question of using a travel agent or not, I probably would have gone that route for our honeymoon if I had to do it again. Couple caveats though:

1) We're going to Greece which made me worry more b/c it's far and a different language and things in Greece seem a tad unreliable. I don't think I would feel that way about the Cayman Islands.

2) I don't know how much a travel agent costs. If it was less than $500, I probably would have paid to save myself the hassle.
Posted on September 12, 2007 at 10:56 am
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It's good to know that people liked Costco. That's who we'll probably go with. Although it's hard to wait because their availability only go through December. I want to see what they have for July so I can book and dreaaam. Ahhhh Hawaii with the honey... :D
Posted on September 12, 2007 at 1:37 pm
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Thanks for all the recommendations...

I think I am still leaning on doing the booking ourselves because its not the travel agent fee I am worried about...its just that they are quoting higher prices then we find on just one attempt. For example one of the resorts I am looking at I looked at their website and looked at the rates...and then looked at the travel agents rates...and they were $50 a day higher then the hotels rates... its not like I was digging to find that price...I just looked at the hotels website.

I am confident that I can book my own trip though..I used to be an executive assistant...and I dealt with much tougher problems then this.
Posted on September 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm

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