First Choice Travel and Cruise
Beautiful wedding and Trip!! Thank you Gayle and Gesica!!
I originally was working with LaMacchia Travel Agency in Kenosha, and felt as though I was getting nowhere with them. Having met Pat Weber from Firstchoice travel & Cruise at a bridal show, I decided to email her regarding questions w/ my destination wedding I wanted to plan. Within 24-48hours she was able to get me the resort I wanted to go to, and a wedding date. I couldnt believe it, since I had been literally waiting several weeks, actually almost 2 months, to get a response from that resort with LaMacchia travel. The travel agent there was trying to get us to go with Iberostar, and I had my heart set on Ocean Blue & Sand in Punta Cana. With that being said, I called up the travel agent from LaMacchia and told her I no longer needed her services. Pat Weber took care of all my wedding, travel needs for myself and all 29 of my guests. She was great. My wedding was perfect!!!
My husband and I worked with Tana from First Choice Travel and Cruise for our wedding this past January. Choosing a travel agent was harder than one would think and I believe it makes a big difference in the overall planning of a destination wedding. We worked with 3 other agencies before we met Tana and we are so thankful we didn’t settle. Tana was an absolute pleasure to work with and really went above and beyond for us. We traveled with 43 guests that she booked. More than just taking care of our travel arrangements, Tana became in so many ways my wedding coordinator. We were in constant contact from the time we met until the moment we left for the wedding. She helped my husband and I decide on a destination, resort… (We were literally all over until we met her) she aided us in deciding a date, time for the wedding and soo much more. When I say she went above and beyond for us, she certainly did.. from booking our flights to making our spa appointments for our hair the day of the wedding. She was my lifeline and such a godsend during the planning of not only a wedding, but a wedding that was in another country. She has a lot of experience as she’s worked with plenty of destination weddings, had a destination wedding of her own and has traveled to so many of the countries we were looking into. During the year we planned our wedding we booked a girlfriend getaway to Vegas thru her and she surprised us with a limo transfer! We appreciate everything she did for us and anyone who has the opportunity to work with her is quite blessed! We certainly feel so!
Our destination wedding in Punta Cana was a huge success! We were on a budget, and Tana helped us find a resort that would not only meet my expectations as a bride for my wedding, but also keep the cost down for both us and our guests. We could not be happier with how it all turned out, and our family and friends are still talking about their trip. Thanks again Tana!
Sarah did a wonderful job helping us book our wedding! She helped us narrow down a destination, got us a great deal and was very quick to answer any questions. I would use First Choice Travel and Cruise again!
Pat Weber was wonderful to work with, she helped in so many ways. Very knowledgeable, helpful, and knows how to put a bride at ease. Any questions or concerns I had, she either answered or found the person who could help me. Thank you Pat! I had a beautiful wedding, the wedding of my Dreams, at Dreams Punta Cana!
I was very happy with the service provided by First Choice Travel. The staff was very friendly and was able to get responses to my questions in a very timely manner.
Thanks Pat Weber for helping book all 39 guests for our wonderful wedding on 07/07/12 at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa!!! This was my 3rd time using her services and I will definitely be using her again in the near future.
Chris & Kim Smith
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Chris and Kim,
Thank you for the great comments and sharing your lovely wedding photos from the Grand Palladium in beautiful Jamaica!
I was amazed at how knowledgeable and helpful the staff at First Choice Travel and Cruise were. There are different rules for marriage in other countries that we had no idea even where to begin. The travel agents gave us great advise and a walk through step by step. We felt very comfortable talking to the agents and you could tell they really knew each destination. We also thought it was helpful learning the first hand experiences from the agents as well as past wedding couples. This advise helped make our decisions for our dream wedding!
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much for your great comments. All our Destination Wedding Specialists really appreciate hearing back from our couples and their guests! Glad to be a part of your wonderful wedding memories!
We had a great experience with First Choice Travel and Gayle. She made sure our trip was wonderful and took care of everything perfectly!!! ;)
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Stefanie and Shawn, We love all your beautiful wedding pictures. You two are so photogenic and the bridesmaids in the glasses rocked!!!
We show off many pictures of our couples on our website, facebook, framed in our office walls and blown up poster size at our Bridal Shows too. I know yours will make the Hall of FAME on our wall!
First Choice Travel and Cruise was great to work with. We had a destination wedding and needed a travel agent to help us pick a location, hotel and help everyone book and keep everything organized. We had the pleasure of working with Mary and she did a fantastic job. She was always professional, easy to work with and quick to respond. She met with us to help us pick a location and hotel and we did all other corresponding over phone and email since we did not live nearby. She helped us to find a great resort and followed through from beginning to end. She made sure everyone was getting everything in when they needed to, she followed up with people and sent helpful reminders and information. She had me CC her on all my emails with the wedding coordinator at the resort to make sure everything was going well and I was getting all of the help I needed. They set up a web page for your guests so that they could easily find any information they needed. We will definitely be going back to First Choice travel and cruise for future vacations, we were thrilled with the prices they got us and how helpful and friendly they were. Planning a trip for 30 people is difficult and they made it easy and stress free. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, especially if you are having a destination wedding.
"Our destination wedding was stress free - what a great way to start a marriage!"
Thanks again for everything Tana,
Keri and Eric
Scott and I had the pleasure of working with Tana at First Choice Travel and loved working with Tana and everyone at First Choice Travel! Everyone is very informative and helpful. We look forward to working with them again and again. If you are planning your destination wedding, renewal of vow, family trip, your honeymoon, a cruise, whatever it may be, they will be there for you. You will not be disappointment, contact them right away.
I have used First Choice Travel and Cruise for years and have recieved top notch service. The agents are always a delight to work with and they are extremenly knowledgeable. I recommend them to all of my brides and have heard only positive feedback. They are known as the honeymoon specialists in the industry and it is apparent!!!!
First Choice Travel and Cruise has a specialist for different destinations so your trip can be customized to fit your needs by a knowledgeable agent. They are also local and you can speak to a live person vs. the internet where you never know what can happen. First Choice Travel and Cruise has accomidated many of our staff and clients as well on honeymoons, destination weddings, anniversary trips, engagement trips, and vacations!
Since 1991...First Choice Travel & Cruise has been considered the #1 Travel Experts in Wisconsin and the Midwest with the most experience assisting couples and their families with DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS!
BEST HOT TIP: Please choose an experienced specialist for your Honeymoon or Destination Wedding as this is the most important trip of your life! Find someone with whom you can communicate with comfortably and easy! Don't leave it to chance. With over 20 years experience we also have the right resort contacts that will assure your once in a lifetime trip is going to be an excellent experience! We are here for YOU and want to eliminate all YOUR stress! Call 1-800-896-4360 or local WI couples please call 262-542-5955. Honeymoons@firstchoicetravelandcruise.com
First Choice Travel has specialized in Honeymoons and Weddings for over 20 years. See the difference and check out our REAL WEDDINGS! Our Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists are proud to show off some of our many,many wedding couples and their families! We are excited to have played such a big part in making those wonderful wedding memories come true!
Our clients are located all over the United States and our business success has grown from our repeat guests and referals! All of First Choice's experienced Destination Wedding Specialists love working closely with our brides, grooms and guests! We make the Honeymoon, Special Anniversary and Destination Wedding planning EASY for YOU!
First Choice Travel and Cruise award winning experts do specialize in Mexico and the Caribbean! We also like variety so ...we give you the world for your vacation choices! FCTC travel professionals represent the most experienced specialists, many with multiple destination and travel certifications for the South Pacific, New Zealand, Europe, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Mexico and Tahiti!
Looking for something different? Our Destination Experts have the first hand knowledge and experience to make YOUR vacation, Honeymoon, Anniversary or Destination Wedding special! Why not try something different! Experience...the Cook Islands, Australia, Hawaii, Bora Bora or Costa Rica all which are very HOT right now!
First Choice Travel and Cruise is proud to show you some pictures and quotes from our favorite BRIDES, GROOMS, GUESTS. We know our couples look like MOVIE STARS...but they are real people just like YOU! Enjoy!Just click on any destination or link to see all the VACATION SUCCESS STORIES!
SCOTISH HIGHLAND WEDDING!
Ever dream of a wedding in Scotland? Kerri Lapointe and Michael Webber actually did it!
And with style I might add. Check out that great kilt. See what the mother of the bride says about a Destination Scotland Wedding!!!
Destination Wedding in a castle in Scotland
I don't know if I can explain how wonderful it was to have a destination wedding. No one was driving, everyone was right there in time for the ceremony and the party. The most stressful part was hoping our clothes still fit on the wedding day,
after enjoying great food and drink for 4 days before.
Scotland was most hospitable. The rules to marry were very clear, and before leaving the USA we had all confirmed papers, and it was just the ceremony and the wedding certificate left when we got there. WE spent some time in Edinburgh before going on to the Castle in Peebles. We stayed in a hotel that was in the middle of the shopping area and a very short walk up to the Royal Mile. Our hotel rooms looked out onto Edinburgh Castle. We had an easy 30 minute drive south to Peebles and up the driveway to the Castle. There were 3 B&B's along the driveway, so the overflow of people stayed there and could walk up the hill for dinner at the castle. The castle rooms are priced to include breakfast, and an allowance for the evening
meal. It was a terrific bargin. The food was exceptional! Each room in the castle is named for a Scotch, and we all tried the one that corresponded to our rooms. WE had drinks before dinner in the Library each night, and usually a nightcap after.
It was a most romantic and gracious place for a wedding and for a stay. Destination weddings are held in many wonderful places, not just warm climates. WE felt it was a wedding for a Princess and we were all treated like Royalty.
Mother of the bride
COSTA RICA WEDDING
Brett May and Jessica Hill
Wedding date: Feb 18 2012
I hope this message finds you doing well!
We had an amazing trip and a perfect wedding day.Could not have asked for a better place to be for our special day with so many of our friends and family.Thank you for helping us make it all happen.We did a number of the excursions including jungle-top ziplining, a catamaran cruise where we saw whales and dolphins, and a great beachfront horseback ride.Also saw baby, sea turtles being born on the beach; priceless.The weather was gorgeous and the pools were great.
Excellence Punta Cana Wedding
Thanks again for everything!!!
We had a fabulous time in Jamaica! The wedding and all of the staff were wonderful!! All of our guest had a blast! They gave us the champagne reception for everyone also which was a nice little bonus!
Kurt and I are already planning on going to another Sandals in 5 years-maybe Bahamas or a different city in Jamaica. (the whitehouse looks awesome!!)
Thank you for all of your help along the way. Everything worked out perfectly just like you said it would.
Thank you again,