Q&A with a Destination Wedding Travel Expert: Judy Jordan
We are excited to announce that we have a new agent joining the MyWeddingAway.com family - Judy Jordan! Judy has been in the travel industry for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge in planning destination weddings, honeymoons, and vow renewals, so if anyone knows weddings, it's Judy! Her love of travel combined with training from a variety of top destinations, resorts and travel companies from around the world allows her to give couples the proper guidance in creating the perfect wedding.
Check out our Q&A with Judy below!
1. How did your career in travel get started?
I have always had a passion for travel and used to go to a travel agency with all the information for flights, hotels, and everything you need to plan a trip prepared for my travel agent. They always said that they wished all their clients came in with this amount of information, so it only made sense that this led me to becoming an agent myself.
2. What tips would you give couples who are planning a destination wedding?
Think of the budget you wish your guests to pay and if anyone of importance cannot attend, think of how would you feel as this could impact the day of your wedding.
3. What are the benefits/pros of having a destination wedding or honeymoon planner?
We have firsthand information about the resorts, along with the best wedding departments to work with. We are here for you, especially if any problems arise prior to your departure, as well as during your trip. There are also many changes happening with the current global situation (COVID), and we are able to provide all the necessary information to ensure that you have the everything you need to have a seamless trip.
4. What is your favourite part about your job?
Working with the couple for many months and getting to know them is one of the best parts about my job! Also, making couples' dream weddings come to life makes everything worth it.
5. What advice would you give aspiring travel professionals?
This is not the lavish job that everyone thinks it is. You must have patience as you deal with many different personalities, from couple to their guests, so that is something to be mindful of!
6. What travel trends are you anticipating for 2022?
Micro weddings, as well as group travel with family and friends. We have all missed one another the past 15 months and spending time together while travelling is going to be one of the best ways to reconnect!
7. What are your top 3 destinations for a romantic honeymoon?
Jamaica, St.Lucia and Riviera Maya. Those are definitely at the top!
8. What was the most unique trip you have ever planned?
My son's destination wedding and honeymoon, which they only gave me 6 months to plan!
9. What was the first place you ever visited?
10. Any trips planned for the near future? If so, where?
Yes, I have an upcoming trip to Paris, France as this has been on my bucket list for many years.
Welcome to MyWeddingAway.com Judy! Stay tuned for more Q&A, travel information, and blogs in the near future.