We are a full-service destination wedding travel agency. Our mission is to create the destination wedding of your dreams!
Tell us about yourself?
After a successful career in Social Services, I decided to do a 180 in regards to work and complete my MBA in Business. I then sought to create a business that combined my love of travel with my past love of helping people. Creating a destination wedding travel agency back in 2006 was a very new concept. It was a risk but one that very much paid off through a lot of hard work and dedication to both my clients and my dedicated team of travel agents.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Never give up on your passions. When Covid hit in 2020 my company plummeted to zero. No one was travelling, and destination weddings within Canada and abroad were not happening. I questioned the survival of my business. But through a complete love for this business, I stuck with it and turned my company completely around to the largest team and sales I have had over the past 16 years.
What problem does your business solve?
We assist couples who would like to get married abroad. We find the perfect location, resort and pricing to meet their destination wedding needs. And then help them every step of the way to their dream wedding day! And I have a dream husband who works tirelessly by my side in every facet of our travel agency. He may work in the background, but I could never achieve what I have without his dedication and work as our operations manager.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
My company was created out of my passion for helping people and my love of travel. There is no better satisfaction than helping to put the biggest smile on a bride on her wedding day. An added bonus of assisting my destination wedding travel agents with operating their own successful businesses through mine. And the cherry on top is the incredible travel experiences I have had in destinations with amazing wedding coordinators around the world.
What is your magic sauce?
Because I truly care about my clients and customer service is our top priority. And I surround myself with a wonderful team of wedding agents and operations managers who feel the exact same way I do.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
I have never had any desire to be the biggest destination wedding travel agency. But I along with my team have always strived to be the best in the business. My goal will continue to provide the best customer service experience to our clients. That is what it has always been about and what it always will be. I will continue to expand our reach to have more travel specialists within North America. And to continue to expand the destinations we offer globally.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
I find the biggest issues we face are external, such as the Zika Virus issue in 2017 and then Covid in 2020, 2021. I’ve learned never to take anything for granted in the world of travel. To work hard and continue to grow and just treasure the time you are able to do what you love, as long as you can.
How can people get involved?
We love what we do! And are very excited to assist destination wedding couples looking for their dream wedding location throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. If you are considering a destination wedding, we would love to assist with help and information. You can reach us at 778-578-7555 or visit our website at www.lizmooredestinationweddings.com.
Are you a destination wedding travel specialist? If so, we’d also love to hear from you!