MEET OUR FEARLESS LEADER
Certified Destination Wedding Specialist
Amira Harris is the Director of Romance at Aisle Travel™, a full service destination wedding travel agency and planning company with a boutique approach. Located in #YYC but working with amazing couples across Canada. She can’t say no to a dirty Vodka martini, pretty piece of stationery, or drama-drenched episode of Dateline. Her two best friends are her PVR and her Yorkie, Lucky. When she’s not helping Canadian couples plan the wedcation of their dreams, she’s probably volunteering with animals, learning new slang from her son, binge-watching Netflix with her hubby or spending too much money at Sephora (#sorrynotsorry).
FAVORITE DESTINATIONS SO FAR:
Dubai, Croatia and Turks & Caicos
FAVORITE CANADIAN CITY:
FAVORITE US CITY:
Palm Springs, CA
TRAVEL MUST HAVE:
HEADPHONES – ALWAYS!
Photo credit - Me + You Studios
Planning a destination wedding is a lot like online dating.....
That resort may look sexy in the photos. But once you see it in person? The reality could send you running faster than you can say “I do”.
I don’t want you and your wedding guests to travel to a faraway destination without knowing what’s waiting for you…
So I’ve done all the scoping out, vendor vetting, and special rate arrangements for you. (Kinda like an overprotective wing woman who won’t let you settle for less than you deserve.)
I’m Amira Harris, the Director of Romance at Aisle Travel™, and a Certified Destination Wedding Specialist and Wedding Planner.
You don’t need to worry your pretty little head over all the fine print in the wedding destination planning process, because I’ve been helping couples tie the knot for 12 years and getting passports stamped for the past 8 years.
As a boutique service, I’ll be your go-to resource for all those in-over-your-head moments and personalized requests, even if they pop into my inbox at 7 pm. But even better, I’ll be your point of contact for your guests, so you can focus on the details that matter (while I deal with the family dramas and 101 questions that make you want to throw back an entire bottle of Malbec).
If you’re ready to say bon voyage to stress, hours of online research, and weeks wasted playing phone tag with big-name travel agencies...
I’m ready to hook you up with preferred partnerships that make customizing your dream wedcation a disappointment-free experience, from in-flight entertainment to final beach-feet selfie.
MYTH: All airlines spoil wedding groups the same.
When it comes to wedding group rates and travel incentives, some of the leading airlines will jip you on the little luxuries, even if they’ve got their solo travel game down.
Want to have a private block of seats for your wedding guests? Wine on demand? Your delicate dress hanging in the cockpit instead of getting squashed and wrinkled under everyone else’s luggage?
I’ll pull out all the perks. I can tell you which airlines have the fewest delays, the most competitive rates, and the highest star service. (Did someone say priority check-in?)
IMPRESS: Take your guests on vacation without asking too much.
Even if you’ve decided on a destination wedding, you don’t want your guests to feel like they have to blow the bank to be a part of your big day or assume you’re trying to cut your own costs.
For all those discount divas in your group, I can make sure you get the best flight, hotel and rental car discounts available.
When the occasion is supposed to be all about you, your guests will be so impressed that you thought of them first.
ADVANTAGE: First-hand experience with destination weddings.
As a former destination wedding bride who decided to bring her far-flung family to Kelowna, BC in the name of love, I know all about the what-ifs going through your head.
I booked our venue based on the online listing. I was terrified to put my faith in vendors I’d never met before, just like you. And from flight fiascos to rain forecasts, I was a hot mess during the planning process.
The good news is: My first-hand experience as a destination bride will help you avoid my mistakes, so you can live out the first-class experience you imagined. (No finger-crossing required.)
RISK-FREE: Travel insurance for commitment-phobes.
Worried about some guests getting cold feet when booking flights, in case they can’t get the time off or something comes up?
#Nobacksies isn’t an issue. Give them the reassurance of travel insurance when they book through Aisle Travel™, so they can put their name on your guest list without signing their vacation fund away.
Even if guests can’t confirm their availability until closer to your wedding date, they can purchase “cancel for any reason” coverage to get a refund in case they can’t make it.
RELIEF: Fixed rates to help you stick to your budget.
Crunching the numbers and wondering what the final tally is going to be on your destination wedding?
Even if your budget isn’t the roomiest, a fixed rate means you won’t end up with a “red wedding”.
You’ll know exactly what to plan for from the beginning, so you don’t have to dip into your honeymoon fund or raid your RRSP when surprise fees start adding up.