“We had an absolutely phenomenal experience working with LaurieLee, booking our destination wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We can’t say enough how easy and seamless she made the whole process, which can be stressful, with a group as big as ours (65 people).
We were searching for a travel agent to work with, I spoke with quite a few at the Calgary wedding fair, and wasn’t feeling comfortable that the work of organizing a huge event over seas would go well, until I met LaurieLee. We had an awesome conversation on the phone, she calmed all my fears, answered all my questions with an obvious wealth of knowledge and experience backing her responses. Throughout the following months, we knew that LaurieLee had everything until control. She was prompt with her responses and was more on top of our to-do list than we were!
LaurieLee also helped us book our honeymoon for our second week in Mexico. We were looking for a quiet, adults only resort where we could really wind down, relax, and settle into our first week as a married couple. LaurieLee gave us a list of resorts that would fit this profile, and had visited most of them herself, so had great insight into which resort would give us the experience we were looking for. Both resorts we ended up choosing for the wedding week and honeymoon week were perfect!
LaurieLee is so much more than a travel agent, she is a wedding planner! We most definitely wouldn’t have been able to pull of our special day without her. We’ve recommended her multiple times for any travel need, not just weddings, and we will definitely use her again in the future!
Thank you, LaurieLee, for making our experience overwhelmingly positive. We are so thankful for your part in our wedding.
Katie and Chris
LaurieLee made our destination wedding planning a breeze! From the moment we first connected with her she took the pressure of group travel off our hands. She instantly found and locked our hotel’s rate and watched throughout the year for any price drops. LaurieLee was extremely responsive to any questions we had and served as a liaison between the hotel and our group.
We had a group of about 75, and those that booked with LaurieLee had nothing but compliments. She helped with room specifications, flight information, and even helped with hair appointments with the hotel. She went above and beyond any travel agent we have worked with previously. She even took the time to write personalized messages and travel checklist a few weeks before our flights to our guests.
All in all LaurieLee took the pressure off of us and made our travel planning stress-less. I would highly recommend (and already have!) LaurieLee for any travel planning, especially for big groups! Her customer service was well above average and I truly enjoyed working with her.
Thanks to LaurieLee again for helping us have our dream wedding – we couldn’t be happier!
Destination – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Hotel – RIU Palace
Brittany & Grant
Planning a wedding is never an easy task, and can be made even more stressful when trying to coordinate a destination wedding with 70 attendees! Thankfully we had the expert services of Laurie-lee Rosser to make it run as smoothly as it did.
From the start Laurie-lee provided a wealth of knowledge and expertise and was able to answer any questions very quickly. We had guests from 5 different areas of the country and all of them were very happy with Laurie-lee and her work. There were several unique travel arrangements to be made and all of them were done without incident. The resort she helped us choose was UNBELIEVABLE and the wedding ceremony was so unique—everyone raved about it. Laurie-lee was very prompt in responding to our many questions whether by phone or email, and she regularly updated us on the progress of the bookings.
Our guests were all extremely happy with the service they received from Laurie-lee, as were my Wife and I. It truly was the most memorable week (and Day) that we could have hoped for. A completely stress free process that we would recommend to anyone looking to do a destination wedding.
Robbie and Andy Charlebois
We are home safe from our lovely time in Playacar!! When I look back at all the steps we went through for planning, you made the whole process seamless.
I had my reservations about the whole destination wedding and planning from so far. Once we got on the plane with the first step of our journey sitting in plus seating, that’s when I had a feelings things were going to go well. When we got to the resort, I was in awe of how nice it was and how friendly the staff were. Our room was welcomed with flowers on our bed and a bottle of champagne…how awesome!! I felt we were in really good hands!
The wedding day, I woke up from an 8 hour sleep! I have never felt so relaxed. I thought I was not going to sleep at all. I went for breakfast, then went to get hair and makeup done. I was unsure how my hair and makeup would turn out but they did an amazing job!
Walking down the aisle was a breeze! I honestly thought for sure I would cry but seeing the beautiful set up, the sand and the sound of the ocean I was all smiles and didn’t shed a tear!
It was the most amazing feeling ever!
I kept thinking if I had done this in Calgary, I would have not enjoyed it at all! I am glad we made the decision to do this and I can’t thank you enough for your help!! The photos were also amazing!
Everything was beyond my expectation and everyone kept thanking us for such a wonderful time they had.
Melissa and Elliott
We found Tier One Travel by fluke one day googling various travel agencies to use to book our wedding. We managed to get in touch with LaurieLee Rosser who is a travel agent with them, and to say the least, she is wonderful. From the very beginning when we were simply obtaining quotes, she was prompt, very informative, and honest; which is a quality we really appreciated. She isn’t just another agent who learns from previous clientele, she actually visits the resorts, feels them out and comes back with honest feedback. Through the entire process, Laurie Lee really had our best interests at heart. We had a million questions of course, and she was patient in answering our questions, and really listened to our needs regarding budget, amenities, locations etc. Choosing a resort for a destination wedding is very overwhelming and she made it a lot less so. She was able to manage the entire process for ourselves, and our group of 48 people!
Aside from that, she went above and beyond her call of duty by making personal visits, and phone calls at all hours of the day. We had a couple of hiccups with the airlines in the beginning, and LaurieLee made certain that we were accommodated, and satisfied. She added her personality to her work and made myself and my husband feel that we were her only clients. We truly appreciate everything that Laurie Lee did to make our destination wedding the best experience of our lives.
I honestly recommend contacting her. She is truly a kind woman, and was very helpful throughout the process; from the moment of initial contact, until long after the wedding had finished. I would recommend anyone to use her as their travel agent.
-Stephanie and Chris
Married in Punta Cana
When we decided to get married, we knew that we would need some help organizing our travel plans as well as travel plans for our guests. We had seen several other travel agents and were not impressed. We accidentally stumbled upon Laurielee while looking for another agent, but we are certainly glad we found her! Laurielee assisted with our destination wedding travel plans to Maui, as well as our honeymoon to Kauai. She treated us and all of our guests with the utmost professionalism, taking into consideration all of our needs and desires. Laurielee helped us plan a perfect wedding and honeymoon trip, keeping us updated and taking care of the little details with grace and class. She provided extra details to help keep our guests updated, and to make the planning process run smoothly. We would recommend Laurielee in a heartbeat to anyone looking to plan a destination wedding or any other vacation.
-Ashley and Guy
Married in Maui
Having never planned a wedding before, I was looking for help in finding an affordable exotic wedding location. Working with Laurielee, we were able to find a location that fit our criteria. The location was so beautiful and the scenery was exactly what we were looking for. Additionally, having the opportunity to spend the week before our wedding with our guests was a great way to have our family and close friends get to know each other. Thanks Laurielee for all your help in coordinating all of our guests in getting there. As a bride with so much to deal with already, it was great to have your knowledge and help to make the whole process effortless.
-Natasha and Edi
Barcelo Maya Palace Mayan Riviera
There were a few reasons that Denis and I chose to have a destination wedding. For starters, our families live far away from each other, so we thought that it would be nice for them to have a week to get to know each other and hang out. I think it worked for us because we are both not picky about details like centerpieces and stuff like that, so we were very happy with the simple décor and few decisions that we did have to make. And let’s be honest; why just have a one day party when you can have a one week party?! We had a blast visiting, partying, celebrating, and soaking in the sun when we went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in April 2012.
Laurielee was awesome from the start. When I first spoke to her, we had no idea where we wanted to go, just that we wanted to go somewhere hot. She found a resort that was beautiful and in the price range that we wanted. Every time I wrote her an email or phoned her, she was always very quick to reply! She provided us with any information that we needed and quickly booked our 56 guests who were flying in from both Calgary and Edmonton!
The wedding planner at the resort was amazing as well. The thing that I loved most about a destination wedding is that the planner literally sent me a two column spread sheet. The left column had the item we needed to make a decision about (ie. Color of bows for chairs) and the choices (ie. Red, blue, green etc.) The right column is where we put our decisions. It was just that easy! For flowers, we were sent pictures of arrangements that were in our budget and just picked the ones we liked. The photographer was booked through the wedding planner and we were so happy with the pictures. The resort had a spa at it which is where the bridesmaids and I all got our hair and makeup done. We only actually met with the wedding planner once we were down in Cabo for about an hour, and that was all it took to plan our wedding! The day went off without a hitch! Everything was perfect!
-Whitney and Denis
What an amazing job LaurieLee at Tier One Travel did for our destination wedding! We had 50 Guests, including Adults, Senior Citizens with reduced mobility, 5 children, 2 Babies and a very pregnant Maid of Honour! We went to the Mayan Riviera from Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Maritimes, and even Florida. Our travel plans were absolutely seamless.
LaurieLee made everything so easy. Right from the beginning, listening to our desires and finding us the perfect destination based on our needs and budget.
From there she handled all the guests and their arrangements, making life very easy on the Bride & Groom! She put us in touch with our Wedding Coordinator at the Hotel. We selected everything we wanted and then basically just had to wait for our trip to arrive! LaurieLee stayed in contact with us over the months, constantly keeping us updated and informed.
I never thought planning a wedding would be so simple, and relatively stress free! (You still have to pick a dress!)
Our hotel, Ocean Coral by H10, was amazing. It was everything it was promised to be.The staff was extremely helpful, our venue was beautiful, and the food was great!
We spent a wonderful and memorable week with cherished family & friends in paradise. Our wedding was everything we had hoped and dreamed of, and so much more!
We can’t thank LaurieLee & Tier One enough!
-Jennifer and Marlon
We knew that we wanted to go away somewhere warm for our wedding and did not want to be bothered with all of the details. That’s were Laurielee came in with her expertise. She helped choose the perfect destination and resort for our wedding. We ended up in Mexico at the Sensatori Azul Resort and it was exactly what we were looking for. The resort was amazing, our room was spectacular and our wedding was like a fairytale. Laurielee flawlessly coordinated the travel and accommodations for ourselves and all of our guest (who came from all different locations). We simply could not have done it without her. Thank you for all of your help!
-Heather and Sean
LaurieLee has acted as a travel consultant for myself and my extended family since 2002. Booking coinciding travel for our group of 18 is a challenge since we depart from three different cities but LaurieLee has always come through with great recommendations for destinations, resort companies and anything else that we asked of her. We’ve gone to Maui, Puerto Vallarta, The Mayan Riviera (three times) and Costa Rica. Most recently David and I took our first cruise on Windstar. Sometimes spending an hour or more on the phone with her weighing the pros and cons of a particular destination, price comparisons and amenities speaks to her patience and determination to get it right for her clients. It is all in the details – who knew that one should request a cabin in the centre of a boat, but what a difference it made when the sea was rough. We always come back because her experience and opinions have made every one of our family trips outstanding and there were a lot of people to please! Looking forward to the next one LaurieLee.
-David and Karen