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Marsha Steeves Destination Weddings BC Reg#1787 is a company specializing in destination weddings and romantic travel. Take advantage of their knowledge and expertise of 35 years, the backbone to their success! They ensure you arrive in comfort and style to your destination, ready to relax and begin the celebrations with your family and friends. Leaving you confident that each and every detail has been addressed. They recommend a consultation onsite/offsite, so that they can learn more about your needs, preferences and budget and able to recommend the best possible destination and resort experience for you.
• Full travel planning
• Full wedding planning
• Wedding concierge service
• Photography and cinematography
• Destination beauty stylist
• Destination bridal mehndi artist
• Exclusive stationery package & favours
• Emergency 24-hour assistance while in destination
• Travel insurance coverage and much more
How they work
You can expect a level of service from their certified travel and wedding planners that is unparalleled. The company has been built on a reputation of trust and you may find it refreshing that they never compromise their integrity. You will benefit from their extensive connections and solid partnerships with worldwide resorts, tour operators and airlines. Bank on their buying power, as they extend to you and your guests excellent group rates and bonus offers.
Marsha Steeves Destination Weddings also offers other romantic travel services which include:
• Renewal of vows
• Destination wedding planning
• Bachelor & Bachelorette getaways
• Proposal Getaways
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Wedding Planning Services Were Amazing - Travel Services Could Be Improved
Where we felt the service had room for improvement is the communication and responsiveness with our guests. We had multiple guests say that they had a hard time getting a response in a timely manner. We also had guests tell us that they received tickets and refunds for our other guests. Lastly, we were stressed out the week prior to our departure when we received the seating manifest in which a majority of our guests were not sitting beside the people they were rooming with. To Masha's credit, this was resolved in the next couple of days, but it was an additional stress we had to deal with.
WEDDING PLANNING: Harumi started the wedding planning process 9 months prior to our wedding day. She was always on top of getting us quotes, speaking to and finding vendors, and coordinating with the resort on our behalf. Bringing Harumi with you to your destination wedding is an absolute must. Throughout the whole process, she was extremely responsive, accommodating, and worked tirelessly to ensure that our wedding was coordinated and that all our guests were happy (We had a couple of guests who were not happy with their rooms and she made sure they got new rooms, she coordinated excursions, looked into any resort issues, made reservations). She is very caring and detail-oriented and did everything she could to make our time as easy as possible. If you are on the fence about having her come with you, we would 100% recommend you bring her as we found she was such a valuable resource and a great person to have making sure everything about your destination wedding runs as smoothly as possible.
Marsha Steeves is not worth the money or time!
At first we had a hard time with her getting on board with what we wanted, we wanted a destination wedding but were not sure exactly what was out there, we told her what we were looking for in a place to get married & her responses to us, were so far from what we were looking for, she kept trying to push us to these same resorts in Mexico but we wanted the Dominican, long story short....we ended up finding the one we wanted without her help, but because we had already paid for her services so we had to try & give her another chance.
We told her the date, location, how many guests, etc. She went with that & contacted the resort & our guests, told us the discount we would get & deadline and that we had to use Sunwing...ugh! (don't even get me started with them, that was one of the worst experiences as well).
With the resort we chose, they had a family side & an adult side, as we were not having any children join our wedding, we advised that most of our guests would like the adult side, we provided our guests with all the information she gave us for the rooms, discount & deadlines & they went from there. Days & weeks went by, we were starting to get so many complaints from our guests...she took forever to get back to them, that Marsha was short with them on the phone, never seemed to know answers, in one case my niece actually had to hang up on her because she wouldn't let her speak (honestly, we are the most easy going people).
While our guests were booking with her, she made them believe that they were getting the side that they wanted, Marsha told everyone including our sons that we would all be close to each other, same buildings, etc... anyways, just weeks before the wedding we find out that she never did book our guests on the adult side like they requested (the one we were in), she booked them in the family section, our sons included... needless to say everyone was so upset so we contacted her, now by this time, the deadline for the discount price had passed, so if they wanted to upgrade to those rooms they would have to pay huge, so unfortunately decided to stay at the family resort, which we found out, was not as close by to us at all.
Days after the wedding my guests informed me more information about the way they were treated, how she never did take any responsibility for anything and blamed everything on me (the bride). I can't even tell you how that felt to be blamed for her error & lack of communication through this whole process. Needless to say, my guests are going to also put a review, I'm sorry to say, it will not be a good one.
We did however make the most of it & did have an amazing time at the resort! My other excellent experience was with the actual Wedding Planner that works with Marsha, her name is "Harumi", I cannot say enough good stuff about Harumi & her wedding planning skills, she seriously saved me from losing my mind after all this chaos Marsha had caused. Harumi was so patient, understood that I had never done this for me, was a great listener, completely understood my vision for our wedding. Harumi responded almost right away every time, she contacted the wedding planners at the resort for me for any questions I had & got back to me so quickly. I can honestly say that if it was not for Harumi, I would have been lost. Yes, if you are wondering, my wedding was beautiful & exactly what we wanted, thanks to Harumi!
End of the story is...the travel agent Marsha Steeves is not worth working with. However, if you get to work with Harumi, without having to use Marsha - DO IT! Harumi is so amazing!!!
signed...amazing time, alot of headache to get there!
Friendly, Communicative, and Professional
Destination wedding specialists
Wonderful Team made our dream day a reality
David & Tiffany
Recently, I researched and planned a stay at a Club Med, for another family and mine, and then called upon Ms Steeves to place the booking. She took it on herself to dig around and negotiated an upgrade to the new deluxe waterfront rooms, at almost no extra charge, and what a difference that made to making our stay so great. The other family was unable to travel due to sickness and she helped get the full refund no problem.
We were once stranded abroad on a trip with our return tickets on Pan Am the week the company went belly up. A few phone calls back home to Marsha [on her personal 24/7 cell phone], and the alternate arrangements quickly fell into place to get home. These are the types of things a good travel agent can do that makes a real difference.
I have made multiple bookings over the past few decades with her agency and never a problem. I would strongly recommend and I will continue to use Ms. Steeves services for my travel and vacations. Disclaimer: Please note that specific wedding arrangements services has not been one of their services I have had occasion to use.
Dr. Lawson Baird, Vancouver BC
People first, business second!
If you have the chance to do the wedding planner services with Harumi, you must go for it. I couldn’t believe it, but we planned everything out in 90 days. I guarantee you will have a person on demand who serves your vision and needs relentlessly. We had so many backs and forth with vendors and I couldn’t imagine doing this without her help! She listens, acknowledges, and provides multiple solutions and always looks out for the bride and groom first. You’ll need her there for the travel services because wow, that is worth a million words.
If you’re looking for a travel wedding agent, we have done our research in and out and with so many moving parts and factors, you want someone that has done it all. This team will go on to create many more experiences and I truly hope you get the chance to cross paths with them when it comes to yours.
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Meet the team
I attribute my success to "Passion". My passion has enabled me to stay dedicated and committed to a most fulfilling and rewarding career of over 35 years consulting the traveling public. I have had the good fortune of traveling to over 43 countries and truly believe that "Travel is a university without walls."
As Saint Augustine once said "The World is a book and those that do not travel read only one page."
Travel provides an enlightenment that gives to a much broader perception and ignites positive change. It sometimes can be leaving our comfort zones we have become so accustomed to. I can honestly say "Travel" has left a huge imprint on my life and left me with many cherished memories and it is the very reason I could only wish others the opportunity to experience the same.
My travel credentials I hold with Nationwide Travel College, ACTA and CITC. Wedding Planning with WPICC & DWC. I find great satisfaction in using my skills of qualifying my clients and matching them to that perfect destination experience. Whether it's a destination wedding or a honeymoon, I endeavor to always provide the highest level of service and expertise.
Harumi has helped many Vancouver couples plan their celebrations over the last 20 years. While doing so, she has formed a network of reliable resources and contacts in all aspects of the wedding & event industry. She is certified with WPIC (Wedding Planners Institute of Canada) and is recognized for her dedication to going the extra mile with every destination wedding she takes care of. She loves the creative and artistic side of wedding planning, as well as working with wonderful people throughout the journey of their big day! Her ability to stay calm in stressful situations leave her clients and colleagues gratified and happy to work with her again.
Puneet is a Destination Wedding Specialist, specializing in "Indian and Sikh Weddings." Her background and expertise is in event/wedding planning.