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Lori at Blissful Weddings & Honeymoons | A Honeymoon Planning Resource for Wisconsin Brides.

May 12, 2015

I’m thinking/hoping that today’s post is going to be a SUPER helpful and amazing resource for engaged couples who are planning their destination wedding or honeymoon! When we were planning our honeymoon, we sat at the computer knowing only that we wanted to go somewhere tropical. We started searching and immediately became overwhelmed. We had NO idea where to start, what was legit or not, how to best find flights, etc. I posted on Facebook asking for recommendations and a few minutes later we got a call from some of our good friends.

They told us about Lori.

Ahhhh, Lori — the lifesaving, stress-relieving, honeymoon-planning goddess. The woman who has now planned our honeymoon and the honeymoon of several of our friends and clients!! : ) I’m actually going to let HER tell you who she is in the rest of this blog post, however, before I do so, I must make you aware of something she didn’t mention but you MUST know: her planning services are free. Yes, FREE!! It seems too good to be true, but it is real!! Lori is amazing and we knew we HAD to share her as a resource with you! So, without further adieu, I’ll let Lori take it from here!!

The adventure of exploring new places … the unmatched beauty of mountains, turquoise waters, rainforests, and white sand beaches … the experience of learning firsthand about a different culture … throw in some relaxation and pampering, great food and drink, and of course your very best friend, and you have the makings for an amazing honeymoon!

This is just one of the many types of honeymoons that engaged couples are looking for.  I am SO happy to have the opportunity to help couples plan a unique and romantic honeymoon that is perfect just for them.

My name is Lori Meicher and I am a romance travel planner with Blissful Honeymoons and Destination Weddings. Sometimes I wonder how I landed in this position.  The title alone of ‘Romance Travel Planner’ makes me smile, as I feel it’s quite an honor (as well as a lot of fun) to assist with this most special trip of a lifetime. Although my personal focus is on honeymoons, I also help couples with their destination wedding plans, vow renewals, anniversary trips, and other special occasions.

I’ve always had a passion for travel whether it would be a road trip across Wisconsin or a trip to another continent … the adventure of it all is thrilling! I remember as a young child, my dad would take me to Mitchell Field in Milwaukee to watch the planes take off and land.  I couldn’t wait to actually board a plane myself and take a flight.

And so it was that as a high school senior, I was in charge of researching busses to go to a cheerleading competition.  Little did the rest of the team know, I also checked out flights. So finally at age 16, I experienced my first wondrous flight to … Lansing, Michigan ; )  The competition didn’t go so well, but that didn’t matter because I knew we got to board a plane again to go home!

Throughout the years, I’ve had many opportunities to fly to and visit some pretty amazing places (even better than Lansing) and I still get that twinge of excitement each time I board a plane.  Fast forward to the present and here I am combining my passion for travel and knowledge of destinations and resorts to help others create that same excitement.

You never know the friends you’ll meet along your travels!  I met this cutie a couple years ago in Los Cabos. You never know the friends you’ll meet along your travels!  I met this cutie a couple years ago in Los Cabos.

Our goal at Blissful Honeymoons is to create the Destination Wedding or Honeymoon you’ve always dreamt of!  What makes us different is that we take the time to get to know you as a couple — whether it be over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.  I want to talk to you, find out how you met, see where you’ve traveled before, and a whole bunch of other stuff!  I want to learn what your “vision” of a honeymoon or destination wedding looks like. If you don’t know what that is, I’ll help you figure it out!

One of the “harder” parts of our job is the extensive travel we do to personally visit the resorts and destinations we are recommending so we can offer you our first-hand information, a host of tips and details you can’t find online.  Of course, I haven’t been everywhere.  But if I haven’t, chances are someone in my family of Blissful colleagues has, so we have an encyclopedia of personal travel experiences to share. Finally, we provide customer support every step of the way! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or you’re boarding your first flight, we’re there to walk you through each step. To us your experience of a life-time is not business, it’s personal.

Although our photography skills aren’t quite that of Maison and Caleb’s, this is one of my favorite selfies from our recent 30th anniversary trip.  We’re at Secret’s Beach on Kauai + believe me that this beach lives up to its name.  You really need to know how to find it, but once you do, it’s worth every bit of effort. Although our photography skills aren’t quite that of Maison and Caleb’s, this is one of my favorite selfies from our recent 30th anniversary trip.  We’re at Secret’s Beach on Kauai and believe me, that this beach lives up to its name.  You really need to know how to find it but, once you do, it’s worth every bit of effort.

I’ve learned through the years that the value of experiences far outweighs the value of things. The memories you take and always have from your life adventures truly are priceless.  I am lucky to be part of so many wonderful couple’s lives with planning their first trip together as a married couple and would be happy to assist you too! If romance travel is in your future, I’d love to hear from you so I can help you create your new adventures and memories.  As I’ve heard before, I like to think of my work as romancing the world, one couple at a time : ) You can find me at lori@blissfulhoneymoons.com!

We loved working with Lori for our own honeymoon (a few pics from our trip above!) and we simply can’t recommend her enough!! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and passion with us, Lori!

HOORAY for adventuring through life with your best friend by your side <3

For Brides

  1. Alice Hill

    August 16th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Before go for Honeymoon Guideline is very important because this is the most important tour of your life so it should be luxury and memorable so, for making every bit of it memorable some trusted side guide is very important 🙂
    thanks for sharing such a cool post 🙂

  2. Courtney McLean

    July 20th, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    AH! We heard about Lori and LOVED how helpful she was to give us our dream honeymoon! SO COOl 🙂

  3. Maison Engel

    July 21st, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    So fun, Courtney!! We love Lori, too!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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