We know that planning a wedding can be a stressful and demanding undertaking! We help our clients make it a fun, enjoyable, and memorable experience from start to finish! Want more? Take a moment to read through our testimonials and hear it directly from them.
"I would highly recommend Pose Destination Weddings + Travel to anyone who's considering a destination wedding. Kristy (the owner) has had 1st hand experience with getting married away from home. She's handled every concern or question along the way with speed and professionalism, making the process as easy as possible. Couldn't imagine doing this without her!"
Diana and Ryan, BC
Mayan Riviera Wedding
"They were amazing with our wedding planning as well as all of our complicated honeymoon bookings to Europe. They had creative ideas and have been taking all the stress out of decorating. I am not worried at all about our wedding day coming up because I know you will be there set up and help me with anything that comes up! Thanks so much!"
Pam and Todd, ON
"I don't have enough time to say all the good things we experienced with Pose Travel organizing our Daughter's Wedding trip to Mexico.
They kept us up to date with everything and were always emailing us with tantalizing tidbits of information about recreational activities or other helpful things. Everything was organized perfectly, even down to the tiniest detail. For example, they had organized for all of us to have colored leis so we could see each other more easily at the big airports, line-ups, etc. The resort was absolutely fantastic (rooms were huge, pools were spectacular, service was A-1, restaurants were absolutely delicious and varied, and the price was great too.) They worked hard at getting us the best deal ever. They were very conscientious, efficient and wonderful to deal with. If you want the best ever group destination-travel experience, Pose Travel is the one to call!
Sharon and Dale, BC
Puerto Morelos Wedding
"Pose Destination Weddings + Travel contacted me via Facebook and then contacted me at my home. We worked with Kristy and she provided me with loads of information about my upcoming destination wedding. Kristy answered a million questions about our destination wedding, and helped me to narrow down resorts.
Very professional, friendly, and kind in every conversation we had.
Responded to emails in a very timely fashion and always answered all of my questions."
After several frustrations with our previous travel agent in trying to select a resort for our destination wedding, we began working with Pose Travel. Within days, we had booked our resort and all of our frustrations were gone! Our guests have told us how helpful and friendly Pose Travel has been in dealing with unusual, and sometimes last minute requests. Whenever we email them with a question or concern (which is quite often as the date gets closer and closer), They respond very promptly and are always willing to go the extra mile to find the answer to our questions! We would not hesitate to recommend Pose Destination Weddings + Travel to anybody planning a destination wedding!
Jodi & Chris, BC
Playa Del Carmen Wedding
"My husband and I were honoured to be a part of a Wedding last November in Mexico, that Kristy, of Pose Travel had organized and thought "If we were to get married again, this is the way I would go!" It was amazingly beautiful and so organized ... everything just flowed together and on a glorious day something to remember, indeed. We have just now gone through Pose Travel again for our upcoming trip in January 2012 to Mexico and know everything will be taken care of. It's so great to just call Kristy, explain when, where and what we want and it will all be taken care of...that's what I call "travelling". We don't have to do any arranging or worrying as Kristy takes care of it all... We just have to pack and think about what our first drink will be out by the pool. Pose Travel is the way to "travel!"
Pat and Helen Rose, BC
"I used Pose Travel for my destination wedding and they went above and beyond. Whenever I had any questions our consultant replied right away and was very helpful to my guests and myself. It is so great to have found a professional and great travel agent. I wouldn't go anywhere else."
Beau and Mackenzie, BC
"My husband and I recently were married in Mexico with a destination wedding of approx. 50 guests. We contacted Pose Travel through a referral we had received from a friend, we were unsure if we were able to use a travel agency that was not located in the same city us as however we found out very soon that this was definitely not the case and this was to be one of the best decisions we have made (apart from being married of course). We worked with Kristy with our group and all of our guests could not stop saying how it was the best experience they have witnessed by a travel agency before. She was extremely organized, friendly and very efficient on getting back to all of us with our annoying 101 questions.
I would have to say it was the most stress free wedding I have ever heard of and we have Kristy to thank for it turning out that way.
The other thing that we were even more impressed about was that Pose Travel are extremely competitive with their prices, they were able to save all of our guests at least $100 per person compared to other prices we were originally quoted and we were shocked to know we didn't have to pay any sort of fee to the company either. All in all it was one of the best experiences we have had and we will not forget it. We have already recommended Pose Travel to several of our friends and family as we know and trust they are truly in the hands of destination wedding experts."
Megan and Caden
When my fiancée and I were starting to plan for our destination wedding we were both worried about all of the little details involved and how we were possibly going to accomplish this massive task...along came Kristy. With her knowledge, experience, ideas and precise planning, our minds were at ease. With attentive follow-ups, receiving phone calls for questions and gentle professional manner our friends and family are going to experience an amazing holiday and a wedding that will never be forgotten. The only mistake that someone would make when planning his or her wedding is not using Kristy.
Thank you for all that you have done for us.
Puerto Morelos Wedding
"I have been engaged for 3 years now, and I have also never been outside Canada...until our close friend's wedding at Dreams Tulum in the Mayan Riviera, First and foremost I was greeted with a cold towel and glass of champagne while I waited to check in; impeccable service, friendliest staff, and all around great experience! I instantly woke up and walked onto the white sandy beach...and decided this is where I HAVE to get married.
We were referred to POSE travel by our friends whose wedding we had attended in May, I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this agency is! First off I met Kristy Melse; head of operations of POSE travel and I could not be happier! She was nothing but accommodating right away. Every email that I sent her confused and wanted to meet; she met with me the next day. Not only was she helpful in the destination wedding resorts; she also was helpful in organizing my guests and their travel info! I have already referred a couple of friends to this company, not only for large wedding groups but smaller groups as well.
If you are looking for 6 or more people to travel, Kristy Melse is the person to talk to she truly is amazing!
Puerto Morelos Wedding
"My fiancé and I started planning our destination wedding shortly after we got engaged. I started researching resorts on my own and found the Now Jade resort in Mexico, when I looked on that site I discovered others who had gotten married at the same resort. Upon contacting Kristy I found out she was the owner of POSE Destination Weddings & Travel. Kristy and I spoke many times to get some ideas and her opinion on locations that would be suitable for our group. It was the best thing I could have done.
Kristy was great to work with! I had a lot of questions from myself and the group. She was always available via phone or email which was very comforting. No matter what the question she was very willing to help. Kristy was very understanding and easy to talk to. She handled everything from setting the group up, payment and making sure we had all the necessary paperwork to be sent down to Mexico. Kristy helped us get the best deals and even helped me plan other trips related to the wedding.
Our wedding was at the Now Jade in the Mayan Rivera, Mexico. We had a total of 20 guests attend our special day. During our stay before the wedding there was nothing to be stressed out or worried about, everything was taken care of. The ceremony was short and simple yet amazing!
Overall our experience was amazing! We could not have done it without Kristy's help. I would definitely recommend her and POSE to help anyone with their destination wedding or group travels."
Shannon and Kevin, ON
Mayan Rivera Wedding
"Kristy Melse from Pose Destination Weddings is not just a great travel agent, she is also the most knowledgeable and resourceful destination wedding specialist out there. Initially I had contacted several well-known travel agencies when we decided on a beach wedding somewhere in Caribbean. The quotes we received were not satisfactory - I had very specific requirements and budget range, but I felt that all the travel agents I talked to simply wanted us to just go with one of their preferred partner resorts. I started looking on my own. Then by chance I talked to Kristy; her in- depth knowledge regarding the destination wedding industry impressed upon me very much, along with her prompt email replies, immediate telephone calls to my general inquires, and many quotes sent my way. Kristy helped me pinpoint Now Jade Riviera Cancun, and tailored two packages for my wedding guests. Several of the wedding guests would fly from the U.S. and various parts of Canada, Kristy was able to help them all without my worrying over anything. Her professional service was indispensable to me since I was working 60 hour weeks as an articling student at a law firm, and I felt confident delegating all the details to her as far as everyone's travel itinerary was concerned."
Shaun and Jodie
Mayan Rivera Wedding
"Sufficient to say we were absolutely delighted with the resort and wedding in Mexico. Better yet, we arrived at Now Jade to discover that both my parents and my maid-of-honour have been upgraded to oceanfront suite for free! Kristy promised and delivered more than we asked for, she is professional, courteous, knowledgeable and has great relationships with lots resorts. My husband and I would recommend her wholeheartedly to any engaged lovebirds who are considering a destination wedding."
Crystal and Jeremy
"I can˙t thank Kristy enough for her services when planning our wedding this past January at the Now Jade Riviera. The most stressful part of planning for us was picking the resort and trying to figure out travel plans for 40+ people. After our first meeting with Kristy we knew we found the solution. Kristy˙s knowledge of the area we choose (Mayan Riviera) helped us pick the perfect location for our wedding. Planning travel for 40+ people from across Canada is no small task and she did it without any hiccups. Kristy was always quick to reply to emails or panicked voice mails. Our entire group loved working with Kristy. I will defiantly be recommending Pose Travel to every destination bride I meet. Thanks again Kristy for the amazing service, I know our wedding planning would not have been the same working with anyone else!"
Maria and Aaron
Puerto Morelos Wedding
My Husband and I had recently moved from BC to Alberta when we decided a destination wedding was the way we wanted to get married. After attending a destination wedding expo in Calgary, and contacting multiple travel agencies we began to get very frustrated. I tried for 3 weeks with multiple agencies and "destination wedding specialists" to obtain price points for the wedding of my dreams. It took other places so long to answer my emails and phone calls. After being overwhelmed by frustration, Kristy who was given my contact from a friend contacted me. Kristy was so organized! If she didn't have the answer right away she was constantly updating me, letting me know when she would be able to help. When we chose our resort Kristy was so knowledgeable, and was able to give us so many great tips and recommendations. We had a large group to manage (over 70 guests) and Kristy & Sharon did such a great job keeping everyone organized and in the loop. My biggest fear was guests complaining about package prices, but no one was able to beat the price that they found for us. Overall working with POSE travel really put us at ease and made the process of Destination Wedding planning so simple. I would definitely recommend them to anyone planning a destination wedding! Thanks POSE travel!
Chantel and Ryan
Now Jade Wedding
"Our wedding and vacation was absolutely amazing! After having a frustrating experience trying to book our wedding through a local travel agency, we were referred to Pose through friends of ours who had had a fantastic experience with Kristy and Pose. Within only a few days Kristy had found us our resort within our price range and dates! In less than a week Kristy had contacted all of our guests with information about our upcoming wedding with pricing and booking details. Kristy and Sharon handled all of the bookings and guest correspondence from then on. We also had guests that required tricky flight packages from various departures and they were very pleased that Pose was able to make it happen for them. Kristy and Sharon worked tirelessly to ensure our wedding was everything we hoped for. I highly recommend Pose for booking your destination wedding. I can't thank Pose enough!
Thank you so much for everything! The Blue Bay was fantastic. Ana our wedding coordinator was amazing! Once we arrived she handled everything for us. I brought down candles, table decorations and runners (plus my mom made the flower arrangements from flowers we got in town at the market) and Ana set all the tables and made everything look prefect. The wedding commissioner dressed very nice and had beautiful words to say which many of our guests commented on. The wedding photographer, Lillo, was contracted out from the resort and he was amazing!!!! Photography was the most important for us and the the thing we were most concerned about when taking a bit of a risk and trusting the resort. I will attach some pics so you can see :). We got our make up done in Playa del Carmen at the Mac store on 5th ave and all the girls were super happy with it. The resort wedding hair stylist was great too! We had our wedding dinner at the Italian restaurant and it was awesome (the other restaurants were just okay).
I hope this info helps answer some questions for your next Blue Bay brides :) Thank you again so much!
Alex and Meghan
Blue Bay Wedding
"There are no words that could express my gratitude for all of your perfect suggestions. Ana was wonderful, as was the resort. Have never been spoiled so much in my life. I would recommend to upgrade to the Esmeralda package to all of your brides. Well worth it!! Actually, we got way more and I think it cost way less. Absolutely everything was complimentary, champagne and strawberries chocolates in our room every single night, room service, etc... our photographer was simply amazing. I am still just so giddy about my perfect day. All my guest had the best vacation ever. hugs so much "
April & Derek,
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda
"We had such an amazing time In Mexico! Thank you for suggesting Blue Bay. We couldn’t have been happier. The hair and makeup was unreal, the photographer blew us away, the Ceremony was beautiful and the reception was exactly what I had envisioned! The whole experience was just so amazing. I wish I could do it all over again. Ana was an absolute doll. I just love her. She went above and beyond to make the whole experience a memorable one. Thank you for all that you did for us as well! All of my guests had great things to say about you and the assistance you provided. You’re fabulous ☺"
Jon & Crystal,
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda
"THANK YOU! We had an amazing time in Mexico and we loved Blue Bay! I think the best part of Blue Bay, though, was Ana. She was simply amazing!! Thank you so much for recommending Blue Bay. And, of course, thank you so much for all of your planning. We could not have had the wedding of our dreams without all of your help. It is much appreciated!"
Mike & Danielle,
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda
"Once engaged and past the initial elation, my happy thoughts quickly turned to worries. I had to plan not just a wedding but a destination wedding... who wants the responsibility of planning flights and accommodation for 50 people??? Not me! Luckily though, I discovered Kristy and Pose Travel through a family friend. It wasn’t long before I realized that Kristy was more than capable of organizing all the travel plans. She was also incredibly determined to find me a great resort with a FABULOUS price... working endlessly to find it! One of my biggest worries was guests complaining about the package price, but no one was able to beat the price that Kristy found for us. Overall, Kristy was my saving grace. She was always full of information and advice, quick to reply to emails and phone calls, and willing to answer my endless list of questions! Working with Kristy and POSE Travel really put me at ease and made the process of destination wedding planning simple. I would definitely recommend Kristy and her team to anyone planning a destination wedding! Thank you, Kristy and POSE Travel!"
"My husband and I recently held our wedding at the Gran Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. It was BEAUTIFUL! I have to thank Kristy and her team at Pose Travel for sweeping us off our feet with all the help and information she provided to us prior to us even making a decision. I had originally signed up with a well known wedding destination company, but due to the poor service from them, I felt stressed and clueless as to what to do, how to do it, and what resort to pick. Kristy came along and was so helpful and had so may ideas of resorts I can choose to fit our preferences. Before I knew it, I ditched the first wedding destination company, and had our resort picked, and email notifications sent out courtesy of Pose, and I felt a weight lifted...it was smooth sailing ever since I spoke with Kristy. I will definitely recommend Pose Travel to my friends and family!
Melissa & Dennis
"We are from the Vancouver area, so there was no shortage of travel agents to help us. My husband and I decided on Pose because they were fast, friendly and took care of everything so we could relax and enjoy our wedding in Playa Del Carmen. I would highly recommend them and would even use them again for a vow renewal or group travel"
Naomi & Travis
"Kristy helped us plan and arrange the perfect wedding for me, my husband and 48 guests in Mexico. She went above and beyond all expectations and I couldn't have done it without her. I had a vision of what I wanted and high expectations but lacked the knowledge to make the best educated decision and she provided me with more than enough options, information, reassurance, and I'm sure even some string pulling to make our wedding/vacation everything I had wanted, expected, and more. If planning a destination event of any sort, I 100% recommend POSE as they are extremely knowledgeable, reliable, patient, caring and experienced"
Cassie & Rod
"When we announced we were engaged on Facebook, we received a message from David. Little did we know that this random congratulatory message would lead us into our dream destination wedding. David and Kristy were with us every step of the way for 2 years. They made it extremely easy and comforting to choose the destination hotel (Now Jade), which blew our expectations as well as our 40 guests. Any questions or concerns, you guys were right there helping us out. Thank you both for helping us have our DREAM wedding! Couldn't have asked for a better week away."
Darrell and Ashley Quann
"Thank you to David and Kristy for putting together our group booking. I know we had a lot of changes at the last minute, but you handled it and the results were great! We had an amazing vacation and the wedding was perfect!"
Kristy & Joey
"The staff at POSE made booking our destination wedding incredibly easy and stress free. David was always available to chat and was expedient with all email replies. I would not hesitate in the slightest to refer POSE as an amazing travel agency that helps to take stress out of wedding planning! They are friendly, helpful, and just overall wonderful!"
Ashleigh & Tyler
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda