Home > Find a Travel Agent > Minnesota > Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz > Just Another day in Wedding Paradise

Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz

Woodbury, Minnesota Travel Agent
See All

32 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Facebook
If you see the text box to the right do not fill it in
SUPPLIER PARTNERSPalace Resorts, Playa Resorts
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Travel Leaders Leisure Specialist, Palace Resorts Pro Agent, Gourmet Inclusive Agent with Karisma HotelsHoneymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist, Travel Leaders Leisure Specialist, Gourment Inclusive Consultant with Karisma, WOW Wedding Specialist with Hard Rock Hotels
Certified Honeymoon and Wedding Travel Specialist
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Registry

Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz

Woodbury, Minnesota Travel Agent

Just Another day in Wedding Paradise

Dream wedding at Dreams Palm Beach

Congratulations! You have decided to plan your destination wedding! I would be honored to help you plan your amazing wedding with all of your family and friends. Planning each and every detail and making your ‘happily ever after’ is what I do! I believe life is about special moments. I believe that planning a destination wedding should be STRESS FREE! While destination weddings are a great choice, they’re nearly impossible to plan alone. Finding the perfect vendors and venue thousands of miles away can become overwhelming. That is where I come in! I’ve helped countless brides and grooms plan their perfect wedding. I specialize in large group weddings to many destinations. The Hard Rock Resorts and the Karisma Resorts are 2 of my top choices for larger groups. When planning for all of your family and friends, let me help you move about the countryside together. Have people flying from different cities/states? Yep, I do that too. When deciding on a destination and a resort there are so many things to think about and remember. Let me help you with this. Here are just a few things that I can do to help you plan for your big day: - I can help you create a personal wedding webpage where you can highlight important information, personal stories and photos of your journey. - I can help you with flights, airport transfers, choosing the right destination and resort, guest documents, destination information and more - You will have my guidance through the entire process, guidance of a true wedding expert, so you and your guests are treated not only like a VIP, but also like family - I will make sure you and your group receive top of the line treatment every step of the way If you’re looking for a unique way to say “I do,” let me know. I am here for you, for your group and you will be able to enjoy your special day, exactly how you dreamed.

Related Travel Experiences

It's almost time.
RIU Vallarta Wedding
Destination Wedding in Paradise
Sky Wedding at Azul Beach
Walk down the aisle to your dream wedding
A Royale Wedding

Client Review: RIU Vallarta Wedding

Congrats to the lovely bride and groom, it was so fun helping you and your family plan your destination wedding at the RIU Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta this year. Thanks again!! Here is what the bride says: Our trip was absolutely wonderful! The Riu Vallarta was beautiful! We had such ... Read more from my Client Review: RIU Vallarta Wedding story.

Client Review: Jewel Dunn's River Wedding

Congratulations to the beautiful bride and groom on your wedding at the Jewel Dunn's River resort in Jamaica. I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip. Here is a review from the mother of the bride, thank you again!!! We all had a wonderful time on vacation and the wedding was wonderful. ... Read more from my Client Review: Jewel Dunn's River Wedding story.

My Reviews

35 of 58 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon 2016

Reviewed By Steve - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
She was great. It was our first time to visit the Australia and New Zealand. She came up with many different tours for us. We gave Ali a list to things we want to do and she came up with other tours. All of our hotels were great too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
I am so happy that you enjoyed your time Down Under. I look forward to planning your big adventure.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
31 of 56 people found this review helpful

Our 30th anniversary getaway

Reviewed By JCN - Elk River, MN | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Kristi took care of everything for us. We didn't have to worry about any of the details. She responded quickly if we had questions and kept us informed and updated on what we needed to do to get ready for our trip. We will definitely use Kristi to book our next trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
It was fun planning your anniversary trip! Looking forward to working with you again.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
10 of 17 people found this review helpful

Most relaxing vacation ever!

Reviewed By Rachel - Robbinsdale, MN | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
We are SO glad we went through a travel agent for our honeymoon - Ali was able to find us a great deal and offer features that we otherwise wouldn't have known about! She also provided some great feedback and inside knowledge, having been to the resort. Her expertise and personal experience were invaluable to us and made us so much more comfortable and at ease while on our honeymoon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
29 of 55 people found this review helpful

Our Amazing Honeymoon!!!

Reviewed By comcass - Coon Rapids, MN | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Kristi was an amazing person to work with while we planned our honeymoon. Neither of us had ever used a travel agency to book a trip, nor had we ever done much traveling outside of the US. Kristi made the process so easy and seamless. At first we had no idea where we wanted to go for our honeymoon. She asked us questions, had us brainstorm, and eventually helped us travel to the Sandals Regency La Toc in St. Lucia! We are so happy that we worked with Kristi to plan our honeymoon. We have told everyone we know to talk with Kristi if they need help planning a trip. Thank you again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Congratulations again! Glad you had an amazing honeymoon. Can't wait to help you with your 1st anniversary trip!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
28 of 53 people found this review helpful

Our river cruises and others.

Reviewed By Joyce/Wayne - Deerwood, MN | Traveled to Europe
We have worked with Kristi "Ali" for many years planning several trips. Some of the trips have just been just the two of us and some included other family members. The best thing about working with Kristi is how promptly she emails answers to all of our questions and quickly puts together a trip for us. We never have to worry about the details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you!! It's so great working with you, you've been on some fun adventures over the years! Can't wait to help you plan the next one!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
31 of 60 people found this review helpful

Topnotch Agent

Reviewed By Buddy - Blaine, MN | Traveled to Mexico
First off, Kristi is so pleasant to work with. She has a wonderful personality and a great disposition. She listens carefully to what kind of trip you are looking for and then brings back many different options. Because of her extensive traveling she will give you a lot of inside information that you would never receive booking on your own. We have booked several trips with her and I have never found a better deal anywhere else.
You will be very pleased with your whole experience with Kristi and I would highly recommend working with her on any vacation you are planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thanks!!! So happy to help you plan your trips, and look forward to planning your next one too!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Awesome trip

Reviewed By GoGreenBay!! - Eagan, MN | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
We had a great time and want to thank Ali for what she has done for us. It was a very painless process from booking our trip to getting back home. We had a time of our lives. Puerto Vallarta was a wonderful area from where we stayed, to meeting the local people, the local shopping and the night life. Rhythms of Night was an amazing excursion that I will never forget. Hyatt Ziva was a beautiful resort with a great view of the ocean and an outstanding staff. I definitely want to go back!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
29 of 57 people found this review helpful

Destination Wedding

Reviewed By Nate - Cottage Grove, MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I have relied on Ali to help with booking my vacations since 2012. This includes helping plan a destination wedding for my wife and I in Cancun, MX which involved 50 of our closest family members and friends. She is knowledgeable, reliable, organized, friendly and trustworthy. I will continue to work with Ali in the future and highly recommend her to anyone who is searching for a travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you so much! It was so fun helping you and your family with your wedding! Can't wait to help you plan your next trip, an anniversary trip perhaps?
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Mexico 2016

Reviewed By Nate - Cottage Grove, MN | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
It's always a pleasure working with Ali. My wife and I have booked numerous trips with her and she consistently makes the sometimes frustrating travel process simple and easy. I highly recommend Ali if you're planning a vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

A Beautiful, Relaxing, Vacation!

Reviewed By Cindy - So. St. Paul, MN | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Kristi was so very helpful with her knowledge of Mazatlan, Mexico. We knew what to expect, where to go and the highlights of this area prior to going because of the time she took with us in her office. As our trip approached we received information via email on the procedure of customs, who would connect us to the hotel and even tips on how to pack. Kristi was always available for a phone counsel if we had questions or would get back to us quickly as possible if she was unavailable. I will use Kristi again in my next venture as she made my vacation worry and effort free for me. All I had to do was get on the plane!
Thanks Kristi,
Cindy Carter
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

What a spectacular Mexican trip!!

Reviewed By Scholls - Cottage Grove, MN | Traveled to Los Cabos ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Kristi (Ali) was an absolute joy to work with. When we wanted a safe trip to Mexico, she suggested options that we could choose from. She stuck to our price range and provided us with a great selection of all -inclusive resorts. We were so happy with Los Cabos at the Hyatt Ziva. The price was cost effective and the views and landscape spectacular! Kristi had our transfers arranged to and from the airport; very safe. She answered ALL of our continued questions with grace up until our departure. We were pleased to fly Delta airlines. They were efficient and on-time. THANK you, Kristi, for the lovely fruit and champagne that awaited us in our room upon arrival.

We were so pleased with our Mexican vacation. We will definitely use Kristi again for any travels, as a couple or an extended family. I love her organization & efficiency!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Excellent Service

Reviewed By Susan - Minneapolis | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Ali was very responsive, insightful, helpful and intuitive to what we were looking for. I would recommend her without any reservations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
27 of 54 people found this review helpful

The best trip of our lives!!!

Reviewed By Dorothy - Maplewood, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Ali has done a few trips for my family and they have gone flawlessly.
She is a great travel agent. Very helpful, great suggestions and very very patient with changes and large groups. Thank you Ali, you are fabulous!!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thanks! It has been great working with you too. Always happy when things are flawless!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
30 of 60 people found this review helpful

best trip to Mexico, we've been to MX about 10 X's

Reviewed By Sharon - Woodbury MN | Traveled to Isla Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
My experience has always been a positive one, Kristi is very down to earth, easy to work with and very knowledgeable regarding travel. If she doesn't have an answer to my question she will go to great lengths to get me what I need to know.

We always feel confident and ready the day of travel because of Kristi's efforts.
She consistently provides useful and up to date information about the trip, and always checks in after we get home to see how things went and if everything was up to our standards.

I have referred numerous people to Kristi over the years and I will continue to use her as our travel agent because of the excellent service she provides.



I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you! It was great working with you too! Looking forward to working with you again!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
29 of 58 people found this review helpful

A Wonderful Vacation!

Reviewed By Barb M. - Edina, MN | Traveled to Marco Island ~ Florida ~ USA
Kristi is an excellent travel concierge, and the person I trust with all of my travel plans. Her knowledge, expertise and demeanor make the planning process easy and fun! I have recommended her to several friends and they are all very satisfied with her great service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Wow, I am honored and I appreciate it. I love being your travel concierge and can't wait to help you plan your next trip.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Wedding/Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jonathan - Fairfax, VA | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Kristi was AMAZING. She planned our Wedding week and Honeymoon to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. She went above and beyond to help us. She played liaison between us and the resort. She assisted us in questions and concerns to get sorted out even after we were introduced (via email) to the wedding coordinator. This to me, was above when she needed to do. Even after everything was set in stone and paid for, she still kept in regular contact to make sure everything was transitioning smoothly. We are considering a tropical vacation later this year with people from Buffalo, Ny, the Twin Cities, MN, Denver, CO and Washington DC. I will definitely contact Kristi to coordinate and set up our resort!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Hawaii - Oahu, Maui, & Kona

Reviewed By Tami - Woodbury, MN | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Kind, Helpful, accommodating, and follows up with travel/flight changes. Provided welcome message when arrived. We will use Ali again for sure.

Ali gave us ideas of things to do on each island, but did a great job booking our flight and hotels/resorts on each island.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
30 of 61 people found this review helpful

Amazing destination wedding!

Reviewed By Turk Family - Brainerd, MN | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Kristi worked really hard at arranging our daughters destination wedding to Puerto Vallarta. She planned the trip for 12 of us. Every detail was taken care of including the park and fly motel.

Kristi did an amazing job and we recommend her to anyone who is planning a to travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Oh thank you so much! I am glad that you had such a great time and enjoyed Puerto Vallarta. Ready to plan your next big adventure.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
27 of 56 people found this review helpful

Mazatlan Trip

Reviewed By EMT - Minneapolis Minnesota | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
The hotel check in didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. No one was there to direct us to the "elite" guest area, so we first ended up in the regular check in lines and the desk clerk got perturbed with me because I was the wrong area and wasting his time when many other people were waiting.

The other thing was that we didn't receive the " carnival" basket in our room that everyone else received.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you for letting me know about these issues, it’s always good to know, and try to fix. We submitted the request for the extra amenities, and I did follow up with the hotel manager as soon as I was made aware, so hopefully they made everything right! I hope the rest of your trip turned out fabulous, and I look forward to working with you again in the future!!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Costa Rica is a must see

Reviewed By Nadine Babu - St. Louis Park, MN | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
I've worked with Kristi for about 3-4 years now. She is fantastic. She makes planning a vacation very effortless. I have referred her to numerous friends, all whom have been extremely happy with her customer service, planning, and knowledge.

Kristi is the type of agent you can text on a weekend, when you're on vacation, and she'll get back to you and answer any of your questions. She's also great at finding excellent deals, and working with your dates.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
2 of 7 people found this review helpful

The best resort we have been to.

Reviewed By Josh and Stacy - Paynesville, MN | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would highly recommend working with Ali for all of your travel needs. She was very patient with us trying to find exactly what we were looking for. She was very timely in getting quotes to us. All of her recommendations were top notch. It was great not having to worry about transfers, seat assignments, etc. We will be using her services in the future for all of our travel needs. Thanks again
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
30 of 63 people found this review helpful

We had a great time

Reviewed By Becky - Waseca, Minnesota | Traveled to Caribbean
We have done a large family cruise thru Ali and a small family cruise. We had a great time on both vacations. Ali set everything up, we didn't have any issues. She contacted us several times to see if we had any questions and to double check that everything was in place. I would recommend her services and we will be using her again in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you! It was great working with you too! Looking forward to working with you again!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Eliminated the stress, hassle, and risk for us!

Reviewed By mark e. - lakeville, mn | Traveled to Mexico
Ali did an awesome job for us. We were a family of 4 traveling outside of the US for the first time. One of the reasons we decided to use a travel agents was to minimize risk - forgetting passports, not knowing to arrange shuttles, currency exchange, what hotel would suit us best - these were all concerns of ours.

Not only did Ali have the answers and guidance for the risks above, but she took all the hassle and stress out of the entire planning process.

There were no hiccups, no surprises, and no issues with our trip - and we had an awesome vacation!

Thanks Ali.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
29 of 64 people found this review helpful

Cancun

Reviewed By Zeb - Wilson, Wisconsin | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She consistently provided destinations that exceeded our expectations. Overall she made sure all details were complete to make sure our trip went well.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you! It was great working with you too! Looking forward to working with you again!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
26 of 58 people found this review helpful

Torks take Mexico

Reviewed By Tork Family - Windsor, WI | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Ali always succeeds in impressing us with her ability to choose a wonderful vacation for us. Whether we are traveling just the 2 of us or with our children she does an amazing job guiding us to the ideal destination for the best price. We have used Ali multiple times in the past and plan to continue to enlist her support for another trip in 2017. I have and will refer her to many friends and family. Ali is great!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
I love working with you too. Thank you so much for the referrals.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
24 of 54 people found this review helpful

Many great vacations!

Reviewed By Stacy - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Kristi has helped plan so many trips, domestic, international, immediate family with kids, extended family, traveling with seniors. Vacation packages and/or airline only!

She is so helpful and has great ideas and will work with you until you get the travel you need and want.

It has been a pleasure working with her for our travels to Maui, NYC, DC, San Francisco, Paris, and London!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thanks Stacy!! It's always so fun helping you plan your next big adventure!!! Keep in touch!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
24 of 55 people found this review helpful

Cruising the Caribbean

Reviewed By Nanc - Oakdale, MN | Traveled to Caribbean
Ali was the best! I don't travel often so am new to all the flight requirements, cruising and the excursions. She made suggestions and gave us helpful hints. She answered all my questions (very pleasantly) and was a joy to work with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thanks so much! Happy to help, and looking forward to hearing about how everything went on your cruise!!!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
23 of 55 people found this review helpful

Destination Wedding Extravaganza!

Reviewed By Eric & Jon - Saint Paul, MN | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Having Kristi plan our wedding in Playa del Carmen was a fantastic experience! Not only was the resort she suggested a great place (fantastic amenities, great staff) it was also in our budget.
She helped us find a location that was friendly to same-sex couples, so we felt comfortable.

We had a total group of 39 people attend, and to have Kristi there to help us handle them all was invaluable. Actually, my husband and I didn't have to do much at all :)

Kristi also made the process a lot of fun too! She is professional, but we had a good number of laughs while working with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Oh Yay! Thank you!! It was an awesome wedding to help plan, thank you for letting me be a part of it all!! Thanks for your kind words, and I can't wait to work with you guys again soon!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
23 of 56 people found this review helpful

2015 Vacation

Reviewed By Nicole - Richfield,MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean

Always a pleasure working with Ali, she is always so helpful in answering questions and finding the best deal.

For the 2nd year in a row Ali has helped us book a great vacation to Punta Cana staying at the Memories Splash Punta Cana. We love this hotel and will cont to call Ali to book us year after year.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Aaaw! Thank you!! Always a pleasure sending you back 'home'!!!!!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
23 of 56 people found this review helpful

Exceptional Agent

Reviewed By Renee - Afton, MN | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ali is an exceptional agent. Not only is she timely with the required travel documents, she is extremely knowledgeable about the various areas to which we have traveled. She takes the time to know you individually and learns your likes and dislikes of traveling and based off that information offers you several options from which to choose.
We have trusted Ali for five years in a row now and never have had a bad experience. She works tirelessly to make sure her clients are provided the best service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you! It's always fun working with you guys and your crazy adventures!!!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
26 of 64 people found this review helpful

Amazing Getaway!

Reviewed By Anna - Woodbury, Mn | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
I have been working with Ali for the last few years and she goes above and beyond! I wouldn't even consider working with someone else!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thanks! I have enjoyed working with you too!
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
20 of 59 people found this review helpful

Spring break trip

Reviewed By Jamie - Belle Plaine, mn | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Kristi has amazing knowledge in the travel field. Having traveled to many destinations herself she is able to provide excellent review and give excellent recommendations on where to travel, where to stay and what to do once you get there. We were deciding where to take our kids on spring break and wanted to experience Mexico. Of course we had a budget we had to stay within and Kristi was able to provide us with an amazing trip at an excellent family friendly hotel and we came in under budget!!
My kids had a blast and didn't want to come home. We can't wait to book our next family vacation with Kristi!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kristi "Ali" Mackedanz responded:
Thank you! It was great working with you too! Looking forward to working with you and your family again.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO