I am not sure I could have done it without a travel agent!
Reviewing contracts, reserving seats on the plane/rooms at the hotel, getting connectors and hotels for guests with layovers, collecting payment, etc. For 45 people! I don't have the patience nor the time for that. I handled all at my resort myself and in the early stages she would just step in if I needed extra help. She checks in to make sure everything is handled there, but it's been really good. Are we missing out on resort extras? not sure, but with all the airline extras we got, I am more than happy!
I feel we owe her big! She wasn't a destination wedding specialist, but she is fantastic at what she does!