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The Experts in Event & Trip Planning

So Much to Plan, So Little Time. 

 From the creators of After Dark Events & Entertainment comes the most sought after travel and event service for those of you planning special getaways! We have put together the best of the best in the party, event, travel, and bachelor and bachelorette planning industry to bring you a personalized VIP concierge-style trip planning service.

That’s Where WE come In… 

Do you have a friend getting married and want to throw them the most amazing bachelorette weekend ever? Ok, maybe you’re not down to fly to Mexico right now… we get it! Thinking of taking a road trip or hopping on a quick domestic flight to celebrate state-side? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

The Trip Planning Experts come from a long line of travel gurus. It all started with After Dark Events & Entertainment; which quickly became the most popular vacation entertainment agency for travelers heading to Mexico! After Dark builds packages including the best nightlife, beach parties, boat rentals, tours, excursions and more!

Why Us?

After having such wild success in Mexico, After Dark hand-picked the best and most traveled reps in the company to be named The Trip Planning Experts! This team puts together getaways of a lifetime, anywhere your heart desires, with a focus on the USA! 

Don’t fill yourself with anxiety over the details of your next trip or event. This is EXACTLY what we do every single day, so rest assured, you’re in the right hands. We plan, you enjoy!


Ashley Verrill

Ashley Verrill

Lead Planner

Originally from upstate New York, Ashley has been working in the hospitality, tourism and event space for over 12 years. 

From bachelor and bachelorette trips to destination weddings and corporate getaways to milestone birthday celebrations, Ashley thrives on meeting and exceeding her client’s expectations. If you’re looking for a detail oriented personalized planner who CARES, you found one!

Kara Bianchi

Kara Bianchi

Customer Relations Manager

Born and raised in New Jersey, Kara started working in the event industry when hired to head customer relations for After Dark Events & Entertainment in Mexico. She excels at personalizing itineraries for customers based on their vacation style.

Trust us when we say, if you want to plan the trip of a lifetime, you want Kara on your team.  She truly gets to know you and that’s what makes her customized recommendations so special.

The Team

The Team

Your Travel & Event Experts

Made up of a group of professional planners hand-picked by the best in the business,  The Trip Planning Experts have extensive experience and connections everywhere.

Our number one priority is customer service, which means we will always be in your corner. We pride ourselves on our personalized trip and event planning services and we couldn’t be more proud of the reputation we have built over the years. Contact us today to start your plan!

Empowering Woman Event Planner in Ocean Splashing Photo Shoot

we Work With You To Bring Your Vision to Life, Stress Free.


No matter where you want to go, The Trip Planning Experts will make the necessary arrangements. All you have to do is tell us a little about what you envision and we’ll take it from there; giving you plenty of options and ideas that will make your trip memorable. 

We plan it, we reserve it, you enjoy it! 

  • Unfamiliar with a city but dying to visit? 
  • Maid of Honor and in charge of the bachelorette trip? 
  • Clueless about the latest covid travel protocols?  

No problem. This makes you an ideal candidate for our planning services and we want to help you.



Happy Clients

Wedding Planning Beach Wedding Bride and Groom Cutting Cake

“From the time I inquired with Ashley about a catamaran cruise and private island [wedding] reception she was always prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable. After talking with her we knew it was just what the bride and groom wanted for their celebration! Throughout the planning process Ashley answered any questions we had and made sure to tailor the event to us. 

Fast forward to the day of the reception and she was available by phone for anything we needed. We had buses pick us up at the resort and take us to the marina. The drivers were very friendly and got us there safely. As we boarded the catamaran there was a saxophone player playing music. This was such a great surprise and addition to the evening. 

The feedback we received on this reception was amazing. The best wedding reception they’ve been to. I highly recommend booking with Ashley for any private event.” – Whitney B. from St Louis, Missouri


Group of Men on Vacation for Bachelor Party Posing

“We had the best tables and service to every club we went with zero issues. It was really ideal to chat via WhatsApp and have everything organized. I even received daily check ups on the night and if there was anything else for the group would like to be added to the experience which was amazing.” 

– Ashvin S. from London, UK

Girls Cheersing Frosé on Bachelorette Weekend Trip

“”BEST decision I made! The customer service is amazing! The staff really go above and beyond to make sure their clients are well taken care of and they outlined everything so I knew just what to expect. Thanks so much for an amazing trip- I’ll be back to party!” – Hailyn C from Carteret, New Jersey

It’s Going to be Perfect

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