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#3911 luna1923

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    Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:53 PM

    As usual, you ladies are awesome!! thanx for the info!
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    #3912 Jenny310

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      Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:28 PM

      As for the tables we are doing places we've traveled instead of table numbers. We figured it would make it more personal.

      For the photog we are using Victor Herrrera. He has been really quick with his responses and is really reasonably priced. If you go for one of his assistants it's even cheaper! Most importantly we liked the type of photos he takes. Since we are on a tight budget (trying to buy a place too) he told us we can add an adddtional hours up to 5 days in advance which is great so we can see what our money situation is once we are about to fly over.

      #3913 FutureMrsYak

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        Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:27 PM

        Ok I am having major anxiety here, and need someones help! 2011 prices were just listed and they are ALOT higher than my travel agent estimated. We were hoping for Real around 300 a night for our guests that don't have a huge budget just for our wedding. They are listed at $574/night! I can't ask my guests to pay that. We have 11 people including ourselves with flights booked. My first thought was if I can't find anywhere in the price range I'll need to take a loan and pay all of these people back.

        Now I'm looking at the first week in Dec which is still in the price range, I don't think it's major to us to move the wedding up a month...

        My question is now all of these people with flights booked, would it be possible to just move the dates ahead...or would they be out the money and have to pay again?

        I thought DW was supposed to be easier than a regular wedding!!!!!

        #3914 jesmcan

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          Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:37 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by FutureMrsYak
          Ok I am having major anxiety here, and need someones help! 2011 prices were just listed and they are ALOT higher than my travel agent estimated. We were hoping for Real around 300 a night for our guests that don't have a huge budget just for our wedding. They are listed at $574/night! I can't ask my guests to pay that. We have 11 people including ourselves with flights booked. My first thought was if I can't find anywhere in the price range I'll need to take a loan and pay all of these people back.

          Now I'm looking at the first week in Dec which is still in the price range, I don't think it's major to us to move the wedding up a month...

          My question is now all of these people with flights booked, would it be possible to just move the dates ahead...or would they be out the money and have to pay again?

          I thought DW was supposed to be easier than a regular wedding!!!!!
          wooaaahhhh that price is insane.First I would check the on line sites and see what their rates say. Our TA matched any prices as long as our guests paid in full. Also I would maybe look into a group booking and see if that helps.

          Unfortunately if the flight is booked there will be a penalty to change it to another date.

          Taking a loan out? Don't do that I know how you must fell but not to worry there are options. I will call your TA asap and weight out the options.
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          #3915 Lisa DSO

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            Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:44 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by FutureMrsYak
            Ok I am having major anxiety here, and need someones help! 2011 prices were just listed and they are ALOT higher than my travel agent estimated. We were hoping for Real around 300 a night for our guests that don't have a huge budget just for our wedding. They are listed at $574/night! I can't ask my guests to pay that. We have 11 people including ourselves with flights booked. My first thought was if I can't find anywhere in the price range I'll need to take a loan and pay all of these people back.

            Now I'm looking at the first week in Dec which is still in the price range, I don't think it's major to us to move the wedding up a month...

            My question is now all of these people with flights booked, would it be possible to just move the dates ahead...or would they be out the money and have to pay again?

            I thought DW was supposed to be easier than a regular wedding!!!!!
            Oh sweetie, I know :-(. My wedding was supposed to be the saturday before yours, but after checking the prices, we decided to change it to November and the price was greatly reduced.

            I agree with Jesmcan, see what your TA can do. Did your people just put down deposits or how did that work?

            #3916 FutureMrsYak

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              Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:48 PM

              They paid flights full, but haven't paid anything to hold rooms yet. I'm thinking of changing to last week of November into first week of december..looks like about 250 a night! HUGE difference what the heck!

              I will pay the fee for anyone that has already booked that has to change the date...but the TA hopefully can get this taken care of.

              But of course I just emailed my TA and she is out due to illness so who knows when she'll be back!

              #3917 jesmcan

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                Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:53 PM

                FutureMrsYak I just checked prices for you, unfortunetly for some reason the online sites like Expedia say no rooms are available. usually that means because its high season only the hotel will sell rooms.

                I however did go on the Gran Porto site and put in for Jan 7 to the 14th just to see and the rate was $488 for the standard jr suite and unfortunetly the royal at $635 a night. I would def ask about the group rate and see what that can do. A group rate is always 10 rooms or more.

                I like Lisa also changed my date to November from Jan because the prices are so high than because it's high season. But not to worry I am sure your TA can help you resolve this. And if you do need to change the date I would fight the penalty for changing flights. With 11 people that a lot of business for that flight.

                Let us know how it goes I dont know how to do a hug on here but senidng one your way
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                #3918 msglave

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                  Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:55 PM

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                  As far as the violence, that's like saying you're not going to visit California because the violence in New York is too bad. (Some people disagree with my theory of this, but..) Those places are SOOO far apart. The violence is at the border, not in the Americanized tourist cities. As long as she exercises caution and doesn't roam around PDC's alley ways at night alone then she will be fine. LOL Hope this helps.

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                  people are ALWAYS worried about the violence. we were in playa last spring and people thought we were insane for going. it was a complete non-issue! unless you have guests who will be driving through the border towns, they have nothing to worry about. it doesn't affect the resort towns.
                  This is exactly the thing I told her. I really feel like it's an excuse. I said to her-people are always sneaking things on planes and after 9/11, you haven't stopped flying. I'm just really pissed.
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                  #3919 msglave

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                    Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:00 PM

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                    Hi Ladies,

                    1. Tables: We are doing local tequilas with a table number and a bit about the tequila

                    2. The violence issue is a non issue. One of the reasons I love Playa sooooo much is because I feel so safer. Just this past Nov when we were there we were out till 4am and walked around no problem. The people are so friendly. I honestly feel safer there than in New York City.
                    Love the tequila idea! I feel the same way about the violence. She lives in Philadelphia. I told her that it's safer than where she lives. I'm just soooo done!
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                    #3920 FutureMrsYak

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                      Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:07 PM

                      Thank you very much! TA is out of the office tomorrow, but I'm calling first thing in the AM and talk to whoever answers and see what they suggest. Im going away with my FI's family this weekend for a funeral and I'm afraid one of them is going to ask, I want to have a solution to tell them without telling them the prices!

                      I feel better after reading all of your responses, and talking to my mom of course. It will work out, I have a feeling will be moving the wedding up! All that means is less time to wait! <3




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