Originally Posted by Rissa519
Jharris.... thanks for the advice, i was leaning towards finding a good travel agent for everyone to use, I thought it made sense as well, I was just curious if their discount when you called them was worth it they have been very vague about what the discount would be. Also... the WC at the royal told me that they arrange the vendors, even the DJ? I wanted to get the pricing for DJ Doremixx that so many have used and gave great reviews, and the WC told me they make the arrangements with them, I was wondering if anyone else had the resort do this? Is it more expensive to have the resort plan it? I had sent an email to the DJ directly for pricing and package options but haven't had a response from them.
We are using destinationweddings.com ourselves. Going local may be easier if most of your guests live in your area. The resort handles all the planning - your agent just arranges travel. Although they can help with the planning. It just depends on what kind of planner they are. My guests received a 30% discount. However they had to put a room deposit down - $200 for double occupancy and the minimum is 10 rooms to keep your discount. The resort does specials during late summer to early fall to get people to book. If you're okay with waiting you can get a great rate. That's what we did. We got an early booking discount in August and got 10 rooms reserved - so now any guest gets the rate too.
Just tell your resort coordinator what you want and need and they'll arrange it for you. They can be slow in response - so keep that in mind. I'm sure you read that 1,000x on here. LOL