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  1. You don't need to bring chair covers. They use white covers during both unless you request otherwise. I am pretty sure this is their standard.
  2. Sharon99

    To travel agent or not to travel agent?

    By no means was a I trying to right a negative review. I was simply trying to give my fair and balanced opinion of everything related to accommodations for our wedding. Reviews aside either positive or negative, the nature of your response seems aggressive and somewhat harsh. While I still do not feel there were any glaring problems with our trip, there were questionable items which occurred. While there was no blame being necessarily pointed. My husband booked our room with Teresa and had no problems at all, he stated numerous times that he had no issues. He booked the room we wanted and paid for it all up front. The questionable part came to when we got to the resort and they had us booked for a different room. The concierge even asked to see our voucher to show what room we booked, almost as if he didn't believe us, luckily my husband had it. The Vacations 4 Less voucher did say the right room, exactly as we requested. Where the mix up happened, who knows...but was not putting blame directly on Vacations 4 Less. As for the friend who arrived the day we did. He was the one who originally booked the room and was the first to arrive. One would have expected the room to be found under his name. Once again, not a complaint just a description of what occurred. Another couple that was in our party that arrived on Tuesday was told they did not have a room booked for them. The hotel asked for another deposit for a room and asked if they could stop back in a few hours after having lunch and some drinks. After about 2-3 hours when they stopped back at the front desk, the hotel stated that they did find the room. Once again, not pointing blame anywhere, just giving an description of what occurred. Communication preferences are subjective and each person views them differently. Just as I had my thoughts, you had yours. Like I said it was subjective and not made to offend anyone. As I stated above, nothing I wrote was meant to be negative. My only goal was to write an honest description of what occurred. If you took all of this to be negative, than there is nothing else to say about that. I will say however that the tone of your response was rude and almost disrespectful, writing things like "hit the lottery" and "what did you want her to do" is just not needed. I am here simply to express my experience and not be criticized. I understand that you refer people to Vacations 4 Less and that is fine, but try to be impartial and let people express their opinions...which is why people come to this site to begin with.
  3. Sharon99

    To travel agent or not to travel agent?

    WOW! I am actually sitting here shocked, calling me out as a liar. Why would I make any of this up. I too have the emails. I emailed her March 2nd. "Hi Teresa, I wanted to touch base with you since it has been months since I have received any correspondence from your office in regards to our trip. Is there any way you can provide me with a list of all of our guests who have booked their trip? I would like to also confirm their arrival and departure dates so if you can send me that information I would appreciate it. Also, please let me know if there are any outstanding issues with our reservations that need to be addressed." YES she sent me a list on March 2nd - her response "Hi Sharon, Nice to hear from you. We usually don't correspond with you unless we are missing something... Your group's rooming list has been finalized per the attached rooming list. We will follow up with your guest regarding final payments on March 14th which is the due date. Once the group is finalized the resort will provide the hotel confirmation numbers so we can prepare the Hotel Vouchers which we will send via email to each guest and it will just need to be printed and presented to the hotel upon check-in." Exactly as I said she does not email you reservations when people book unless you ask. I just assumed there would be more communication... So I never received another list after I asked for it. I emailed about a month later for another list and she said it was the same. It clearly wasn't because we had 2 more guests book after she sent me this and their reservations were not in the system when they tried to check in. Whether it was her or the resorts fault I had emailed her from the resort to ask if she could make sure the rest of the guests had reservations. I am sorry I again assumed she would have called them to make sure... Also, most of my guests did say they never got receipts...again why would I make this up. As I ended the 1st post again I will say every time I needed something she did get back to me. My original post was not to bash her it was me merely giving my opinion which I thought forums were for...
  4. There are tons of threads on this topic... We got legally married the day after we came back from Mexico. We took our marriage license and went to a local judge, he said a few words & we were married. Super fast. It was just him & I. No one else and it was perfect. We both wore jeans! We didnt want to do a big or small thing because we will never celebrate that day. Our weddinganniversary is Mexico. After we left the courthouse we went to lunch like a normal day. My plan all along was to get married before we left for Mexico but it was actually hard to do! Trying to track down a district judge that would do it & had the available dates was impossible! It was actually shocking! lol But I am glad we did it when we came home because it brought back all our emotions and memories from Mexico. We didnt tell anyone about it at first but in Mexico some people asked about the legal work and we then told them but only if they asked. And no one thought any different of our wedding in Mexico. Basically, its whatever you want to do. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Good luck & congrats!
  5. Sharon99

    To travel agent or not to travel agent?

    I would tell her the prices so she can match or use someone else. I also used Teresa & was not impressed and felt like once they got our depositsbookings they didn't care. I did not hear from them from when we signed until the month before when I asked for an update to who was booked. (about 6 months) I thought that was also a little ridiculous. With the amount of money spent you could at least send an email with a hey here is who booked so far or the booking deadline is coming...anything. I had questioned the lack of communication to Teresa & her response was they dont do that... We also had some issues with guests checking in including US. I emailed Teresa from the resort about it & to make sure no other guests had issues & to make sure their reservations were confirmed. She responded rudely to me and basically said they had rooms. Yeah, they had rooms because WE resolved the issues from that day. She never even bothered to check because the 2 days later a guest who supposedly had a reservation was not in their system. Also, most of our guests complained that they never received email confirmations and receipts and a few responses were "lost". I will say on a positive note that every time I emailed I did receive a response. I guess I just expected more seeing as she made out with our group block. We had 27 guests in total... Good luck to you.
  6. I like the 2nd one since its more tropical looking!
  7. Sharon99

    Share your Etsy Finds!

    I agree the tutu is adorable!
  8. Aw thanks so much! Your too sweet. I think your photos are amazing too. You look stunning in every shot!
  9. Me in my Badgley Mischka shoes!! Got so many compliments on them!
  10. Sharon99

    Show off your shoes....

    Show off your shoes....
  11. I had gerber daisies! They are a simple, bright & fun flower. I was going for the tropical look and thought they would work perfectly. My girls had the same bouquet but it was smaller than mine. It had hot pink, orange and yellow in it. Sorry, this is the only picture I have at work with the flowers! lol
  12. Post your bouquet and inspiration pics here
  13. We used MTM and got married at EPM on May 3rd. We actually just received all our photos yesterday, 575 of them! He posted some of ours on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150898793854487.430757.18683524486&type=3 and I posted some on mine. If you want to see just request me. They did some really awesome reflection shots that I LOVE too!! Definitely creative & it shows in every shot!
  14. Congrats! We did a room block of 20 rooms and had over 6 months to add or remove rooms in our group at no cost. We had to add a few rooms on towards the end but the TA just did it on her own. We chose the room block because the rate is much cheaper than we could find anywhere and if the resorts rates went cheaper then what we paid our rates would drop but only if you were in the group rate. I think it was definitely worth it and like danak71 said if there is extra money you get the refund or it pays your part.
  15. This is my favorite thread and I am finally posting my own!! Here are a few pics that make me smile when I look at them! I had to stop at 5...it would have been an album! We are all on the beach with our guests circling us - laughing! Trying to jump on his back! I made it! Our photographers had us laughing trying to be romantic! Singing into the maracas!
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