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#3571 Shelly21

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    Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:04 PM


    Welcome Cathy!

    They have been taking longer than usual because this is their busy season (I think), and also one of the WC's there, Yessica (My coordinator) went on maternity leave, so they are directing all of her emails to other coordinators. If you really can't wait, you can try calling them.

    Originally Posted by Cathy L 

    First of all congrats to all the brides to be!  I'm new to this site and forum and was thinking of Dreams, Puna Cana for my destination wedding in December 2011. I have emailed Dreams to confirm if my date is available 1.5 weeks ago but no one has responded yet.  Is any other bride having issues getting responses from their wedding coordinator?

     

    Thanks!



     


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    #3572 Shelly21

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      Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:06 PM


      Sorry to hear that :(

      Definitely hard to make big changes...

      Originally Posted by MsClarke724 

      So I am sad to report that I am considering changing my resort :(  I have been waiting for apple to release their charter flights for Jan 2012 and they have.  Prices are still slightly over $1900 per person for the week.  I would switch resorts before I asked my guests to pay that much.   My guests really want to start booking now so that they have time to make payments.  My travel agent is confident that prices will drop and if my guests pay $30 than they will be guaranteed the lowest price.  However, I really can't rely on her confidence (she can't guarantee it)... and I don't know how much longer I should wait... she has recommended checking out Ocean Blue & Sand.  I am super sad because I really have my heart set on Dreams, but I would rather have more of my friends and family able to come. :( :( :( :( to be continued.............



       


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      #3573 Lasallebabe

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        Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:13 PM



        MsClarke724: is the $1900 the book price or the group rate? My book rate was about $2300 from Calgary (that was almost a year ago when I frist went to the TA). He put in an inquiry with the tour provider (Air Canada Vacations) and the Group Dept came back with  a price of about $1400.  Confirm with your TA ---and  for back up, I would call Apple group bookings myself...another option might be to switch tour companies?? Good luck.

         

         

        Originally Posted by MsClarke724 

        So I am sad to report that I am considering changing my resort :(  I have been waiting for apple to release their charter flights for Jan 2012 and they have.  Prices are still slightly over $1900 per person for the week.  I would switch resorts before I asked my guests to pay that much.   My guests really want to start booking now so that they have time to make payments.  My travel agent is confident that prices will drop and if my guests pay $30 than they will be guaranteed the lowest price.  However, I really can't rely on her confidence (she can't guarantee it)... and I don't know how much longer I should wait... she has recommended checking out Ocean Blue & Sand.  I am super sad because I really have my heart set on Dreams, but I would rather have more of my friends and family able to come. :( :( :( :( to be continued.............



         



        #3574 Cathy L

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          Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:47 PM

          Thanks Shelly21!



          #3575 ska2m

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            Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:03 PM

            OH No! What about maybe changing the date, maybe January is peak season..... could you check other dates? I also wouldn't rely on the prices"dropping". 
             

            Originally Posted by MsClarke724 

            So I am sad to report that I am considering changing my resort :(  I have been waiting for apple to release their charter flights for Jan 2012 and they have.  Prices are still slightly over $1900 per person for the week.  I would switch resorts before I asked my guests to pay that much.   My guests really want to start booking now so that they have time to make payments.  My travel agent is confident that prices will drop and if my guests pay $30 than they will be guaranteed the lowest price.  However, I really can't rely on her confidence (she can't guarantee it)... and I don't know how much longer I should wait... she has recommended checking out Ocean Blue & Sand.  I am super sad because I really have my heart set on Dreams, but I would rather have more of my friends and family able to come. :( :( :( :( to be continued.............



             



            #3576 MsClarke724

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              Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:24 PM

               

              @Lasallebabe the prices were the booking price - group price was about the same.  My travel agent works specifically with Apple.  I've even had a few other travel agents see what they could find and no luck.

               

              @ska2m  January is what works best for my fiance's job and our parents - we've already sent out save the dates so I'd like to keep it



              #3577 Shelly21

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                Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

                @MsClarke - my aunt tried to find a group rate with belair travel and found an amazing price that no other company could match...I think it was something like $1170 (with a group of 11 couples). This rate was quoted for November 23rd 2011 departure from Toronto (YYZ). I'm not sure where you're flying out from but check their prices, good luck!


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                #3578 princesskaos

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                  Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:45 AM

                  MsClarke - I am also having my wedding at Dreams in Jan 2012 (Jan 20th) and we received a quote from our travel agent through Sunwing (leaving from Toronto) for approx $1400 per person which isn't too bad for January since it is still considered peak season. 



                  #3579 gracielemon

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                    Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:03 PM

                    I am having my wedding at Dreams Palm Beach in October 2011. Through my travel agent I was able to get a group rate of

                    3 nights rates    $267.00 per person

                    4 nights rates  $346.00 per person

                     5 nights rates  $425.00 per person

                     plus airfare!!

                     

                    so definitely doable to keep it affordable for your guests! If you want my travel agents info email me at gracielemon@gmail.com



                    #3580 shastalc

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                      Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:05 PM



                      Hi Princesskaos..haha i love the name...My name is Liz and this is my first post here. I am getting married at Dreams Punta Cana also ...we are there from Jan 12-19th and we get married on the 16th at the Gazebo a symbolic ceremony...we then leave for our honeymoon on the 19th -26th for the Majestic Elegance perfered club ocean view suite...its going to be a long long summer and winter waiting for this wedding..lol...but something we have in common to wait for..i hope we can keep each other posted on how things are going and help each other out with our plalns...this is a great site..i am greatful for all help i can get xoxoxo

                       



                      Originally Posted by princesskaos 

                      MsClarke - I am also having my wedding at Dreams in Jan 2012 (Jan 20th) and we received a quote from our travel agent through Sunwing (leaving from Toronto) for approx $1400 per person which isn't too bad for January since it is still considered peak season. 



                       






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