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#4271 Carolina13

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    Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:16 AM

    Originally Posted by nrbc919 

    I have a question that I haven't really seen asked before in the forum. For anyone who doesn't mind, would you be so kind as to share with me group rate prices you have gotten. You can private message me at nrbc919@aol.com. I just want to have an idea that the prices I'm getting or coming up with are good or not. Thanks.

    Hey Natalie,

     

    I'm also working on travel arrangements. I got rates from Wright Travel and Liberty Travel. I'll email them to you :)



    #4272 Carolina13

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      Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:22 AM

      Originally Posted by jackiem44 

      Teammissick- I'm not sure if your set on not working with a TA but I would highly recommend it! They will be able to handle everyone's questions so it's less stress for you! Also, my TA booked through apple vacations which has a wedding promo code that they use.. This promo code saved each guest $25 on their trip, plus we got $12 per person off ours, which ended up being $250 off! Also with apple round trip transfers from airport were included..

      Hey Jackie,

       

      Did you have to give a deposit for each room you blocked? How does apple vacations work?

       

      I'm trying to figure out which TA is better. That's nice that your guests got a discount.

       

      Thanks



      #4273 skyy

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        Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

        nrbc919, I just emailed you about the group rates my TA gave me.... 



        #4274 TeamMissick

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          Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

          Jackiem44, thank you for your info. Although it would be nice not to have to be the "go to girl" for everyone's questions, I feel like the resort can/will offer ME more because of the number of rooms I plan to book. We'll see....I still have a year to go so I have options. Plus, I kinda feel like ppl will have more control of their spending options and will know they got the best deal for them. Dreams also offers a discount on blocks of rooms (if I'm not mistaken) and room ugrades, etc.  

           

          Grace Torres, thanks for the AMSTAR info. What has your experience been like getting upgrades/discounts/freebies on things for YOU and YOUR FI? Any additional throw ins for the ceremony, your room, spa, etc? I'm going with the Wedding in Paradise (free) package because I expect much more than 20 guests so it doesn't make sense to me to spend a couple of grand on an upgraded package and then still have to spend more on additional ppl, add-ons, etc.
           



          #4275 nrbc919

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            Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:25 PM

            Originally Posted by Carolina13 

            Hey Natalie,

             

            I'm also working on travel arrangements. I got rates from Wright Travel and Liberty Travel. I'll email them to you :)

            Ok. I look forward to receiving them.

             

            Originally Posted by skyy 

            nrbc919, I just emailed you about the group rates my TA gave me.... 

             

            Skyy i received your email... thanks. I responded.



            #4276 jackiem44

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              Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

              Carolina13,

               

              We just had to put a deposit down for our personal room. Then when our guests decided to book, they did the same. Our deposit was around $300 for 10days in the honeymoon suite. We didn't have to make the final payment until 2 months before departure. Apple also offers an insurance for an additional $90 p/p that guarantees the cheapest rates up until they day we leave. This insurance has given us $450 back on our trip, however none of our guests rates have gone down.

               

              We went this route since we knew we wouldnt have a huge amount of guests coming (27), so we didnt have to worry about the hotel being fully booked.



              #4277 Carolina13

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                Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

                Originally Posted by jackiem44 

                Carolina13,

                 

                We just had to put a deposit down for our personal room. Then when our guests decided to book, they did the same. Our deposit was around $300 for 10days in the honeymoon suite. We didn't have to make the final payment until 2 months before departure. Apple also offers an insurance for an additional $90 p/p that guarantees the cheapest rates up until they day we leave. This insurance has given us $450 back on our trip, however none of our guests rates have gone down.

                 

                We went this route since we knew we wouldnt have a huge amount of guests coming (27), so we didnt have to worry about the hotel being fully booked.

                Thank you so much for the info.

                 

                By the way, your day is around the corner yay how exciting!!  Are you getting nervous? When are you leaving?



                #4278 ChiStine2012

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                  Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

                  Yadira,

                   

                  I woud also like to see your pictures, if you do not mind sharing ... chistine2012@yahoo.com. I am getting married October 10th! I'm so anxious. I have yet to choose from Himitsu or the El Patio!



                  #4279 msvasq

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                    Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:06 AM

                    Originally Posted by jackiem44 

                    Well my boxes are still sitting in customs, I'm not freaking out just yet though! I didn't realize this when we shipped, but their is an additional fee you have to pay to clear customs which ended up being another $100.. I'll keep you posted!

                     

                    jackie, wondering why you decided to ship vs travel with the packages in separate luggages? im considering taking things me.

                     

                    & i really really hope everything goes through soon & intact!!!!!



                    #4280 jackiem44

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                      Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:17 AM

                      Msvasq- my fiancĀ© talked me into it! With his job he works closely with FedEx, so he has "people" on the inside watching it.. If we didn't have this connection I would not of shipped anything.. Both of our moms offered to give up a peace of their luggage for us to use do we wouldn't have to pay extra, but we just didn't want them to have to worry about anything.. FedEx finally updated the tracking page yesterday and it looks like we made it through customs, so hopefully it will make it to the resort now!




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