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#2661 kmm8984

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    Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

    Hi everyone! I just got my confirmation from Sandra today for February 18, 2012! It looks like this forum has tons of information!



    #2662 AmyG

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      Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:10 AM


      Welcome kmm8984!!!  Congrats on getting your confirmnation from Sandra!  I am a March 16, 2012 bride!  This forum is AWESOME!  I have gotten so much help and feedback on here that it has really made my planning a lot easier!  :-)

       

      -Amy
       

      Originally Posted by kmm8984 

      Hi everyone! I just got my confirmation from Sandra today for February 18, 2012! It looks like this forum has tons of information!





      #2663 82turtles

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        Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

        Hi Amy,

        That seems pretty standard if you're doing a group room block. I had to put down a deposit of $100 per room, then as guests book and put down their $100 to hold the room, my deposit gets credited back to me and will go towards my final costs.

        The amount deposit will vary I'm sure based on who your TA goes through as the tour operator. Your TA should be able to give you a copy of the contract prior to signing so you can go over it in detail. I would be careful about reserving TOO many rooms -- some contracts may state that if you drop below more than 50% of your original block, you may no longer qualify for the group rates. Also, make sure you understand very clearly the deadlines for dropping extra rooms from the block, so you don't get stuck having to pay for unoccupied rooms!!

         

        FYI, my rooms were booked under the new management - as a NOW Resort property. I'm working with one of the TA from this BDW forum. If you have any questions, let me know!

        Originally Posted by AmyG 

        Wow that's awesome, my quote was for 80 rooms being held (that's too many rooms, but my TA wanted to be on the safe side) and my deposit required by the resort was $5500.  Something is not right. 

        Are you working with a travel agent or doing it on your own?....also, did you book your rooms when the resort was under previous management, the Paradisus Resort or was it recently through The Now?

         

        Thanks!!!

         

         


         




        #2664 AmyG

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          Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:55 AM

          Thanks 82turtles!  I did go over all of the details with my TA after I posted on here and he made me feel better by saying basically what you told me about how I would get the money back as each guest paid towards their deposits.  It just seemed like a lot to put out, but I'd rather be safe by having the rooms put aside and the better rate for my guests.  I also got the absolute final deadline, which I believe is 100 days prior to the event, to drop the rooms to get the remaining balance back.  I am going to go forward with paying the deposit.  :-)

           

          Originally Posted by 82turtles 

          Hi Amy,

          That seems pretty standard if you're doing a group room block. I had to put down a deposit of $100 per room, then as guests book and put down their $100 to hold the room, my deposit gets credited back to me and will go towards my final costs.

          The amount deposit will vary I'm sure based on who your TA goes through as the tour operator. Your TA should be able to give you a copy of the contract prior to signing so you can go over it in detail. I would be careful about reserving TOO many rooms -- some contracts may state that if you drop below more than 50% of your original block, you may no longer qualify for the group rates. Also, make sure you understand very clearly the deadlines for dropping extra rooms from the block, so you don't get stuck having to pay for unoccupied rooms!!

           

          FYI, my rooms were booked under the new management - as a NOW Resort property. I'm working with one of the TA from this BDW forum. If you have any questions, let me know!


           




          #2665 82turtles

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            Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

            You're welcome!
            Yeah, it's a lot of money up front, which kinda sucks, but we figured it was worth it to make sure we had rooms blocked for people and lock in the rate like you mentioned, plus in the end the deposit goes towards what we would have to pay for our travel expenses anyways. And anything extra gets refunded to us. No money lost!

            Thanks 82turtles!  I did go over all of the details with my TA after I posted on here and he made me feel better by saying basically what you told me about how I would get the money back as each guest paid towards their deposits.  It just seemed like a lot to put out, but I'd rather be safe by having the rooms put aside and the better rate for my guests.  I also got the absolute final deadline, which I believe is 100 days prior to the event, to drop the rooms to get the remaining balance back.  I am going to go forward with paying the deposit.  :-)

             


             



            #2666 jystar13

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              Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:00 AM

              hi ladies!

               

              we just got back from our wedding at the now sapphire on friday.  our wedding was on feb 19th and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!! it went even better then we could have imagined!!!!! daniela was so great and she had every detail from every email that i have sent her, it is definitely a little stressful right before you go because you don't have everything clearly set via email, but once we got there and met with her i had NO worries.  she is wonderful! and the resort is amazing also, all the staff was sooo accomodating and friendly, the food was good.  we had 62 people with our group and everyone had such a great time.  we want to go back already!


              now sapphire riviera cancun - february 19, 2011 - 63 booked :)

              #2667 82turtles

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                Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:25 PM

                Yay!! Welcome back and congrats on being a MRS jystar!!! Excited to see your pics and hear more about it!!



                hi ladies!

                 

                we just got back from our wedding at the now sapphire on friday.  our wedding was on feb 19th and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!! it went even better then we could have imagined!!!!! daniela was so great and she had every detail from every email that i have sent her, it is definitely a little stressful right before you go because you don't have everything clearly set via email, but once we got there and met with her i had NO worries.  she is wonderful! and the resort is amazing also, all the staff was sooo accomodating and friendly, the food was good.  we had 62 people with our group and everyone had such a great time.  we want to go back already!





                #2668 jaycee

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                  Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:19 PM

                  Hello

                   

                  That is great about your wedding??

                  Did you have a private dinner and reception function?

                  Anything you can recommend or think you would change?

                   

                  We are getting married there April 15th 2011..

                   

                  Thanks so much



                  #2669 jystar13

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                    Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:42 PM

                    hi ladies-

                     

                    i haven't had a chance to sit down and write a big review, but i figured i'd hop on and try post a few pics for you guys, they aren't coming out good on here but i have plenty more pictures that i can send you if you want me to, just send me your email and i will share my pics.  

                     

                    1.JPG

                    they were setting up the ceremony, i kept it simple and put fans on every other seat...

                     

                     

                    we had our reception on the beach terrace, it was perfect, and we loved having at that location, there as a nice breeze and when the moon came out over the water it was sooo beautiful!  all the stress and worries i had about everything went away after our first meeting with daniela, she was amazing!!!!!!!!  

                     


                    now sapphire riviera cancun - february 19, 2011 - 63 booked :)

                    #2670 Jamon24

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                      Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:50 AM


                      Congrats Jystar!!

                       

                      We had our wedding last saturday also, and ladies jystar is correct, Daniela is amazing. She handled every last detail, any problem we had she took care of, if we needed to set aside chairs for our guests for dinners she had it done. SO dont worry your in good hands!!

                      Originally Posted by jystar13 

                      hi ladies-

                       

                      i haven't had a chance to sit down and write a big review, but i figured i'd hop on and try post a few pics for you guys, they aren't coming out good on here but i have plenty more pictures that i can send you if you want me to, just send me your email and i will share my pics.  

                       

                      1.JPG

                      they were setting up the ceremony, i kept it simple and put fans on every other seat...

                       

                       

                      we had our reception on the beach terrace, it was perfect, and we loved having at that location, there as a nice breeze and when the moon came out over the water it was sooo beautiful!  all the stress and worries i had about everything went away after our first meeting with daniela, she was amazing!!!!!!!!  

                       



                       






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