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#1 LRUSH

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    Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:24 PM

    I am planning a wedding at Dreams Los Cabos in April 2008. So far, we have alot of friends who are so excited to go, but I am concerned about a few people (family included and 1 close friend) who may not have the extra $. We are building a house this year too and don't really want to offer to pay for a bunch of people. I am choosing Dreams b/c I think its the best deal for the $$ for us to have a beautiful wedding + people can have a neat little 4 day / 3 night vacation. For people who went to Dreams, how much did it cost your guests total? I want to be able to give people a heads up so they can save.

    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:27 PM

      send a PM to "host" aka Tammy, she's a TA and had her wedding at Dreams and I'm sure she can help you.

      #3 TammyWright

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      Posted 23 January 2007 - 07:00 PM

      if you are trying to save $$ do not have your wedding in april (unless after april 15th)...the rate is about $100 per night more in april than in may, june, july.

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      #4 mexico15

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        Posted 23 January 2007 - 07:20 PM

        We are staying at Dreams, Puerto Vallarta mid April...and our guests are paying $930 plus airfare for 5day/4 nights in the Deluxe Room and $1356 plus airfare for 7day/6night in the Deluxe Room. Hope that kinda helps you.

        #5 LRUSH

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          Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:50 AM

          Oh (sigh of relief). That is alot less expensive than I expected. I went to a destination wedding one time at Sandals Royal Carribean in Jamaica... We spent $3000 (including airfair) for 2 people for 5 nights. I guess Dreams is a little cheaper.

          #6 LRUSH

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            Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:49 PM

            Yesica quoted me $220 per person per day after April 15th. I am booking 2008 now, but am being offered 2007 prices. This is including the 10 room block discount. Do you guys think this is a good deal? Anyone going with a travel agent to get better deals?

            #7 TammyWright

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            Posted 26 January 2007 - 03:04 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by LRUSH
            Yesica quoted me $220 per person per day after April 15th. I am booking 2008 now, but am being offered 2007 prices. This is including the 10 room block discount. Do you guys think this is a good deal? Anyone going with a travel agent to get better deals?
            it isnt a really good deal at all...all of my groups are $149-172 per night(per person)...the reason the last one was so high was because the group block was made about 6 months before the wedding...you get better prices if you do your group block 9 months or more before the wedding.

            just a note: it is VERY rare that the resort will offer you a lower group rate than a TA...

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            #8 Ali0624

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              Posted 26 January 2007 - 03:16 PM

              I am in the same boat. We are at the Hilton, but regardless a destination wedding alone means that guests are going to have shell out significant $ to attend. I just have to keep telling myself that this is just one of the downsides of choosing to have this type of wedding. I'm hoping that with the advanced notice those who are close to me will be there, but being realistic they might not all be able to. But, when it comes down to it, this is the only wedding I would like to have.[url=http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=259][img]
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              #9 LRUSH

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                Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:22 PM

                Tammy, I am booking a year and a half in advance - may 2008. They are going to have to do better. Any tips on bargaining?
                I take it you worked through a TA and would recommend it? I am leaning this way.

                #10 Nrvsbride

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                  Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:26 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by LRUSH
                  Tammy, I am booking a year and a half in advance - may 2008. They are going to have to do better. Any tips on bargaining?
                  I take it you worked through a TA and would recommend it? I am leaning this way.

                  Tammy is a TA who specializes in DW. A lot of the girls on this board are using her as their TA (including myself). She is just amazing and she can get you great deals. I would highly reccomend using her.

                  -Glenda




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