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#1621 cutierosie

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    Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:55 AM

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    Yudelka is gone?!?!?! I didn't even know! Has anyone been contacted by the person who will be replacing her? I've been working with just her and I haven't gotten my onsite WC yet...
    Hey, some girl Michaela e-mailed me and she said she was now going to take care of me from the Miami office, her contact info is

    Michaelle Rodriguez <mirodriguez@palaceresorts.com>

    #1622 cutierosie

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      Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:02 PM

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      I know!!! I only have two people with flights booked - no one besides us with rooms yet. I feel like I should be WAY further along than that - I'm trying to resist the urge to start badgering people. We have a clause in our group contract that states that 50% has to be paid by April 5th, so I am nervous that people aren't thinking about it. Our invites just went out though, so hopefully people will start thinking about it more. We'll see. If we don't end up having a lot of people, we will probably just do a shorter cocktail reception with dancing, not a full on dinner! I always figured I'd just do the ipod system - Matt's brother is pretty 'hip' or whatever - he should be able to pick some good music for dancing!
      Hey, so there are two options with the room block, one you pay your room or part of the room block (I recall it was 10%), so we just paid for our room cuz it was cheaper, that way, the group contract is in effect until 45 days prior the wedding.

      As far as how along are you, well my wedding is in 69 days and i only have four total rooms booked (including ours) and we were expecting 30 rooms booked. I am not happy about that, but what I am REALLY Not happy about is how people have complained non-stop about how expensive this all is to them and how selfish of us to have this wedding etc when all along we have paid for every single thing for the wedding.....I will stop digressing, but all i'm saying is crap happens just try to not let it get to you and you have a lot more time to go.... so don't worry too much.

      #1623 nibsmom

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        Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:06 PM

        Cutierosie - I'm sorry people are being whiny! I've really not had too many people complain about the price, which is fortunate. When we went to a destination last summer in Jamaica, it was MUCH more expensive. How long are you having your guest stay for? And if you don't mind me asking, what is your rate?

        I feel like people don't think it's expensive UNTIL they go to book their flights. THEN it's like OMG. I agree - but, I did just have two friends find flights for 299 round trip each.

        I think with our block option the only option we were given was to pay a certain amount of the total block, because I remember we paid 1750 deposit. However, it all went towards our stay. Thanks for the encouragement, and I hope that things get better on your end! I've just resigned myself to the 'whoever wants to be there, will' philosophy.

        #1624 cutierosie

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          Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:07 PM

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          Hey Ladies! I just remembered something I've been meaning to ask! I think I've been forgetting for days...don't you hate that??

          Anyways, does anyone know the specific companies that the MP uses to book excursions? You know, at the counters down in the lobbies? I really want to check some stuff out before I get there if possible!

          Thanks!
          Nina C.
          Hey, so they have this website for the tours and if you need more info there is a contact person to answer your questions, apparently, you have to wait until you arrive to book stuff included in the palace promotion, but if you want something not in the promotion you can book in advance, so here's the info:

          Tours in Cancun and Riviera Maya

          Wily Kantun Uicab <wkantun@palaceresorts.com

          #1625 nibsmom

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            Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:15 PM

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            Is anyone qualifying for the group promotions? If so, which ones? And was it super hard to get guests to book as part of the group rather then them going off to sites like expedia and booking at a cheaper rate? How were you able to sway guests away from doing that?
            Thanks!!
            Emily
            Hey Emily! I have the group promotions. I went through Tammy Host, and she really worked that group contract for me! She's awesome! When I saw your post, I got a little worried...so I checked Orbitz for package deals, and it looks like it's about the same price in the long run. A double is a little cheaper on Orbitz it looks like, but you don't get all the free perks that we have in our contract, like free excursions and airport transfers, etc etc.

            We really haven't said anything or given any information about booking in a different way or at a different hotel. If anyone does, it will be because they do it without us knowing, which I hope wouldn't happen. I think pretty soon, within the next month or so, we will start calling people and asking if they have any questions personally, so hopefully that will help head off any of that as well.

            Good luck!!

            #1626 nibsmom

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              Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:17 PM

              WOOOOT! Thanks cutierosie!!! How did I miss that!?!??

              #1627 cutierosie

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                Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:21 PM

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                Cutierosie - I'm sorry people are being whiny! I've really not had too many people complain about the price, which is fortunate. When we went to a destination last summer in Jamaica, it was MUCH more expensive. How long are you having your guest stay for? And if you don't mind me asking, what is your rate?

                I feel like people don't think it's expensive UNTIL they go to book their flights. THEN it's like OMG. I agree - but, I did just have two friends find flights for 299 round trip each.

                I think with our block option the only option we were given was to pay a certain amount of the total block, because I remember we paid 1750 deposit. However, it all went towards our stay. Thanks for the encouragement, and I hope that things get better on your end! I've just resigned myself to the 'whoever wants to be there, will' philosophy.
                So, I got a room block for 6 nights, and told people to stay as little or as long as they wanted, but that 3 would be good so they could get the promotion. I got the rooms for $422 per night via miami palace office.

                I notice you are in Wisconsin, and you said you had friends that booked flights round trip for 299, are those flights from MKE to CUN? if so, with what company? i'm asking because my fiance's family is in wisconsin, and if flights are for 299 that is info we can pass along to them.

                Thank you for your help!

                #1628 nibsmom

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                  Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:27 PM

                  Hey Cutierosie, my room block is only for three nights, but the rate is good for 3 days before and three days after my room block as well. We got the double for 368 per night.

                  So, the flights would have been from Friday, July 17th to Monday the 20th. I'm honestly not sure what airline it was, I'd have to ask my friends, but I'm pretty sure they were out of O'Hare. I'll find out and get back to you!

                  #1629 momslehcar

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                    Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:06 PM

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                    Originally Posted by cutierosie
                    So, I got a room block for 6 nights, and told people to stay as little or as long as they wanted, but that 3 would be good so they could get the promotion. I got the rooms for $422 per night via miami palace office.

                    I notice you are in Wisconsin, and you said you had friends that booked flights round trip for 299, are those flights from MKE to CUN? if so, with what company? i'm asking because my fiance's family is in wisconsin, and if flights are for 299 that is info we can pass along to them.

                    Thank you for your help!
                    Hey there! Our family is coming from Wisconsin and part of our group got flights out of MKE. The flights vary in price by which days you choose to depart/return and also if you're willing to have a connection. The difference is hundreds of dollars per ticket! Flights out of MKE for the end of March are around 345 right now returning on a Mon but the price to return the day before that are 548! The ticket price also varied hundreds of dollars day by day. Someone in our group got their tickets for 405 on a Saturday and the following Monday the prices were back up to 700!

                    #1630 soon2bemsleblanc

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                      Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:00 PM

                      We are also working with Tammy Host for our group contract, $368 for a double. We are leaving Thrusday, July 9th and flying from Denver. I found roundtrip tickets on aol.com for $311 each. We also have some pple flying from San Diego and Hawaii, but I'm not sure how much flights are for them. I am also worried about our guests booking on expedia or other travel sites for discounted packages. Did you girls put info about your TA on your invitations? One more question....does anyone know what the honeymoon package includes?
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