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My stupid travel agent did not want to book a black of rooms. She said we could get better deals individually. Stupid. I saw a deal listed for 20% Azul Beach for my dates on the Travel Impressions website - she said thats only for new bookings. I was told if the prices go down, we can get a price match. Well - now we cant I guess? She is just a horrible group TA.

 

So, Amy F helped me (thank you Amy!!!!!!) - other travel agents or online companies like Expedia have access to rooms still. Its just Karisma Reservations and my specific tour operator who have their rooms sold out. So people can still get rooms, just for more money.

 

Also, this is good for everyone else here to know - room blocks must be used or released 90 days in advance before the event. So by the end of February, there should be more rooms released.

 

Just horrible decision I made using my Travel Agent - that is what this all works out to be.

 

I am about to call her and describe my "disappointment" in her services. I just have to get my bullet points ready so I can scare her into getting her act together.

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Girls - I got horrible news this morning.

Azul beach is SOLD OUT during my wedding. I have minimum 3 groups that still have not booked. They have advised we can stay at Azul Sensator but have to pay the day pass evy day except the wedding date!!! AHHHHHH

Ok I am off to make 1000000 phone calls to get this sorted

My first true test of wedding panic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's horrible. Hopefully something can get resolved. Don't you hate that you need to do all the work for other people what they need to do. Good Luck.

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Hello Ladies,

My name is Leslie and I am now a future azul bride. We have confirmed our date at azul sensatori for feb. 19th, 2011. The hardest decision for me was picking the date and place. Thanks to your blogs I feel prepared to handle whatever may come. You all are so supportive and that is awesome so i'm excited to share this journey with you all.

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Amy, I'm glad to hear that you still have options for this room deal. And ya, I would be giving the TA a piece of my mind for sure.

 

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Hello Ladies,

My name is Leslie and I am now a future azul bride. We have confirmed our date at azul sensatori for feb. 19th, 2011. The hardest decision for me was picking the date and place. Thanks to your blogs I feel prepared to handle whatever may come. You all are so supportive and that is awesome so i'm excited to share this journey with you all.

welcome3.gif to the thread Leslie! The ladies here are awesome! I'll add you to the list in my next post.

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Leslie, I've added you to the list!

 

February 2010

MrsVaughn2B – February 13, 2010

Afrommert – February 13, 2010 – 5pm

OMT - February 14, 2010

March 2010

Lolo – March 3, 2010

Melsha - March 16, 2010

April 2010

daifje - April 10, 2010

Aneliese26 – April 19, 2010

sunkissed bride - April 22, 2010

May 2010

27 dresses - May 5, 2010

LivandScot - May 7, 2010

KittenHeart - May 8, 2010

Mocashman – May 10, 2010

Sammyhawk – May 19, 2010

Renee1811 - May 28, 2010

Amybermuda – May 29, 2010

June 2010

July 2010

meghan - July 2, 2010

Meesh – July 10, 2009

momichele – July 24, 2010

Daniepps – July 31, 2010

August 2010

September 2010

October 2010

November 2010

~Crista-Lee~ - November 10, 2010

December 2010

jaimeburns – December 10, 2010

 

January 2011

February 2011

Less is More – February 19, 2011

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UPDATE -

So I spoke with Jennifer from Sun N Sand - she said that companies like Orbitz and Expedia will overbook rooms and then bump you. She called mutlipel tour operators who will not bump and they were all sold out.

 

Only option is to find these brides with weddings 2 days before and a day after mine and see if they have any extra rooms. I am going to post now on the Forum and maybe other bridal places. haha

 

Otherwsie, overflow will be the AS. I was even considering moving the wedding to AS, but then I thought - no if people waited to book then thats that...

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Amy, good luck in your room search! But seriously, at the end of the day, it is what you said. Those people waited to book. I'm not sure if your TA gave you a timeframe of when it would be pushing it to still not have booked, but people should know better. So, don't stress yourself out!

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Amy, good luck in your room search! But seriously, at the end of the day, it is what you said. Those people waited to book. I'm not sure if your TA gave you a timeframe of when it would be pushing it to still not have booked, but people should know better. So, don't stress yourself out!
Thanks - if I knew how to make my mood change today it would be like 45 different things :) Crazed, stressed, annoyed, manic and in need of a vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello Ladies,
My name is Leslie and I am now a future azul bride. We have confirmed our date at azul sensatori for feb. 19th, 2011. The hardest decision for me was picking the date and place. Thanks to your blogs I feel prepared to handle whatever may come. You all are so supportive and that is awesome so i'm excited to share this journey with you all.
Welcome to the thread :) You're in the best place to help get you through your wedding stresses...we're all hear through the tears and stresses and hopefully to help and pick you back up again....we're also all great at 'ooo'ing and 'ahhh'ing in the right places! lol

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My stupid travel agent did not want to book a black of rooms. She said we could get better deals individually. Stupid. I saw a deal listed for 20% Azul Beach for my dates on the Travel Impressions website - she said thats only for new bookings. I was told if the prices go down, we can get a price match. Well - now we cant I guess? She is just a horrible group TA.

So, Amy F helped me (thank you Amy!!!!!!) - other travel agents or online companies like Expedia have access to rooms still. Its just Karisma Reservations and my specific tour operator who have their rooms sold out. So people can still get rooms, just for more money.

Also, this is good for everyone else here to know - room blocks must be used or released 90 days in advance before the event. So by the end of February, there should be more rooms released.

Just horrible decision I made using my Travel Agent - that is what this all works out to be.

I am about to call her and describe my "disappointment" in her services. I just have to get my bullet points ready so I can scare her into getting her act together.
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UPDATE -
So I spoke with Jennifer from Sun N Sand - she said that companies like Orbitz and Expedia will overbook rooms and then bump you. She called mutlipel tour operators who will not bump and they were all sold out.

Only option is to find these brides with weddings 2 days before and a day after mine and see if they have any extra rooms. I am going to post now on the Forum and maybe other bridal places. haha

Otherwsie, overflow will be the AS. I was even considering moving the wedding to AS, but then I thought - no if people waited to book then thats that...
Wow, I would have been on the phone for ages after that...I hope you made her realise how disappointed and stressed out you are.

But I do agree...you told everyone to book up quick and if they didn't, tough as it sounds, that's their fault and they only have themselves to blame!

Good luck at trying to sort it all out though :)

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My stupid travel agent did not want to book a black of rooms. She said we could get better deals individually. Stupid. I saw a deal listed for 20% Azul Beach for my dates on the Travel Impressions website - she said thats only for new bookings. I was told if the prices go down, we can get a price match. Well - now we cant I guess? She is just a horrible group TA.

So, Amy F helped me (thank you Amy!!!!!!) - other travel agents or online companies like Expedia have access to rooms still. Its just Karisma Reservations and my specific tour operator who have their rooms sold out. So people can still get rooms, just for more money.

Also, this is good for everyone else here to know - room blocks must be used or released 90 days in advance before the event. So by the end of February, there should be more rooms released.

Just horrible decision I made using my Travel Agent - that is what this all works out to be.

I am about to call her and describe my "disappointment" in her services. I just have to get my bullet points ready so I can scare her into getting her act together.
You're welcome!! I know I'd be freaking out too but I'm glad you at least have other options.

I can related on the bad TA situation, I'm SO happy I switched up mine at the last second. It was the best decision I have made so far.

Good Luck Amy, I know everything will work out!

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