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#541 moore.vj1

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    Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:51 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jennik13
    regarding rooms...

    yes, these rooms book up quickly because of how popular the resort is! my fiance and i dished out a ton of money to book rooms - the deposit is $200/per person. you get the money back 100 days before the wedding and don't have to pay for the wedding until 30 days before so it all goes into the same pool. i believe this is the only way you can guarantee space for your guests.

    we used luxe destination weddings to help us organize all of this and they have been great!

    hope this helps. book your rooms! can't take any chances here!

    jenni
    Hey Jenni,

    So funny! I am also using Luxe destination weddings for my travel arrangements! Are you using them to plan the wedding and reception as well?

    Valerie

    #542 jhawkev

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      Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:31 PM

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      Originally Posted by JHarwood2Be
      Ughhhhhh.
      I'm so disheartened right now. My TA told me tonight that the 4 lowest room categories are sold out for my wedding weekend. The resort is pretty pricey as it is, now it is super expensive. I sent an email out to my friends and family, so they wouldn't be surprised by such a high price. I suggested that they could stay somewhere else and come to the wedding on a day pass.
      If anyone has any suggestions, advice or access to cheap rates, please let me know.
      For those of you near my date, you might want to check and make sure what availability is open for your guests.
      I have even contemplated changing resorts, if that tells you anything!
      That sucks! I'm worried about that too, we're early April. For those booking late, maybe they can book after the Karisma webinar. There's suppose to be some discount. Or what about the post w/ 25% off that was posted not too long ago? I know a few of my guests called the hotel and used that promotion which was cheaper than the rates we had from our TA.

      #543 Ania

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        Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:08 PM

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        Originally Posted by PammyP
        I am booking the package through a tour operator and the wedding through the hotel...how does Lomas come into play? I've been looking at all their extras online, and is this who I would book them through, such as the bouquet? Or is this only reserved for couples that book their travel plans through Lomas? Or is it Lomas who I will be booking the wedding package through? AHHH! I am so confused!!! Please if someone could clear up my confusion I would be grateful! :)
        Pammy,
        We are getting our November 2009 date confirmed too. Our TA (the wedding holiday), had told us, that you will speak with Nancy or Fabio and hmm, I guess you can note all these requests (whatever you see on Lomas through with them). (... ok, I don't think I'm being very useful here= I'll have to confirm that with my TA). :)

        #544 amysteele444

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          Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:14 AM

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          amysteele444,
          How many guests do you have coming?

          jennrenn,
          How about you?
          all together we are a group of 36. I also wanted to let you know that I paid my balance yesterday via CC/Fax. It's on now. I've decided to let it go and be happy with whatever it becomes. There is nothing I can do to change this and it is my only wedding day. Did you ever get your exel sheet from Fabio?

          #545 Polina

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            Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:32 AM

            Has anyone used DestinationWeddings.com to book their rooms? I am using them and they are pretty good.

            #546 amysteele444

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              Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:44 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Polina
              Has anyone used DestinationWeddings.com to book their rooms? I am using them and they are pretty good.
              Hi Polina

              I am using destinationweddings.com (Joani) and they/she is great. She just informed me that one of her colleagues was down at the hotel and progress was looking"iffy" for Nov.

              Being that our wedding is Nov. 14th I went a little psycho and called Berwick travel to ask what they knew (they seem to have to most info online) I actually got to speak with steve (the dude from all the utube videos) and he said that as far as he knew they would be ready.

              Long story short we really won't know anything until the day comes. Totally sucks but really helped me put some aggression into my personal training session this morning.

              #547 Polina

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                Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:02 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by amysteele444
                Hi Polina

                I am using destinationweddings.com (Joani) and they/she is great. She just informed me that one of her colleagues was down at the hotel and progress was looking"iffy" for Nov.

                Being that our wedding is Nov. 14th I went a little psycho and called Berwick travel to ask what they knew (they seem to have to most info online) I actually got to speak with steve (the dude from all the utube videos) and he said that as far as he knew they would be ready.

                Long story short we really won't know anything until the day comes. Totally sucks but really helped me put some aggression into my personal training session this morning.

                Amy,

                Have you called Karisma directly? I'm sure they will be open by your wedding. I couldn't imagine them not opening and ruining their reputation by screwing up so many weddings. They are well aware that they have several weddings in October and I'm sure they will do everything they can to open on time. With construction there are usually delays but it seems like a month late is plenty.

                #548 jennik13

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                  Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:43 AM

                  JHarwood: Check out Dailycandy.com they have a 25% off deal if you book by Nov 1. Some of my friends just used it and got the Luxury Jacuzzi Suite at $320/night. Kind of pissed that my TA didn't get us the best deals, but glad my friends got off some money.

                  PammyP: i have photographers coming from Canada and i am definitely getting them a work visa. they recently had a wedding in NY that they had to cancel the day of bc they were not allowed to cross the border with their equipment and no visa. very important to get them a visa to be safe! if not for the hotel, for when they cross border control.

                  jenni

                  #549 jennik13

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                    Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:06 PM

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                    Thanks Jenni! Seems like it might end up being more work/$$$ than if I was to hire someone local...I guess I'll research the options. Cheers!
                    does the mexican work visa cost money?

                    #550 Mrs.StephP.2Be

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                      Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:58 PM

                      PammyP

                      I noticed that you are also from Calgary. Unfortunately the free wedding package does not apply to Canadians. Apparently we get better rates than Americans, still not really sure why?!? If you look at the fine print at the bottom of the wedding packages webpage it says its for USA citizens, no mention of us Canadians

                      This is what I was told by Lorian at The Wedding Holiday, and a few girls were also told this (see earlier posts in the forum) But I would love to hear if any Canadians were in fact able to use the free wedding package. It would be much more economical and you would get to stay in the premium section




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