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#9911 mmc1105

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    Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:18 PM

    MaggieandJay  your invitations are awesome!!!  I'd be thrilled with those too!


    Alexander & Marci - May 6, 2011

    #9912 LoveyDovey

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      Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:01 PM

      Hello girls!

       

      I haven't been on in awhile.

       

      I am leaving tomorrow morning for the El Dorado Royale!

       

      I will be doing a site visit to Azul Sensatori with dinner

      and El Dorado Maroma also.

       

      let me know if theres any info you want/need or pics of anything you want me to take

       

      I plan on taking tonsssss of pics!

       

      I'm sooooo excited!  Hoping to come home with a wedding date and location!



      #9913 Mahalo79

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        Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:12 PM


        I am so excited you are going!!  We are getting married at El Dorado Chapel and then reception at AS.  If you see any wedding dinners happening in the restaurants, take a pic for me, I think that's what we are going to go with.  Have a great trip!! 
         

        Originally Posted by LoveyDovey 

        Hello girls!

         

        I haven't been on in awhile.

         

        I am leaving tomorrow morning for the El Dorado Royale!

         

        I will be doing a site visit to Azul Sensatori with dinner

        and El Dorado Maroma also.

         

        let me know if theres any info you want/need or pics of anything you want me to take

         

        I plan on taking tonsssss of pics!

         

        I'm sooooo excited!  Hoping to come home with a wedding date and location!





        #9914 Mahalo79

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          Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:28 PM

          So i just thought I would post my update from my TA.  I need to find out how much our honeymoon week is going to cost!  i asked for premium prices to see if we qualified for the free wedding package and my TA only got me quotes for premium suites.  Just in case anyone wants to stay a week in a premium room at El Dorado it's 3300+ pp, ya right!!  Sigh**  at least there is still hope we can afford a honeymoon, now just waiting for our quotes on Junior Jucuzzi Suite for another week.  I am hoping it will be reasonable as it's just the hotel for another week, our flight home is already paid, and it is our honeymoon, give us a break!!  Wish me luck!  Thanks for the feedback everybody.



          #9915 dstinationdrmr

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            Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:15 AM

            Hello Ladies,

             

            I've been MIA so please bear with me while I catch up. Unfortunately, my future father in law passed away unexpectedly last week and I have been tending to family stuff. We have also been back and forth on the road from Georgia so I'm just able to check in. For a minute I was expecting to have to postpone our wedding and/or change plans all together since it was such a shock, but FI is on board with continuing with our plans as is. So,  forgive me if I beat a dead horse and comment on things that have been resolved, etc.
             

            Originally Posted by TLGnhci 


            Awe, thank you so much for thinking of us!  I think the lady got enough backlash from the cheerleading community that she at least stopped posting ignorant things on facebook.  But the girls start back to school on Monday so I'm hoping all goes well.  The school was notified and they are going to pull the girls aside and have a talk with them.  Hopefully this won't reignite the insanity. 

            I hope this all worked out when she went back to school. Kids have it hard enough without having to worry about people picking on them.
             

            Originally Posted by msmarmar123 

            I can't believe I actuually made a decision.

             

            Funny think is...that purple color is what I originally wanted the 1st time I got married...but I wound up finding these awesome black dresses with fealthers on the hem (sounds awful...but they were really pretty) so..it all changed....

            This time....I get to do it right :)

            I'm glad you're able to check something off your list. What's next?!

            I finally did it!  Here's my wedding review.  I hope it helps!

             


            Found it on you tube

            I walked down to Alicia Keys "If I ain't got you" - Its a 3+ min song so all of the BMs walked down the aisle to that also.  I loved it.  If you are taking pictures wherever your wedding ceremony is after the ceremony (which everyone does) - you need AT LEAST 4-5 songs AFTER your processional song for when people are milling around.  I would do more like 10 songs.  I had Stevie as well as our Processional Song (which was "Hay I love you" or something like that by Michael Franti I think....?).  They put my CD on repeat - which was awesome to have music playing during the pictures part - but after the 3rd time of hearing "signed sealed delivered" my brother went and turned off the music - LOL.

            Very good point, I'm glad that you mentioned this. I wouldn't have thought about that.

             

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            Originally Posted by beaz2be 

            Ladies,

             

            My TA has me all freaked out because she keeps talking about how the resort is almost fully booked etc.  (prices are skyrocketing and so on). 

            Anyone have any insight to share?


            I'm sorry, this sounds like an exaggeration to me too. Maybe a little fuel to make people rush to book?
             

            Originally Posted by bigboponthebeach 

            Hi Ladies -

            I'm not sure how many of you were interested in lanterns but my FI and I recently went to Chinatown in San Francisco and stumbled upon a store that sold lanterns of all shapes and sizes at really low prices.

            Really cute and lots of choices available. I just went with plain round ones but I really like the shapes. Let me know when you go to get your. I may have you pick some up for me too.

             

            Quote:

            Originally Posted by TLGnhci 

             

            And big news girls,  I BOUGHT MY DRESS TODAY!  It is beautiful and I am so excited for my wedding now.  :o)


            Congrats!!!



            #9916 murmel

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            Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:19 PM



            Originally Posted by mshannon2b 

            Yeah, I was worried about that too!  No problem at all though, even when on the sand, as its quite hard packed, so was easy to walk on.

            Thanks for the comments!  xx


            So good to know! Thanks. I was trying to figure out what to wear. I am super short (5'3") and my FI and maid of honor are both over 6'...so I really want to wear heels.


             

            Originally Posted by MaggieandJay 

            My invitations turned out SOOOOO awesome. I am in love with them

            I am so pissed with dw.com right now I can scream!!!!  I signed up with them in August 2009 with the intention of planning a wedding in St. Thomas but I found out they don't have many AI resorts so the TA with dw.com suggested AS and once I saw the pics I went with it.  I booked my wedding date and a group room block in September and the deposits for the rooms were due in October.  My TA told me as well as listed on my wedding website that anyone who booked before the time the deposit was due would receive a $50 resort credit.  I was also told that if I booked at least 21 rooms I would be eligible for a free room upgrade.  When the deposits were due I had 27 rooms booked.  Sometime in January my TA emailed me and said she had applied for the Bride and Groom Stay Free promotion because it looked like I had enough rooms to qualify.  I asked her whether the BGSF promotion was able to be combined with the free upgrade and she said she'd have to get back to me.  She got back with me about a week later and told me that I did qualify for the BGSF promotion and I could combine it with the free upgrade. I also asked her how the BGSF promotion worked and she told me it was equal to the lowest booked room category and would be issued as a refund 10 days after I returned from the trip.  By the time my final room payments were due I had a couple of guests cancel so we only ended up with 25 rooms. My detail sheet from the WC at the resort had me listed as being booked under the BGSF promotion.

             

            When we got to the resort people started inquiring about the resort credit, the WC, event manager and front desk manager said they had no record of us being eligible for any resort credit.  I sent my TA an email while we were still at the resort and she said she'd check into it.  Needless to say there wasn't a resolution before all of my guests left.


            When I got home I sent her another email asking about the status of the credits and I also asked her when I could expect my refund from the BGSF promotion.  Again she said she'd look into it.  I never got a response so I sent her another email asking the same thing.  This time she replied a few days later and told me she was working on it.  Last Tuesday which was 20 days after we returned I sent her another email and let her know that telling me she's working on it is not telling me what the status is and I would appreciate it if she would let me know the status of the credit as well as the promotion.  She replied on Wednesday and said she had to check with the office and asked if I could give her until Thursday to find out.  I never received a response so on Monday I sent an email to the manager. By Tuesday when I didn't get a response from that I called the office and spoke to the manager who told me she was working on it and would probably have an answer later in the day.  So yesterday I get an email from my TA saying that the office reviewed my contract and found that I didn't qualify for the resort credit or the BGSF promotion because it wasn't written in my contract.  Furthermore, she said I wouldn't have qualified anyway because I needed 26 rooms for the BGSF promotion and I only had 25 rooms.  I hit the roof!!!!!!  If I have a TA and there's something that I qualify for that needs to be written in a contract, isn't it her responsibility to put it in the contract????  It literally took me 2 hours to send a response to her email because all I could think of to write at first were curse words.  This is really unbelievable to me.  I asked her if the resort had me listed as being under the BGSF promotion why wouldn't I qualify for it?  Of course she hasn't replied.  I plan to contact the manager but I was still angry today so I couldn't deal with it.

             

            So to all you B2Bs please make sure any promotion your TA says you're eligible for is written into your contract.  Apparently an email from the TA saying you're qualified and they received approval isn't enough and even if they list on your website that you and your guests will get a credit if they book by a certain time, that's not valid either unless it's in your contract.
             

            I am so sorry to hear this. I would not let this issue go though. I truly believe your written emails are enough to prove you were intend promised these things. Talk to the manager, or higher if necessary to get what you and your guests deserve.

             

            I have been a little frustrated with our TA's too. They seem to take their time to response to everything, emails usually 24-48 hours. And usually I have to go back and confirm things, because they never really answer the questions. Our guests (many trying to book on the last day...sigh) got the TA's voicemail, and thank goodness our TA was a least kind enough to still give them our group rates the day after, but that was their fault for the slow response to my guests requests.



             

            Originally Posted by dstinationdrmr 

            Hello Ladies,

             

            I've been MIA so please bear with me while I catch up. Unfortunately, my future father in law passed away unexpectedly last week and I have been tending to family stuff. We have also been back and forth on the road from Georgia so I'm just able to check in. For a minute I was expecting to have to postpone our wedding and/or change plans all together since it was such a shock, but FI is on board with continuing with our plans as is. So,  forgive me if I beat a dead horse and comment on things that have been resolved, etc.

             

             

            -Sorry to hear about your Father in law. I hope you and your FI are okay. Please know my thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.


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            #9917 amandamarieb

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              Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:25 PM

              Ladies who have used Lomas' DJ... besides the songs you wanted them to play or specifics like first dance and cutting the cake, did you make a list of others that you wanted played? Did you give them a "do not play" list? How did that all work out? Did you think the DJ could feel out the crowd and change the music accordingly? Thanks!

               

              PS Sorry for being MIA just down to the wire now and have been using my time trying to finish up some projects. I've been lurking here just not posting.

               

              Thanks.


              Amanda ~ Marrying Stephen on October 10th 2010 at Azul Sensatori

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              #9918 msmarmar123

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                Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:42 PM



                I'm so sorry for yours and FI's loss---

                That's good that you are going ahead with your plans...the happines from the wedding will go a long way in the healing process :)

                Originally Posted by dstinationdrmr 

                Hello Ladies,

                 

                I've been MIA so please bear with me while I catch up. Unfortunately, my future father in law passed away unexpectedly last week and I have been tending to family stuff. We have also been back and forth on the road from Georgia so I'm just able to check in. For a minute I was expecting to have to postpone our wedding and/or change plans all together since it was such a shock, but FI is on board with continuing with our plans as is. So,  forgive me if I beat a dead horse and comment on things that have been resolved, etc.
                 



                #9919 daniepps

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                  Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:05 PM



                  Originally Posted by beaz2be 


                  First of Daniepps I am SO SORRY to hear you're going through that.  That just sucks and is NOT good business.  This may sound totally callous (but I'm a lawyer so it's natural haha)  I'd sue 'em.  Seriously.  It was a separate contract in an of itself (if you book before X you get $50 credit, if you book 21 rooms you get BGSF promo).  You have it in writing.  I think you'd have a good claim against them.  Sorry if that's awful advice.  I really do just feel angry for you and want to see you get what you deserve.

                   

                   

                    





                   

                  Originally Posted by murmel 




                   

                  I am so sorry to hear this. I would not let this issue go though. I truly believe your written emails are enough to prove you were intend promised these things. Talk to the manager, or higher if necessary to get what you and your guests deserve.

                   


                   



                  I think suing them is great advice and I'm not letting it go so that may be the last resort.  I emailed the manager but found out she's no longer in customer service so I'll be calling the office the first thing Tuesday morning since Monday is a holiday.



                  #9920 amybermuda

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                    Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:18 AM

                    Amanda - I gave them  a list of songs to play to get an idea of what we liked.  About 15 new up beat songs, 5 slow songs, and 10 oldies - and said this is the type of music we like.  ( I emailed this to the WC in Miami and brought 3 copies of that email with me)

                     

                    They played the songs I requested in different order and varied it up a bit.  They added some other songs too (like Shout and the Cupid Shuffle) which went over very well.  I spoke to the MC during the night to make sure they played what we wanted (ie, "time for a slow song", and what I wanted them to finish with, etc).


                    They did play "I like big butts" which I am still annoyed over - but I should have given the signal to change it.  They played another song I did not like and they saw me give the "cut it" sign and very tactfully faded out that song and played into another.  I think they did a very good job.

                     

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by amandamarieb 

                    Ladies who have used Lomas' DJ... besides the songs you wanted them to play or specifics like first dance and cutting the cake, did you make a list of others that you wanted played? Did you give them a "do not play" list? How did that all work out? Did you think the DJ could feel out the crowd and change the music accordingly? Thanks!

                     

                    PS Sorry for being MIA just down to the wire now and have been using my time trying to finish up some projects. I've been lurking here just not posting.

                     

                    Thanks.






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