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My whole deal with destinationweddings.com is they act like they provide all these things, but really they are no different than any other travel agent- that is just my opinion based on my experience though. We also didnt' have the best agent either....Sounds like V has had some better luck- which is AWESOME! woot.gif

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Linds - I'm starting to think I'm in the same boat as you...oh well, nothing I can do now. At least my TA is funny and nice...

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My whole deal with destinationweddings.com is they act like they provide all these things, but really they are no different than any other travel agent- that is just my opinion based on my experience though. We also didnt' have the best agent either....Sounds like V has had some better luck- which is AWESOME! woot.gif



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The following is what you're supposed to get through a group rate at destination weddings. I booked 30 rooms... so I get the free cocktail hour(hor d ouerves) if all are booked.

 

Exclusive offer through DestinationWeddings.com

Reserve 10 to 19 Rooms and receive

Free Upgrade for Bride & Groom to next room category from the one paid.

Special Room Decoration for Bride & Groom's Room.

Fruit Basket & sparkling wine for Bride & Groom's Room.

Surprise Gift from Hotel Management for Bride & Groom's Room.

Welcome Sign

Welcome Drink upon check in

Personalized Assistance from Groups Coordinator prior to arrival.

Personalized Assistance from Hotel's Management during Group's Stay.

 

 

Reserve 20 to 29 Rooms and receive

Surprise Gift for Bride from Renova Spa (need to have previous advise to Group's Coordinator before arrival)

15% discounted prices from Renova Spa for entire wedding group (need to make previous reservations with Renova Spa)

Late check out (based on availability on site)

Daily turn down service.

Breakfast in Bed one morning (Choose from Room Service Menu and prior reservation with your groups coordinator prior to arrival) for Bride & Groom's Room

Bathrobes & slippers for Bride & Groom's Room tu use during their stay.

Advanced Reservations for one of our A la Carte restaurants for Bride & Groom (one night during their stay, previous reservation with your Groups Coordinator and valid up to 6 pax)

Standard wedding cake during cocktail party for attending guests (previous reservation with your Groups Coordinator)

1 complimentary room for site inspection (up-to 3 nights) for Bride & Groom within 4 months prior to groups arrival

Plus all above items

 

 

Reserve 30 Rooms or more and receive

Free Upgrade for Bride & Groom to a Suite OV paying lowest category (upgrade will be given for same number of nights as majority of group's stay) (This replaces above free upgrade)

Tuxedo Strawberries & spakling wine for Bride & Groom's Room.

Dalily afternoon coffee and pastries for Bride & Groom's Room during their stay.

Bottle of Tequila & Fruit basket for Bride & Groom's parents (up to a max.of 2 rooms)

One Hour Cocktail for Wedding Reception at no extra cost (Basic Hors D'oeuvres included) for entire group.

1 Semi Private Dinner at no extra charge (previous reservation with your Groups Coordinator)

20% discounted price for the use of Pacha Disco for private 2 hours use (check details and restrictions with your Groups Coordinator)

Advanced Reservations for two of our A la Carte restaurants for Bride & Groom (two nights during their stay, previous reservation with your Groups Coordinator and valid up to 6 pax each night)

Plus all above items

 

*Offer available only through group bookings with DestinationWeddings.com

** Restrictions Apply - Check with your Destination Wedding Specialist For Any Restrictions Related To This Offer 020510

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Yeah I thought the same thing about the fruit basket, welcome sign, etc. Just sounds like you get something but its really nothing. And yeah I dont think this TA is really getting anything special just because she works for Destinationweddings. But on the other hand I did try to organize this myself at first and get the RIU to give me group rates and it was near impossible. Plus the first travel agent we tried wasn't going to get us anything extra, even a fruit basket! haha. So, at least someone else is answering everyone's questions and keeping track of how many rooms we will have. I guess its worth not doing it yourself!

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Congrats Celeste! That is super exciting.

 

Dana- how did your fitting go? Didn't you have your second fitting - or is it coming up soon?

 

I found a dress for my legal ceremony that is now turning into a church ceremony. It meant a ton to my Mom that I got married in a church, so the day before we leave for Mexico we are having a ceremony at my church with our parents only. No one else even knows about it. So...I really wanted a dress that felt somewhat like a wedding dress...I found this dress at Ann Taylor. I had a 30% off coupon so it was very reasonably priced after the discount. Keeping my fingers crossed that it looks as good in person. I always find it so tough to buy stuff online...what do you girls think?

 

http://www.anntaylor.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=26643&N=1200086&pCategoryId=3942&categoryId=4379&Ns=CATEGORY_SEQ_4379&defaultColor=Ivory&defaultSizeType=Regular

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Virginia-I love that dress, it is so pretty. My mom wanted us to do the same thing by getting married in a church. We had some issues though and it's not going to happen.

 

My dress fitting is Thursday...keep your fingers crossed!

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