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#2131 Denise L

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    Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:08 AM

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    Hey everyone,

    I just got my price quotes from my TA and I am a little shocked a what she came up with. Apparently she states that it will cost $2800 per person (based onndbl occ.) and $1600 for children...I have looked on websites like "expedia" and for the same week in 2009 a year before my wedding, they have quoted 1500 includung tax. Now this was before the swine flu pandemic so it had no role on the price.

    Out of curiosity, how much are your TA'S quotes My guests will definately not want to attend at close to $3000 a person.....

    I'm so confused......


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    We paid $1405 taxes included last June when we booked for our wedding in April. We flew Sunwing out of Toronto. If you want to PM me I can send you my TA contact info, she works for Bel Air Travel in Toronto. You were definitely quoted crazy high prices!!!!!

    #2132 Dee83

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      Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:48 PM

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      Trying to book reception location myself for wedding on June 29th: apparently they cannot confirm your location until 3 weeks prior to the wedding. We've been asked to provide our first, second and third choices. Thus, it would be impossible to confirm the location 1 year ahead of time.
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      That's weird, I emailed Natalia where I would like to have my reception and she sent me back a confirmation of the location. My wedding is on July 29, 2009 about 10 weeks from now so I dont why they would be telling other brides that they cant reserve locations until three weeks before the wedding when I got my location reserved

      #2133 Royal_lady10

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        Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:40 PM

        I am not sure if this is the same thing.. but I filled out paper work from Dreams regarding the wedding, location, and reception back in Feb. 09. My TA called me yesterday and mentioned that the WC (natalia, i believe) would be emailing me next week so that we can go over where I want to have the reception, wedding location, etc. So, not sure if I should even really give much weight to this.. but I will ask the TA and WC how likely this is to change, as the wedding date is 1 yr away.

        #2134 jmb0902

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          Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:00 AM

          Did any of you have ppl stay off the resort and come in for your wedding and other festivities? I have 2 friends who are hell-bent on going through vrbo.com to save $$ (I don't think they will when you tally up food/drinks, etc.). Did you have to pay the $55 a day guest fee? I know there aren't wristbands or anything... I don't want to "sneak" them on but I'm wondering if anyone would notice?

          #2135 angruck

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            Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:05 AM

            I have a couple of questions, did anyone use the resort DJ? We were originally just going to use an ipod but now we are thinking of having a DJ. if you did, how many hours did you reserve them and how was the resort DJ?

            Also, I plan on having mariachis---should i have them play for the cocktail hour or for the first hour during dinner?
            Angela & Chris

            #2136 SunBride

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              Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:39 AM

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              Did any of you have ppl stay off the resort and come in for your wedding and other festivities? I have 2 friends who are hell-bent on going through vrbo.com to save $$ (I don't think they will when you tally up food/drinks, etc.). Did you have to pay the $55 a day guest fee? I know there aren't wristbands or anything... I don't want to "sneak" them on but I'm wondering if anyone would notice?
              From what I saw when I was there they probably could get sneaked on. They just have to give their room number, they could give one of your guests' room number. However it is a chance they are taking and they could get caught and could get in trouble. Is it really worth the risk?

              The reason I say I think it's possible is because when we'd leave the resort as a group of 4, we'd have to give a room number, well even if the 4 of us were in different rooms then we'd give only 1 room number. Then when we came back maybe we were in different cabs with other people, we'd still give only 1 room number, not necessarily the same one, so it didn't match up.

              Alternatively, if they say they are coming for the wedding (and admit to being off resort guests) the guards may assume that the bride has paid for the day passes? For example, when some people hired an outside photographer and an assistant photographer showed up unexpectedly, they said they only ended up paying for 1 day pass (coordinators probably never thought to charge them for the 2nd one).

              #2137 Chanti

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                Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:28 PM

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                Originally Posted by Dee83
                That's weird, I emailed Natalia where I would like to have my reception and she sent me back a confirmation of the location. My wedding is on July 29, 2009 about 10 weeks from now so I dont why they would be telling other brides that they cant reserve locations until three weeks before the wedding when I got my location reserved
                I don't understand this: I asked about 6 months ago to confirm it, and they said "we can't until 1 month before" and when I asked again 3 months later, they reiterated the same thing. So frustrating that they seem to lack consistency, with this and with prices for certain add-ons. I'm getting really frustrated :-(

                #2138 Dee83

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                  Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:46 PM

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                  I don't understand this: I asked about 6 months ago to confirm it, and they said "we can't until 1 month before" and when I asked again 3 months later, they reiterated the same thing. So frustrating that they seem to lack consistency, with this and with prices for certain add-ons. I'm getting really frustrated :-(
                  I agree with you completely, their inconsistency is very frustrating

                  #2139 Dreams425

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                    Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:40 AM

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                    Did any of you have ppl stay off the resort and come in for your wedding and other festivities? I have 2 friends who are hell-bent on going through vrbo.com to save $$ (I don't think they will when you tally up food/drinks, etc.). Did you have to pay the $55 a day guest fee? I know there aren't wristbands or anything... I don't want to "sneak" them on but I'm wondering if anyone would notice?
                    I had family members attend the wedding who stayed at another resort. My dad paid for their passes. You won't be able to sneak them in. There is a guard at the gate and every cab/shuttle/car etc that comes through the gate has to register wtih that guard, he takes down the room number and/or name is your staying off site and radios to the front desk. This is not a hassle you want to deal with on your wedding day! Also, I would double check on the pricing of the passes I seem to remember them beign more expensive then we had planned on, they may have went up. My advice is don't try and beat the system it wouldn't be worth it. The guests do not have to wear wristbands when they come in.

                    #2140 Dee83

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                      Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:22 PM

                      hey ladies
                      I have quick questions for those who did or are doing a welcome dinner. Where did you do it? Did you let your WC reserve it for you and is it free or is there a charge.
                      Thanks




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