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#901 rachelannmartin

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    Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:46 AM

    Hi Trish,
    Congrats on your engagement!! I think I remember seeing another BC bride on our forum but can't remember whom. We're travelling out of Pearson during prime travel season (March Break) and because we booked early and have a group rate we managed to score a very sweet deal of $1399+taxes
    [SIZE="4"]Hey everyone, I just joined this forum and I've been reading it for awhile and I love all the help people give each other!!! My fiance and I have been having a tough time choosing a resort. I really love Dreams Tulum but I'm having a hard time finding out how much it's going to cost our guests. Does anyone have any idea how much it would cost for a week's vacation approx.? I need to find a resort that offers a reasonable price for guests but an amazing wedding as well!
    Any help you can give, thank you so much![/
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    #902 sgbrown

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      Posted 24 November 2008 - 02:44 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by rachelannmartin
      Hi Trish,
      Congrats on your engagement!! I think I remember seeing another BC bride on our forum but can't remember whom. We're travelling out of Pearson during prime travel season (March Break) and because we booked early and have a group rate we managed to score a very sweet deal of $1399+taxes
      I want to say that its through Sunwing vacations. This was by far the best price and resort for peak travel season. Though the prices are cheaper in the summer we wanted a sunny destination to get away from the Canadian winterwonderland.
      Good luck and if you need anything else, don't hesitate.
      You're so lucky that you got $1399 from Toronto! It's costing us $1726/person from Ottawa and Toronto (taxes in) the first week of May through Air Canada Vacations. I think you got a better deal! We booked really early too (over a year in advance). I originally wanted to get married in March but we were quoted a price per person over $2000 for the week. Great work in securing that deal! I'm impressed (and slightly jealous). ;-)

      #903 amy706

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        Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:28 PM

        Random question- I guess probably for Sunbride, but the rest of you may know this as well.

        I'm assuming you can pay DT for wedding stuff with a credit card, right?
        Also- can you cash travellers checks at DT. Does anybody know?

        THANKS! I'm leaving on Saturday early and trying to get all my payments to all my vendors organized!!! yahoo!!
        Amy706
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        Pro Pics- Citlalli from Claudia Rodriguez:http://claudiaphoto...../december/a_m/Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997Dreams Tulum Wedding Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33518http://ticker...

        #904 sdtooley

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          Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:57 PM

          TrishB12,
          I have been working with a travel agent and the prices that we got for 5 nights/6 days in July is right around $690 for gardenview and $850 for oceanview. That is of course without airfare... but it seemed like a wonderful deal. Maybe that will help a little bit, but it really looks like the prices vary quite a bit.

          Enjoy planning and just remember that in the end it's your wedding and you need to be completely happy about all of it, even if it costs a little more for your guests. They love you and will do what they can to be there.

          #905 MsSunshine

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            Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:36 PM

            Hi, I was wondering how far away is Playa Del Carmen's 5th Ave. from DT? I haven't decided on a resort yet but wanted to know if the resort offered transportation or would I have to take a taxi to get to 5th Ave. Thanks :)

            #906 SunBride

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              Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:14 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by amy706
              Random question- I guess probably for Sunbride, but the rest of you may know this as well.

              I'm assuming you can pay DT for wedding stuff with a credit card, right?
              Also- can you cash travellers checks at DT. Does anybody know?

              THANKS! I'm leaving on Saturday early and trying to get all my payments to all my vendors organized!!! yahoo!!
              Yes to payment by CC. But note that they will charge you in mexican pesos (so they take the quoted American amount, convert to pesos, and then your credit card converts it back from pesos to American dollars. So you may get charged more with the double conversions)

              Yes to travellers cheques. You can use them directly for the package in US$. If you want to exchange them for cash, you can only get pesos, not US cash for them at the front desk (well likely anywhere for that matter. If they gave you US$ they would have to give it to you at par and would make no profit, which is why they insist on giving it to you in pesos so they can make a bit of money off the exchange rate).



              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MsSunshine
              Hi, I was wondering how far away is Playa Del Carmen's 5th Ave. from DT? I haven't decided on a resort yet but wanted to know if the resort offered transportation or would I have to take a taxi to get to 5th Ave. Thanks :)

              Approx 45 mins. You can take the collectivo (public van/bus) for 2$ which will take longer obviously, or a cab (I forget the cost but I think may have quoted it in my review, otherwise it's in my newsletter) or one of the tour companies' organized party bus nightly trips which will be more expensive since it includes cover at the bars.

              #907 TrishB12

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                Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:15 AM

                Hi!!

                Thank you so much for your replies. It seems like you guys are getting way better deals than I've been able to get quoted for. The WC from Dreams gave me an address for group rates but it's not working, does anyone else have one that works? The travel agent we were working with quoted me over $1800 from Vancouver for a week's vacation!! Which seems crazy to me.

                #908 SunBride

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                  Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:20 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by TrishB12
                  Hi!!

                  Thank you so much for your replies. It seems like you guys are getting way better deals than I've been able to get quoted for. The WC from Dreams gave me an address for group rates but it's not working, does anyone else have one that works? The travel agent we were working with quoted me over $1800 from Vancouver for a week's vacation!! Which seems crazy to me.
                  I think 1800$ is pretty normal (is that + tax or with tax?) It's always more expensive from Vancouver than from Ottawa/Toronto since you are travelling much farther (west coast to east coast Mexico).

                  On a side note I paid 1600$ (including tax) from Ottawa but I only booked 2.5 months before so you can't really compare with that.

                  All what rooms are you getting? I know I reserved a "deluxe gardenview" (the cheapest room) and just got a free upgrade. You will pay a lot more for the Dreams Suite.

                  There are many many factors that influence the price, so I wouldn't necessarily jump to the conclusion that you are being ripped off. Maybe you are but maybe you aren't!

                  I can't believe Rachel got 1400$+taxes (1700$) for March break. If I could have gotten that I would have waited so that more people could have come.

                  #909 amy706

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                    Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:37 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by sunbride
                    yes to payment by cc. But note that they will charge you in mexican pesos (so they take the quoted american amount, convert to pesos, and then your credit card converts it back from pesos to american dollars. So you may get charged more with the double conversions)

                    yes to travellers cheques. You can use them directly for the package in us$. If you want to exchange them for cash, you can only get pesos, not us cash for them at the front desk (well likely anywhere for that matter. If they gave you us$ they would have to give it to you at par and would make no profit, which is why they insist on giving it to you in pesos so they can make a bit of money off the exchange rate).
                    thank you sunbride!!!
                    Amy706
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                    December 5, 2008
                    Pro Pics- Citlalli from Claudia Rodriguez:http://claudiaphoto...../december/a_m/Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997Dreams Tulum Wedding Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33518http://ticker...

                    #910 ida

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                      Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:33 AM

                      Woohoo i have 12 deposits down for my wedding!!! We're getting ours for $1457 (including taxes) thru Air Canada Vacations but our wedding is in June so maybe that's why it's a little cheaper. But we have to pay by Jan 5 to get that price or else it goes up almost $300 more per person! I also have my wedding date confirmed for June 25th @ 6pm. And I picked out my dress last weekend!!! I'm getting sooo excited now! :)

                      You guys have such great info on this thread...i love it! :)




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