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#1 jlwhite5

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    Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:22 PM

    here i go again...

    i have another question! i searched for this one as well, and either i am terrible at the searching thing or this question does not exist on the forum. my question is: has anyone been able to get a group rate for their guests? (i have been on a few missions trips to south america, and we had a cheaper group rate due to the number of people who went.) flight is not included in the package where i want to get married, and i don't want my guests to pay an outrageous amount on flying there.

    has anyone gotten a group rate for their guests? if so, from who and how much was it?

    thanks again! y'all are amazing!

    #2 Anna83

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      Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:55 PM

      We are getting married at ROR and for every 25 people booked, we get a comp for 1 person, which equals about $1100. Your could devide that amongst your guests. All resorts offer different things like that. I think some cruise lines offer a comp for 1 person per 8 rooms booked, so if you have a lot of people going, that can add up quick.

      You just have to check with some different resorts or cruise lines to see what they offer. Good Luck!

      #3 jlwhite5

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        Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:20 PM

        Thank you!

        #4 ~Debra~

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          Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:51 PM

          Thanks for that info Maureen! I just got a quote from my TA for 10 people in our group and I was thinking to myself "that's not a deal" LOL now I know why its not cheaper than the other prices I have seen.

          #5 MissLucky7Bride

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            Posted 21 September 2008 - 07:08 PM

            As I am starting to plan my wedding, I know this information will be completely helpful...I just haven't thought that far out yet Are you going through a travel agent to help your guests book their travel?

            #6 Marnie&Peter

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              Posted 21 September 2008 - 07:41 PM

              We are getting married at ROR and for every 16 people booked we get a free trip (we still need to pay the 200 somthing taxes). This was thru Sunquest.

              #7 jlwhite5

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                Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:30 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by MissLucky7Bride
                As I am starting to plan my wedding, I know this information will be completely helpful...I just haven't thought that far out yet Are you going through a travel agent to help your guests book their travel?
                i'm just starting out too! we literally decided on a DW like a week ago! this was one of my first thoughts though. i want to price everything, and see what is doable for everyone. i don't want anyone to miss out because it was too expensive! we're forgoing a travel agent. my parents are avid travelers, so i'm hoping they can take over the tricky stuff! i think we'll go with the group rates because of the ability to make payments. we'll just have the guests give their payments to my dad, and he can send them in. everyone's local, so it should work out fine. *fingers crossed*

                #8 reevesbride

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                  Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:59 PM

                  Contact a travel agent so you don't make yourself crazy trying to figure out about travel detail. Trust me I tried at first without one and boy was that one hell of a migraine. Def. Contact one they will be able to take care of travel so you dont have too.

                  #9 cougs

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                    Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:46 AM

                    i second that. get a travel agent. book your own trip. give everyone else the travel agent's info so they can contact her/him with their questions and booking needs. no reason for you to worry about all this! my travel agent even helped by being a liason between us and our resorts wedding coordinator (she was impossible to reach)!

                    #10 Sloan

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                      Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:39 AM

                      Ditto. TA is the way. We had to book 5 rooms (10 people) to secure our group rate thru Signature vacations - $1850 double to Riu Palace TB. Then about a month ago Signature decided to drop all their flights to Jamaica in April.
                      Imagine my surprise, considering all my invites had gone out and my trip/wedding had all been booked -- for April!! TA came through and negotiated our original group rates with Sunquest instead. Phew. I'd have an aneurysm if I had to deal with that on my own.




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