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newyork6156, November 15, 2008 in Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya, Cancun & surrounding areas
Hi Ladies!! I have decided to have my wedding at SMB and now filling out the Q&A form!!!
Questions to all of you ladies - are you using travel agency or just directly booking your rooms? I am trying to find a good TA and if there is one you can recommend, pleaaase share!!! I hear direct booking is cheaper but using TA if something happens (flight cancel, hotel change at last minute etc), TA can handle all the crises. I'm looking into Destinationweddings.com since that has lots of testimonials on their website, and seems like they are widely used. Or is there a website that has reviews on DW TA??
Hi ReeRee! Congrats!!!
Many of us are using our own TA's and I believe I did hear from someone that they are using destinationweddings.com. I'm unsure if direct booking is actually cheaper than getting a group rate from a TA. So far, it has been cheaper for our guests to book through our TA and not on their own via Expedia or any of those other sites.
Also, a TA can negotiate perks for you and your group - such as free upgrades depending on how many rooms you book, free rooms, resort credits, and private check-in. You are right too - that if something terrible happens, they will handle it for you and your guests.
You have enough to worry about as a bride - let someone else handle the travel arrangements for your guests
I'm not sure how destinationweddings.com works but if they act as a liason btwn you and the wedding coordinator, I think working directly with Cecilia is the best way to do it.
I looked into using Luxe Destination Weddings back when we got engaged but they were so pricey and we figured we have experience with traveling and could handle it all - which we are and has actually been a pleasure planning it.
hey ReeRee... Congrats! I'm actually using destinationweddings.com.... and so far they have been great! I have heard some negative reviews though, I think it depends on who you get. I compared their prices to expedia, and the Secrets website, and destinationweddings.com was definately the lowest rate. I have been dealing with Cecilia directly, and just cc'ing everything to my TA which has been working well.
be sure to vote for your resort here: http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...mooning-58724/
Hi Jaccat15 and saza175!!!! Thank you SO SO much for your info! your info is very helpful! I feel like I am stepping forward finally! I am very indecisive and this website is so good for someone like me to hear what everyone else is doing. Questions to both of you, how many guests are you having? Because I'm wondering more guests you have, more rooms to book, therefore more discounts? I will only have 10 guests or so, so I'm wondering if discounts won't be much with booking through TA.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
thanks everyone for your comments. we are not doing a site vistit hence why i am so worried about the specifics. the one thing i am worried about is little personal touches. it seems like all the ladies on this site have every detail worked out! the last thing i want is to have to pack a bunch of stuff for the reception tables! does anyone have any suggestions for an outside photographer?
my ta is beach bums. they have been OK to work with. alittle slow on getting back to you.
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