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Hi!

I am brand new to this site and this is one of two hotels I am considering for my wedding in January 2010. Can any Canadian brides who are booked here give me suggestions for good travel agents in the Vancouver area? All of our quotes have so far been too high!

Thanks!
Welcome to the forum! The quotes are high right now because it's still too early to book. You should wait until May or June to get better prices. From NS, the resort usually sells for about $1500 - $1700/week hope that helps.

Good luck & happy planning. :)

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Hi Llama, what is your budget, if you dont mind me asking? And what kind of quotes have you been getting?

I live on Vancouver Island and our wedding is in Dec. My TA quoted us $1700 + taxes/7 nights through Transat. She also said that if the rates go down in May/June, Transat will give us the lower rates. If the rates are higher, they will honour the $1700 quote. PM me if you'd like my TA's contact info. I highly recommend her :)

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Jennie and Dave,

 

Wow, those numbers are a lot more reasonable than we've been getting! Have you decided on this hotel for sure? If so, how is working with the coordinator?

 

Thanks,

 

Llama

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Hi Llama, what is your budget, if you dont mind me asking? And what kind of quotes have you been getting?
I live on Vancouver Island and our wedding is in Dec. My TA quoted us $1700 + taxes/7 nights through Transat. She also said that if the rates go down in May/June, Transat will give us the lower rates. If the rates are higher, they will honour the $1700 quote. PM me if you'd like my TA's contact info. I highly recommend her :)
Hi bcbride,

The quotes we've been getting have been cllose to $2000, just under with taxes. We were hoping to come in closer to $1500 than $2000 just to keep it more affordable for everyone. Thank you for offering your travel agent, however we are on the mainland, in Maple Ridge and would probably prefer to have our agent here.

How far into the planning have you gotten?! How are you finding the wedding coordinator?

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Jennie and Dave,

Wow, those numbers are a lot more reasonable than we've been getting! Have you decided on this hotel for sure? If so, how is working with the coordinator?

Thanks,

Llama
I'm only basing my number on my stalking of selloffvacations.com since November. :) My TA hasn't given me this number.

It's not really apples to apples though as I'm checking flights out of NS, not BC.

I haven't decided on this resort for sure (waiting for the price confirmation to announce it to people) but it's looking good.

I have worked with the WC a bit and she's very good for my questions about my wedding that's still 10mths away. A lot of brides don't even get questions answered until a couple of mths before their wedding - with other resorts.

My best advice to you would be to go through this entire thread and read the reviews from the couple of brides that got married in the past few mths. The feedback on Ana (the WC) is great.

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Hey Map, Ana got me the blue linens. It was a little extra but very reasonable.I paid 56.00 for the rose petals on the aisle too which wasn't bad. Ana actually gave me some extra's that I didn't pay for..the blue in the arch... The flowers on the Arch..the tulle connecting the torches as well.She really went above and behond..Not sure if she just felt bad for me because I had to postpone the day beforehuh.gif LOL

FYI--
For the tables..I bought a big bag of sea shells when we went shopping and placed them down the middle of the tables. I also bought part of my guests gifts there at a local market. I made CD's at home and wanted to give a local gift as well. Everyone loved that...they were little turtles made from a colourful stone(forget the name right now). Spent about 100.00 for that(25 of them) starting price was 250.00. There are little shops in Puerto Morelas..it costs 9.00 for a cab.

When you get to the resort Ana will sit you down and show you a ton of pics of different decorating ideas, flowers, cakes...etc you can chose from..just plan on spending a bit extra because there are alot of nice things and ideas..lol I went about 150.00 over what we had planned for..which is not bad! My Hubby was pleased..lol

Have a great weekend ladies, Shelley
Hi Shelley,

My name is JC and I'm new to this forum. My wedding day is 5/18/09 at Ocean Coral. Your pics are beautiful. If you don't mind, I just have a couple of questions for you. How much did the Arch and tiki torches cost you for the ceremony??

thanks,
JC

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Hi everyone,

 

Im hoping to book my wedding at the ocean coral next week and would love some feed back from anybody who has been to this hotel and if anybody has any tips for me.

 

Thanks Gemma

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Hey JC, welcome to the forum!! It was very helpful to me and don't be shy to ask away! The Gazebo was 150.00..I think that included the torches. The price was higher then that to start..remember you can get everything cheaper than originally quoted.

 

The cheapest thing to really pick the decor up was the rose petals down the aisle. 14.00 a bag and I got 4 of them. You can get any colour. I got the free package which came with a basic set up and I only spent 200.00 more once I got there. We upgraded to a semi-private dinner at the Villa Marina restaurant--got flowers for myself and the maids--paid my passes for outside minister and photogragher and it cost in total...1180.00. We made our own package..so look into that as well.

 

Hey Gemma, if you take some time and read this whole thread..you will get alot of info. Grab a coffee and read away. If you have any questions..let me know. One of the girls is there as we speak I think..can't wait for her to get back. She will have some feedback I am sure.

 

Shelley

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I am so glad to have found this thread. We are thinking of booking the Ocean Coral & Turquesa for our May 2010 wedding. The only thing that is worrying me is that our TA has been trying to get ahold of the coordinator for over a week and nobody seems to be getting back to her. Did anyone else have this problem?

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Hi shelley,

Thankyou for all your advise im sure it will come in very useful, could i be cheeky and ask if you have any pic's of your wedding could you mail them to me! gemholly@hotmail.co.uk.

 

Jcrosby...

I myself haven't yet booked at the ocean coral but hope to do so next week, you will find alot of helpful information on here but i do get the impression that getting hold of the wedding planner is a task in it's self!

 

Hope you find this forum useful.

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