Jump to content

Photo

2010 Brides


  • Please log in to reply
463 replies to this topic

#151 niujess

niujess
  • Jr. Member
  • 167 posts

    Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:41 PM

    Hey 2010 Brides,
    We have decided on Aventura Spa Palace for our wedding January 29th 2010. I fell in love with the resort from the second I saw the pictures and everyone I have heard who has gone there has 0 complaints. I don's mind that there is no real beach and it's just a lagoon that you can snorkel in. I actually find that better because I'm so afraid of sharks that I barely have ever gone into the ocean.

    I think that the Palace resorts have the most accommodating wedding packages that have no hidden fees for having up to 35 Guests. We are probably going to have between 30 -35 Family and close friends join us for our wedding.

    #152 lthomson

    lthomson
    • Newbie
    • 4 posts

      Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:21 PM

      Hi Ladies!
      We are just starting our planning for our 2010 Mayan Wedding. I am slightly stressed about a few things and am hoping someone can give me some advice. I have been getting a few prices back from a travel agent but am being told that they will only guarantee the group rate for 7 days. Within this 7 days we need to have 10 people book so that they can hold the price. I have been to a couple destination weddings and we never had to book this quickly. Anyone experience this or have any advise? Also, my fiance would really prefer to wait to book until the end of May or beginning of June. He thinks that we will have more people prepared to pay their deposit then. I would really prefer the sooner we get something in place the more at ease I will feel. I would hate for us to pick our resort and then find out that they don't have alot of options for wedding date/time. Any advise on when we should book or how quickly we need to pick a date/time??

      #153 Kate82

      Kate82
      • Newbie
      • 47 posts

        Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:55 PM

        Hello 2010 brides!

        We are planning to get married in May 2010. We chose Dreams Cancun. I've not decided on the exact date yet. I'm trying to see when it is cheaper to go, but the prices will not be out until September. Is this too late? How's everyone doing this? Do you wait until prices are out first or just confirm a date?

        #154 leogurl

        leogurl
        • Newbie
        • 66 posts

          Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:55 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by lthomson
          Hi Ladies!
          We are just starting our planning for our 2010 Mayan Wedding. I am slightly stressed about a few things and am hoping someone can give me some advice. I have been getting a few prices back from a travel agent but am being told that they will only guarantee the group rate for 7 days. Within this 7 days we need to have 10 people book so that they can hold the price. I have been to a couple destination weddings and we never had to book this quickly. Anyone experience this or have any advise? Also, my fiance would really prefer to wait to book until the end of May or beginning of June. He thinks that we will have more people prepared to pay their deposit then. I would really prefer the sooner we get something in place the more at ease I will feel. I would hate for us to pick our resort and then find out that they don't have alot of options for wedding date/time. Any advise on when we should book or how quickly we need to pick a date/time??
          Wow, that sucks. What I have heard is that I will have to put the deposit down to hold the rooms. I've never heard that anyone needs to all book at the same time. One of the benefits of using a travel agent is supposed to be that people don't have to pay everything all at once. Have you tried more than one travel agent?

          #155 sunnyee

          sunnyee
          • Newbie
          • 112 posts

            Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:33 AM

            Hi!

            It is my understanding that when a TA requests a quote for a group from a tour operator the quote usually lasts only 7 days. It is likely that the tour operator equates a "group" to be 10 persons or more. If you do not book that minimum you cannot get the group rate. If you do not book before the 7 days is up, the quote expires and you have to get a new one. If you decide to book with this quote, other people can be added to your group file any time as long as there is space available at your destination (and air seats of course!).

            Hope that helps!

            #156 jk1101

            jk1101
            • Sr. Member
            • 2,582 posts

              Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:43 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by leogurl
              Wow, that sucks. What I have heard is that I will have to put the deposit down to hold the rooms. I've never heard that anyone needs to all book at the same time. One of the benefits of using a travel agent is supposed to be that people don't have to pay everything all at once. Have you tried more than one travel agent?
              I'm putting down a deposit to hold rooms, but my guests can also put down a deposit and then make payments. They don't have to be paid in full until 2/10 for an April 2010 wedding. I agree with leogurl - You might want to check with some other travel agents.

              #157 utbride2010

              utbride2010
              • Newbie
              • 14 posts

                Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:03 PM

                Hi all 2010 brides,
                I have been planning (or trying to plan) my June 2010 wedding since July of 07! We decided on a vacation to Xcaret in Mexico that the beach was definately where our wedding was going to be. We have since then been back to Mexico twice, once to Playa and once to Cozumel. I have also been to Cancun (when I was 19).

                We have decided on Cozumel. I like the idea of getting married on an Island! Cancun, for me, has too many young party goers. We want a more intimate affair. We have choosen to marry at Mr. Sanchos (it has a wedding garden and a beach side restaurant). The name sounds funny but it is gorgeous and the wedding planner, Stephanie, is great. We saved our date with her last year but we can not arrange any details until 3-6 months before due to the many number of weddings she does year round. SHe is great and has a website that is very helpful if anyone is interested. Cozumelweddingplanner.com

                Also the resort will not let us book rooms until June 09 or later because they do not yet have the rates set. We are staying at the Occidental Grand Cozumel.

                If there are any other Cozumel brides I would love to hear from you! Hope this helps someone.

                #158 utbride2010

                utbride2010
                • Newbie
                • 14 posts

                  Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:17 PM

                  I just wanted to add to my post from earlier...

                  If you do decide you like Cozumel you can still fly into Cancun because it is cheaper then you take the bus from the airport to Playa which is only ~$8. Once at the bus stop in Playa there is a ferry around the corner and you take that to Cozumel, ~$12. Do NOT take a cab from airport to Playa, they will rip you off and you have to walk forever to get to the ferry. Also if you look into Grand Cozumel and you decide you are looking for more inexpensive rooms try their sister resort next door, Allegro Cozumel.

                  #159 BrideChilla

                  BrideChilla
                  • Newbie
                  • 27 posts

                    Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:29 AM

                    LOL- I'm glad I'm not the only crazy one out there!
                    We're doing March 2010 (hopefully the 18th) on the Mayan Riviera. We sent out our STDs in October '09 since we're hoping to go to a pricier resort (maybe El Dorado Seaside?) and wanted to give people lots of time!
                    Has anyone been able to start booking Canadian departures? My TA keeps telling me "any day now" for pricing, and I'm getting anxious... I just want to book a resort and start with all the details!
                    Stephanie & Trevor
                    *Happily Married*
                    Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya, Mexico
                    March 18, 2010
                    http://tickers.Ticke....548f/event.png

                    #160 jerzygirl85

                    jerzygirl85
                    • Jr. Member
                    • 342 posts

                      Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:45 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by lthomson
                      Hi Ladies!
                      We are just starting our planning for our 2010 Mayan Wedding. I am slightly stressed about a few things and am hoping someone can give me some advice. I have been getting a few prices back from a travel agent but am being told that they will only guarantee the group rate for 7 days. Within this 7 days we need to have 10 people book so that they can hold the price. I have been to a couple destination weddings and we never had to book this quickly. Anyone experience this or have any advise? Also, my fiance would really prefer to wait to book until the end of May or beginning of June. He thinks that we will have more people prepared to pay their deposit then. I would really prefer the sooner we get something in place the more at ease I will feel. I would hate for us to pick our resort and then find out that they don't have alot of options for wedding date/time. Any advise on when we should book or how quickly we need to pick a date/time??
                      Hi there, first let me say that I don't think you or your guests should book any travel without first booking your wedding date with the hotel you choose! Also, I don't think it is reasonable for your TA to only give you and your guests a 7 day window to book at a certain rate. Maybe you should look into a different TA. I just finalized my group contract and my guests basically have from now until next March to book at the rate me and my FI agreed to. (btw I used one of the TA's from this forum)
                      However, if you only have 10 guests, maybe it would just be easier to have everyone book on their own through expedia or something. It could save you a headache.
                      I am waiting for the airfare for April 2010 to come out before I book my travel. HTH
                      ~~Joanna~~

                      Bride & Groom plus 36 booked!

                      http://tickers.Ticke....7ca2/event.png




                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users