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#1 lbabrams

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    Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:30 PM

    Hi Everybody!

    My name is Leslie and I am getting married on June 3 of next year (2010) to a wonderful man named Chad who I have been with for 5 years:) We are planning on going to Maui for a week then we will move over to the Big Island for a week, we figure this is our one chance for a vacation as we will try to start a family very soon:). I am having such a difficult time knowing how to book the travel!! Has anyone used the DestinationWedings.com site? I have paid them the 50$ initial fee but am having second thoughts on the information they are giving me, I feel like I could find a better deal elsewhere!! Has anyone booked a destination wedding through Costco? My fiance and I are only paying for ourselves but really want to make sure that it is really affordable for our family and close friends as they are all young new families with smallish children!!

    Oh I am full of questions!! Any help will be greatly appeciated!!! Can't wait to get to know everyone:)

    Leslie:)

    #2 ~*DiAnE*~

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      Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:52 PM

      Congrats and Welcome!! There are some fabulous TA's that can help you on this site if you look at the top of the screen their names will flash in different colors.. Good luck with everything!! :)

      #3 stefnicole

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        Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:56 PM

        Congrats and welcome!

        #4 MomentsThatMatter

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          Posted 11 June 2009 - 12:47 AM

          Congratulations Leslie & Chad! Have fun in Maui
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          #5 BBtoB

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            Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:07 AM

            Welcome and congrats! This is such a great site and you will be able to plan your entire wedding here!

            Ok, My two cents on DW.

            I am using DW.com for our upcoming wedding. My entire party has booked through them. All 30 of us. My experience has been pretty good...some things I would change so not perfect. But overall I am pretty happy and stress free as far as the planning of the actual trip. My agent has been really great with responses. But I know some have had some not so good experiences. It sounds like hit or miss depending on who you get. But if you get a bad agent, I guess you can ask for someone new from what I have heard.

            I got suckered in with the $50 fee...so that is what initially kept me with them. I am cheap! Didn't want to lose it so I stopped looking around. They do take the $50 off your balance when you pay for your trip so that is good to know.

            OK, (hear say) if you decide not to use them, I did hear getting the money back is a pain. And I heard some lost their $50 deposit. But if another TA can save you money, the $50 may be a wash. Not sure why or the full details on getting the $50 back. I would assume your wedding date has to pass or something, then you have to claim it? Not sure about since we used their services.

            I know that this awesome site has pros on all the great locations so they are here to help plan your dream trip too!

            Good luck with your planning and have fun here!

            #6 Dmitri_Markine

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              Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:13 AM

              Welcome and good luck with your wedding

              #7 O'Driscoll Photography

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                Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:36 AM

                Welcome and congrats, Leslie!

                Best wishes,
                Tod

                #8 jk1101

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                  Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:52 AM

                  Congratulations and Welcome!

                  I am also using DW.com.
                  I'd already picked the resort so I didn't need them for that. My TA has been very good at follow up so far - I haven't had anyone book yet so I can't tell you much yet.

                  Good Luck!

                  #9 Sascha Gluck Photography

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                    Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:43 AM

                    Hi, welcome to the Forum and good luck with everything.....

                    #10 lizlett3

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                      Posted 11 June 2009 - 12:04 PM

                      Congrats and welcome!




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