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#1 Amarillis

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    Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:38 PM

    Ok... here is some background.

    So, my girlfriend from university is engaged ---YIPPPEEEE! and is planning a destination wedding (she is out west) AND WE ARE GOING!!! *insert crazy dance moves here*.

    We were talking about wedding planners, TA's, locations etc. when she informed me that one of the TA's she had talked to were charging her and her FI a service fee.... which, she is totally cool with b/c of the extras she is getting...

    - invitaitons
    - a website - built by the company
    - gift baskets upon arrival for the guests (LIKE ME!!! YAY)

    and a myraid of other goodies... I am curious to find out if anyone else paid a service fee... if so, how much? and what did you get ? ? ?

    (Or would you just forego the goodies and DIY that stuff yourself ? ? ?)

    #2 tylersgirl

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      Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:44 PM

      I have never heard of a service fee....I probably wouldn't pay the service fee, only because I am picky about my invites and the hotel will have a welcome basket there when we get there for free. Plus my wedding website was free...If she doesn't want to deal with the invites/website herself then maybe it will be a good deal for her

      #3 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:47 PM

        I've heard of something like this before and it was on this site. it wasnt called a service fee wth did they call it. this is gonna bother me. let me try to find something on here.
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        #4 DanielleNDerek

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          Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:49 PM

          i think this is thread i was thinking of. http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t16525 not really the same as your friends situation though but similar
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          #5 DanielleNDerek

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            Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:50 PM

            oh and i didnt answer your question i didnt pay a service fee. but i think in your friends case it sounds worth it depending on how much the fee is of course.
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            #6 tylersgirl

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              Posted 18 June 2009 - 04:04 PM

              That's exciting you get to go to her DW! Has she decided on a destination?

              #7 Amarillis

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                Posted 18 June 2009 - 04:05 PM

                It's between Jamaica and Mexico... I hope she picks Jamaica!

                #8 tylersgirl

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                  Posted 18 June 2009 - 04:12 PM

                  Yeah, that would be so fun! Jamaica is on my list of places to go. The Iberostar Grand Rose Hall in Jamaica is our 2nd choice in case of anymore Mexico problems. FUN FUN!

                  #9 Amarillis

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                    Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:17 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by TA Maureen
                    This sounds different than the retainer fee discussed in the other thread. A retainer gets refunded after travel. It's just an up front commitment from the client but the entire thing goes back to the client. A service fee won't be refunded.
                    Precisely! It isn't refunded but used toward the purchase of additonal services...

                    I am still curious to know if anyone went this route, and what they received in return.

                    what would you pay extra for?

                    #10 Kat81

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                      Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:26 PM

                      I wouldn't pay it. I don't like letting other people handle things for me though. I like to do things myself. So, that is why. If she doesn't want to deal with the things she is getting from the fee then she should do it for sure!




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