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#171 amyrot

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    Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:05 AM

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    Hi!
    I'm getting married at the Grand as well in June 2010. I have not figured out the group rate. Would you be able to tell me what rate you received, and did you have to guarantee a certain amt of rooms?
    Gogo travel will do 'group' rates, but all means is if you book 10 rooms, you are guaranteed to be placed in the hotel you booked in the event that the hotel is overbooked. Unfortunately, there are no group rate discounts at the Iberostar which really stinks. I'm not sure of the prices at the grand, but I use Cheap Caribbean as my low price guide. Gogo travel will match any other price you find if it from a reliable site.
    I booked my Mexico trip last year with Cheap carribean and it was absolutely perfect, no issues! So, while I too plan to book with gogo through my TA, check online on other sites to compare prices.

    #172 LDeeken

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      Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:16 PM

      We were going to book as a group through Apple Vacation, but decided not to because we wanted our guests to have the option to buy insurance. With the group rate you can only get insurance for illness related cancelations. If you book individually you can get insurance that is completely cash back and you can get the price adjustment if the price goes down. I think our guests really appreciated this.

      This was just the information our travel agent gave us so maybe other tour companies work differently.

      #173 Grand Bride

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        Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:34 PM

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        Originally Posted by bride2b10
        For those getting married at the Grand - are your guests staying at the Grand as well? Do they just get a pass to go to your wedding?
        Hi Bride2b10!
        We are getting married at the Grand too. We decided to offer our guests the option of a room at the Maya (the hotel right next to the Grand and less expensive) or a room at the Grand.

        We were told by the Grand WC that guests staying at the Maya will need to have a guest pass to come to the Grand for the wedding. The cost is $70 for a night pass for Iberostar guests (if your wedding is at like 4 or so, that would cover it) and $100 or so for a day pass (if your guests or bridesmaids, etc. are staying at the Maya and decide to come over earlier). The cost is higher for guests staying at non-Iberostar hotels.

        We are picking up that cost for our guests. And she said we'll have to give her a list of guests coming from the other hotel and they'll get different wristbands for that night.

        We debated having our wedding at the Maya but just loved the Grand location of the beach ceremony and the LaBrisa resaurant for our reception so we just decided to do it there.

        Hope that helps!

        #174 amyrot

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          Posted 12 November 2009 - 04:45 PM

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          Originally Posted by LDeeken
          We were going to book as a group through Apple Vacation, but decided not to because we wanted our guests to have the option to buy insurance. With the group rate you can only get insurance for illness related cancelations. If you book individually you can get insurance that is completely cash back and you can get the price adjustment if the price goes down. I think our guests really appreciated this.

          This was just the information our travel agent gave us so maybe other tour companies work differently.
          Gogo's insurance prices are good- Also gogo will reduce the price of your land/hotel if it goes on sale during your dates..and if you have not paid in full, Apple will not.

          BOOKED OUR TRIP YESTERDAY! DOING AN EXTRA 3 DAYS AT THE ROYAL BY REAL RESORTS IN CANCUN. IT IS SO GORGEOUS THERE...I CAN'T WAIT. !

          #175 amyrot

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            Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:34 PM

            Ok, so now I'm freaking out because I've emailed the WC's twice asking whether I could book at the Lindo instead of the Maya because I"m GUESSING that there is only one wedding per day at the LINDO/MAYA complex.....so she never answered...and now my deposit and booking have gone through....and she still hasn't answered! ugh...

            I will say also I'm staying in Cancun at the Royal after the wedding and its so fabulous. so classy and upscale and much smaller and intimate. We got a regular room at the Lindo and we're getting an oceanfront at the royal and its gorgeous! I just hope that Lily or someone writes me soon cause if I have screwed up then I'm in trouble!

            #176 finleys7

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              Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:38 PM

              Do you have the international number, perhaps you can call? I am sure someone will get back to you.

              And yes only one per resort and I think that applies for Del Mar/Beach, Lindo/Maya and the Grand.

              I won't worry, I am sure you are fine =)

              Congrats on booking...doesn't it feel great.

              The airfare home on Monday for most of the guest is $240 one way on Jet Blue...Boooo, $134 down and $240 returning. I was praying for under $300. But FI's parents are doing Tuesday to Tuesday and the airfare is $277 round trip. =) Awesome for them !!!.
              Shannon

              YEAH---We Did It! **May 1st, 2010**
              Our Wedding SlideShowMy Wedding Review - Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar http://bestdestinati....-2010-a-58966/My Planning Threadhttp://bestdestinati...ding.com/fo....

              #177 LDeeken

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                Posted 13 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

                Amy congrats on booking!! So much fun! I would not worry at all about switching resorts. I'm sure everything will work out great. That's irritating that the WC hasn't gotten back to you, especially since its not really a busy time. Let us know what she says.

                #178 Britt1222

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                  Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:51 AM

                  Hello Everyone,

                  I am also getting married at the Iberostar Lindo on June 12, 2010. We are staying there from the 10th-19th. I am excited to hear ideas and such from other brides. Has Lily contacted any of you besides the initial reservation of the date? I have e-mailed her, and she takes a while to get back. I know we are not supposed to do any planning until 3 months before, but I have questions I would like answered. I am getting excited!

                  #179 amyrot

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                    Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:01 PM

                    Welcome Britt! Thats a few weeks before me!

                    Well Shannon and LDeeken- she still hasn't gotten back to me and I've written twice! I'm trying not to worry about it. When it came down to it, it seemed silly to pay almost $300 extra a night for the Maya when the Lindo shares all the same facilities...

                    Shannon I hear you about the flights. Ours came out to $398 round trip, so that wasn't too great but not terrible! that picture from your engagement shoot is awesome!

                    #180 finleys7

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                      Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:26 PM

                      Thanks Amy, I can't wait for the proofs =)

                      We might do a holiday card through shutterfly if we like one =)

                      I hope she gets back to you soon.

                      Anyone a little nervous about the flowers. I just really want them everywhere and large centerpieces and the flower pictures they sent were small and eh. Thoughts
                      Shannon

                      YEAH---We Did It! **May 1st, 2010**
                      Our Wedding SlideShowMy Wedding Review - Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar http://bestdestinati....-2010-a-58966/My Planning Threadhttp://bestdestinati...ding.com/fo....




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