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#71 bridetobe1515

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    Posted 26 February 2010 - 07:24 PM

    The ladies who run this forum are destination wedding specialists. They are TA's. I didn't use them, only because I had no clue this site exhisted until after I was all booked up, but I have heard fantastic things about them from other brides.

    #72 coley88

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      Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:04 PM

      My experience with destinationwedding.com was not great. The women who was supposed to be my TA barely helped me out. By the time we narrowed down where we wanted to go and emailed her for information, we didn't hear from her for over 2 weeks, so we contacted the resort directly. As much as I had hoped it would work out, it didn't.

      Since then I have learned that destinationwedding.com uses various TA all over, and you never know who you're going to get. Some people get lucky and make a great contact, for us it was a bust and caused more trouble then help, so be cautious.

      Good luck :)

      #73 jrb

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        Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:29 PM

        I found a local travel agent via the "apple vacations" website, but was trying to see what other options were out there. I am not in love with her yet, so I may switch once we get our date secured.

        #74 hockeymom97

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          Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:38 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by laurenvuitton
          Hey Chicago brides... Can anyone recomend a travel agent?? Thanks!!
          I also used destinationweddings.com, however as bridetobe1515 mentioned, it can be hit or miss. Destinationweddings.com is basically a referral service and when you register with them, all they do is put you in touch with a TA who pays them for leads. I was lucky and I think I got one of the better TA's. She was fairly responsive and helpful, however when compared to the service that I have seen other brides receive from TA's that they found thru this forum, they all put my TA to shame, lol. If I were to do it again, I would probably pick differently.
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          #75 laurenvuitton

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            Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:05 PM

            Hockeymom - we are thinking of going to Jamaica for our honeymoon.. are you guys staying at that resort or going someplace else? We are thinking of booking at Secrets, Montego Bay that will be opening at the end of this month, it looks awesome!

            #76 Ashlynn039

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              Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:38 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by laurenvuitton
              Hockeymom - we are thinking of going to Jamaica for our honeymoon.. are you guys staying at that resort or going someplace else? We are thinking of booking at Secrets, Montego Bay that will be opening at the end of this month, it looks awesome!
              I think we are also going to Jamaica for our honeymoon and our TA recommended the Secrets resorts as well! Although I'm a little nervous to book our honeymoon there before it opens and we see some reviews of the place

              #77 laurenvuitton

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                Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:23 PM

                Ashlynn - join the facebook groups.. it answered a ton of questions in the FAQ's! This is the nicest ive seen so far... the sandals seem to be overpriced and outdated!

                #78 laurenvuitton

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                  Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:17 PM

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                  Here is the link- the Wild Orchid one is more modern than the St. James

                  #79 Ashlynn039

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                    Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:27 PM

                    Thank you laurenvuitton!! I'm going to check it out!

                    #80 laurenvuitton

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                      Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

                      Hey Everyone - is anyone going to be doing a at home reception or having a dinner when they get home I'm trying to decide (just to get an idea) of where we would have it and who we would invite besides obviously close family that couldnt make it... any ideas?




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