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#1 karenk77

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    Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:32 AM

    HI!!
    Congrats to all of you. We have just decided on a place and now I am having issues. We have contacted one travel agent (we only booked it last week) to find out prices and they were insane. We just went last week paid 1250 a person for an entire week w.transfers, taxes and all, and shes telling me because its next yr its 2k a person which i find hard to believe.
    Just wanted to know if anyone has gotten any prices for their guests & if so did they deal with the hotel directly or a travel agent. And if a travel agent do you have any that you highly recommend?
    Any advice will help.
    Thanks!!

    #2 Outdoor_girl1010

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      Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

      When I started looking and contacted a TA is was a over a year away and I was told if we put our deposit down before the 2010 rates came out should could give me a deal of whatever the 2009 rate was +10%, but if the 2010 rates came out and were lower she would be able to give me the diff. in money back. So that is what we did well when the 2010 rates came out they were more than the 2009 rate + the 10%. When she told me this, I call a few other TAs just to make sure and she was right it had gone up more thatn that. What your TA is telling could very well be the truth.
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      #3 karenk77

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        Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:57 AM

        UGH! really Thats great after I argued her that what she was saying was impossible lol

        #4 Outdoor_girl1010

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          Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:01 AM

          Sorry to be the bear of bad news. I know it sucks because when I saw the 2009 rate I was really happy. Then I had to add the 10%. grrrrrr!!!
          Cory & Jennifer
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          #5 karenk77

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            Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:04 AM

            Did you try calling the hotel directly to get a group rate? or you just dealt with the TA

            #6 NOMAAM

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              Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:01 PM

              Wow, that's steep. I know there will be a very small attendance at my wedding if the price is that high. There must be a mistake or something.

              #7 karenk77

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                Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:54 PM

                I Know!!! Thats what I'm saying. Everyone told us DR is the least expensive which is why we chose it and now I find this out?? You can go europe for that lol.
                All I keep telling people is its not gonna be that bad..not that much bla bla..then this lol

                #8 Outdoor_girl1010

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                  Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:29 PM

                  I just talk to a TA. I didn't want to put all that money down for a group rate. Your right you could go to Europe of that price, but then you have to pay for all of you food and drinks. You have to remember that and also remind your guest of that. I haven't heard that DR is the cheapest. I think it just all in the resorts we pick. I know there are cheaper ones in Mexico and the flight would be a lot cheaper for me to fly from to Houston to Mexico.
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                  #9 karenk77

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                    Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:32 PM

                    Oh no I didnt mean Europe for the wedding i was just saying in general $4k a couple is alot..people like me but not THAT much lol. Mexico i'm scared of with everything going on there.

                    #10 sperger

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                      Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:52 PM

                      Karen,
                      We were in that exact situation about Mexico - at first I wanted to go there, but my FMIL was "no way, no how". so that didn't happen. We felt the same hearing that DR is "less expensive", but the airfare from JFK we paid for our week is about $425/person (this is for April, and not during easter week at all). One guest is paying $2075 (for two) for six days, staying at one of the lesser expensive rooms at our resort. However, we've seen airfare as high as $600 on up! I have a referral for a TA that another BDW'er sent me to, and we're pleased so far. PM if you want her contact info. I also searched far and wide to try to find a resort with multiple price points, since for the guests, I thought the cheaper the trip, the more inclined they would be to go.




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