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#5221 sarcrook

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    Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:06 AM

    I'm super excited about it..I've seen it all over magazines & it's MUCH MUCH cheaper than doing flower bouquets for each bridesmaid - I actually think it looks more "destination wedding"..I love it!!

     

    Check out

    http://www.lunabazaar.com/

    ..they are as inexpensive as $7.95/parasol!  They actually have a LOT to offer if you are planning on DIY'ing any of your decorations! 

     

    Also check out

    http://www.pamelasparasols.com/

    ...they have much more to offer, and look "fancier" but for a much higher price!


     

    Originally Posted by LindsayMichelle 

    I love the idea of bridesmaids carrying parasols! Unique! Where are you getting them from? Janine where did you get yours? Thanks ladies! =)





    #5222 amlambert

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      Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:14 AM

      I know some other brides have also used islandimporter.com for linen suits.



      #5223 sarcrook

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        Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:15 AM

        Brides whom have already booked or are in the process of booking - I need some help! 

         

        We just picked DRC as our Resort...we are going to be looking at prices for late January/early February 2012...can you tell me how you did your packages? 

         

        Did you put packages together..flight/resort - all in one?

        Did you work with a Travel Agent near your home?

        Did you do the packages just dealing with your WC?

        Did you have your guests book the resort and then have them book their flights on their own?

         

        What kind of prices are your guests booking at?  We will be flying out of Michigan...

         

        As of right now we are thinking of using a TA from home..and booking flight/resort together to get a better deal..a n d...booking as a "group" at the resort to get their discounts.  We would like to offer our guests a 5 and 7 day option...

         

        Please help..any information you are willing to share would be WONDERFUL!!  

         



        #5224 LindsayMichelle

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          Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:09 AM

          Thanks so much! I totally agree and love the idea!
           

          Originally Posted by sarcrook 

          I'm super excited about it..I've seen it all over magazines & it's MUCH MUCH cheaper than doing flower bouquets for each bridesmaid - I actually think it looks more "destination wedding"..I love it!!

           

          Check out

          http://www.lunabazaar.com/

          ..they are as inexpensive as $7.95/parasol!  They actually have a LOT to offer if you are planning on DIY'ing any of your decorations! 

           

          Also check out

          http://www.pamelasparasols.com/

          ...they have much more to offer, and look "fancier" but for a much higher price!


           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by LindsayMichelle 

          I love the idea of bridesmaids carrying parasols! Unique! Where are you getting them from? Janine where did you get yours? Thanks ladies! =)


           




          #5225 LindsayMichelle

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            Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:13 AM

            So I'm working with destinationweddings.com. They are free (well you pay $50 upfront, but then it goes towards your payment) and the agent has been awesome. You set up a little personal site on their site and your guests can just log in and check out everything. They connect with the agent directly and she gives them quotes. You can either book the whole thing flight, resort and round-trip transportation from airport up front or you can book just your resort stay and round-trip transport. and then book the flight later. They also offer some group deals where you can get money back after a certain amount of guests book and room upgrades. So that's what I've done :)
             

            Originally Posted by sarcrook 

            Brides whom have already booked or are in the process of booking - I need some help! 

             

            We just picked DRC as our Resort...we are going to be looking at prices for late January/early February 2012...can you tell me how you did your packages? 

             

            Did you put packages together..flight/resort - all in one?

            Did you work with a Travel Agent near your home?

            Did you do the packages just dealing with your WC?

            Did you have your guests book the resort and then have them book their flights on their own?

             

            What kind of prices are your guests booking at?  We will be flying out of Michigan...

             

            As of right now we are thinking of using a TA from home..and booking flight/resort together to get a better deal..a n d...booking as a "group" at the resort to get their discounts.  We would like to offer our guests a 5 and 7 day option...

             

            Please help..any information you are willing to share would be WONDERFUL!!  

             





            #5226 sarcrook

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              Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:09 AM


              No problem!!

              Originally Posted by LindsayMichelle 

              Thanks so much! I totally agree and love the idea!
               

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by sarcrook 

              I'm super excited about it..I've seen it all over magazines & it's MUCH MUCH cheaper than doing flower bouquets for each bridesmaid - I actually think it looks more "destination wedding"..I love it!!

               

              Check out

              http://www.lunabazaar.com/

              ..they are as inexpensive as $7.95/parasol!  They actually have a LOT to offer if you are planning on DIY'ing any of your decorations! 

               

              Also check out

              http://www.pamelasparasols.com/

              ...they have much more to offer, and look "fancier" but for a much higher price!


               

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by LindsayMichelle 

              I love the idea of bridesmaids carrying parasols! Unique! Where are you getting them from? Janine where did you get yours? Thanks ladies! =)


               

               




              #5227 sarcrook

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                Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:09 AM

                Thanks!!
                 

                Originally Posted by LindsayMichelle 

                So I'm working with destinationweddings.com. They are free (well you pay $50 upfront, but then it goes towards your payment) and the agent has been awesome. You set up a little personal site on their site and your guests can just log in and check out everything. They connect with the agent directly and she gives them quotes. You can either book the whole thing flight, resort and round-trip transportation from airport up front or you can book just your resort stay and round-trip transport. and then book the flight later. They also offer some group deals where you can get money back after a certain amount of guests book and room upgrades. So that's what I've done :)
                 

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by sarcrook 

                Brides whom have already booked or are in the process of booking - I need some help! 

                 

                We just picked DRC as our Resort...we are going to be looking at prices for late January/early February 2012...can you tell me how you did your packages? 

                 

                Did you put packages together..flight/resort - all in one?

                Did you work with a Travel Agent near your home?

                Did you do the packages just dealing with your WC?

                Did you have your guests book the resort and then have them book their flights on their own?

                 

                What kind of prices are your guests booking at?  We will be flying out of Michigan...

                 

                As of right now we are thinking of using a TA from home..and booking flight/resort together to get a better deal..a n d...booking as a "group" at the resort to get their discounts.  We would like to offer our guests a 5 and 7 day option...

                 

                Please help..any information you are willing to share would be WONDERFUL!!  

                 


                 




                #5228 Lindsay in love

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                  Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:20 AM

                  I'm using destinationweddings.com as well. My Wedding Planner is Joan Twohie...she's been great and they are very competitve when it comes to finding travel packages.  I have people coming from all over Canada and she's been great at finding good prices for all of them.  I like the extra features of the site as well and the easy payment plan.  When is your wedding date? I'm May 9th. 



                  #5229 jkhowell

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                    Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:12 PM

                    Does anyone know how the open bar works? I went over some numbers today and its seems crazy for 50 guests and to spend $4,000 on an open bar for 5 hrs when all the guests are paying for the all inclusive anyway?? Cant we just walk into the bar in the hotel and get a drink anyway? (my FI's question)


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                    #5230 Missy1

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                      Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:37 PM

                      There not charging for the alcohol, there charging for the staff having to be there for the additional hours that is not included in your package. I'm having 50 guests as well and I'm thinking of doing away with my cocktail hour because I'm not crazy about having to pay an additional $30 per person (x's 30=$900) when they can just go to the lobby bar, the club at the resort Desires or the pool bar that stays open till 6 for an hour and get drinks until the reception starts.




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