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#5241 Lindsay in love

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    Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:58 AM

    Are you May 9th 2011 or 2012?  We aren't going to be until late January/early February 2012...

     

    Is she booking flight and resort?  Did you get a good deal??
     

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    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. 


    She did get us a good deal and arranges for both flight and accommodations and works with all of the tour operators both American and Canadian to make sure we get the best price...they are great at delivering on price. She's very easy to get ahold of and gets back to me quickly. I'm very happy with her service so far. My wedding is May 9th 2011, so not too far away :-) Can't wait! Good luck with your planning!

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    #5242 ursula

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      Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:06 AM

      2011 May brides,  have you booked your airfare yet? 

       

      I'm flying out of Philly and before the holidays the airfare was around $550 and I thought that was too much for a flight to Mexico and I figured the prices would drop.  Well, the prices are now up to $606 for a direct flight. 

       

      Should I wait to see if they drop or just get the tickets now? 



      #5243 BrookeAshlea

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        Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:33 PM

        PAST BRIDES With Ultimate Package>>>>>>>>>>>

             Now Im stressing I thought that the Drinks were included  with the package at the reception???? Can someone please inform me.............this is crazy!!

         

        Thanks in advance.

         

        Wedding April 3, 2011



        #5244 LAURERN1564

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          Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:06 PM

          OMG no...book your flights now...were traveling May 21-28, 2011 and got our tickets for about 500$....we went to punta cana last year and waited and waited b/c we thought the tickets would get cheaper...they didn't we paid double what we would have paid if we just booked it early.



          #5245 LAURERN1564

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            Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:08 PM


            The package includes drinks, cocktail hour, reception for up to 20 people and anything over 20....they charge you about $100/head for drinks, c. hour and reception.

             

            Quote:

            Originally Posted by BrookeAshlea 

            PAST BRIDES With Ultimate Package>>>>>>>>>>>

                 Now Im stressing I thought that the Drinks were included  with the package at the reception???? Can someone please inform me.............this is crazy!!

             

            Thanks in advance.

             

            Wedding April 3, 2011





            #5246 jkhowell

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              Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:40 PM

              HI! I am too planning a March 2012 wedding. We wanted March 9, 2012! So hopefully we will be the same weekend! And my travel agent said it a high season and that i will be barely missing the spring breakers. Just and FYI


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              #5247 jkhowell

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                Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:42 PM

                Ok thanks for your advice!

                 

                Originally Posted by Chelsey & Travis 

                JKHOWELL:

                 

                The lobby bar is a great place for people to gather for drinks.  If I were you, I'd skip the cocktail hour and tell everyone to gather in the lobby.  As long as you have everything well planned and organized, and everyone knows what is going on, I think you would be fine doing it this way!  And you'd save a good amount of money.




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                #5248 jkhowell

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                  Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:44 PM

                  Ok thanks, I didnt know the package included 3 hrs of drinks?? Either way its definetly better than drinks not being included at all.

                  Originally Posted by sarcrook 

                  I agree that is crazy!  What package are you getting?  I think in the packages with the dinner options include three hours of bar..for extra it's $15/person/hour..which does seem crazy..yes.  We will be having around 50 as well and are exchanging the cocktail hour for extra dinners...the cocktail hour seems to be too much.  I've heard some brides they don't even make it to theirs because of pictures..and why pay for it when there are I think three bars right in that area where your guests could get a drink.  It also gives people time to take their pictures of you or themselves..or maybe run to their rooms..etc. 

                   

                  How many hours have past brides done for their reception??  We were thinking four then head over to Desires...??

                   

                  Maybe some past brides can give us some insight??  I'm guessing we will have waiters assigned to our parties asking what drinks guests want..I'm sure it will be fine!! 
                   

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                  Originally Posted by jkhowell 

                  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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                  #5249 sarcrook

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                    Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:34 PM

                    I've heard a lot of Brides do that - have their guests book their flights.  I'm torn on which way to do it.  Do you know if they got good deals?
                     

                    Originally Posted by amlambert 

                    I used Kim Grammer at kim@i-travelagent.com.  She was wonderful!  She negotiates the whole contract and concessions.  My guests booked their hotel through her, and did their flights on their own.  She did a wonderful job, was very timely with responses and would call the resort directly if I was having trouble getting in touch with the coordinator.





                    #5250 sarcrook

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                      Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:36 PM

                      That is awesome!  I did start to use them but I felt the TA was pushing for a Karisma Resort and I was totally turned off.  Then we decided to use a friend's Father-In-Law..I'm still not very sold.  I might email Apple Vacations directly and see what I can get from them - can't hurt! 
                       

                      Originally Posted by Lindsay in love 


                       

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by sarcrook 

                      Are you May 9th 2011 or 2012?  We aren't going to be until late January/early February 2012...

                       

                      Is she booking flight and resort?  Did you get a good deal??
                       


                       


                      She did get us a good deal and arranges for both flight and accommodations and works with all of the tour operators both American and Canadian to make sure we get the best price...they are great at delivering on price. She's very easy to get ahold of and gets back to me quickly. I'm very happy with her service so far. My wedding is May 9th 2011, so not too far away :-) Can't wait! Good luck with your planning!





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