I am having similar problems with destination weddings. Her prices are a lot higher and my guests are just booking through bookit. I would like to take advantage of the free room deal. Who are you dealing with and how does that work? Thanks girl!
Originally Posted by SharonMydung
What I did was I read the first 50 pages and then I skipped to page 400 and on. Once you finish reading everything, you can go back to those pages that you haven't read. There's definitely and abundant amount of information on here and you will get more creative reading this blog in regards to your wedding.
The $300 an hour is the price the resort is charging, yes it's quite ridiculous but they made it so all the DJ's that are an approved vendor must abide by this price. I've heard from past brides that the ipod is quite a pain since the technician does not speak very good English. You still have to pay $180 an hour for the technician so might as well add another $120 and get a DJ:)
At first I was quite nervous about the whole not being in control and all but since I started relaxing more and not worry too much, everything is finally falling into places. There are only two approved DJ at this time which is DJ Neri (heard he suck) and DJ Edgar.Cardoso@avispl.com
. I had initially booked DJ Julian Molina but since he did not agree with the resort's contract, they didn't approve him. He had worked out a deal with DJ Edgar as a contractor therefore I booked DJ Edgar but requested for DJ Julian Molina to play our our wedding. He said that he will be the DJ but he is not allowed to bring any of his equipments except for his laptop so he will be using the resort's equipments.
As far as Travel Agency, I initially went with Destination Weddings and our agent is Barbary Hylton. She is the worst agent I've ever dealt with. I booked our package back in November and requested all the guests to go through her but she did not respond to them in a timely manner. Their prices were about 500-1000 higher than other online agencies. I did some research and found that Bookit.com had the most competitive pricing so all of my guests booked their packages through bookit.com. Bookit also offers a buy 5 room get the 6th free so if you have a lot of guests you should look into that. Anywhoo last week, one of our family decided to buy our room for us and so I asked Destination Weddings to cancel our room and keep our flights. Our flights are paid in full and they were giving us a hard time about cancelling our room at Dreams. They made us paid 90 dollars each in penalties because we are not booking the rooms with them. Let me just say, I am more stressed out about dealing with Destination Weddings than dealing with the resort. Beware of Destination Weddings, just warning those that are thinking about using them.
Sorry for the long email, I had to vent lol.