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#5881 chrissyandrob

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    Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:32 AM

    Hi,

    I am using Barbara Hylton and she has been quick to repsond to my guests but her pricing is MUCH higher. She did match any pricing (including my own) that you find online. Most of our guests did book outside of her because of this and I made her aware of this. The only good thing is that if you do go through your TA, you and your guests will not be walked if the hotels are over sold or if you havea ny issues, they will handle it. If you use a TA, make sure to tell your guests to do research and let the TA"s know that there is better pricing out there. She has also been cheaper than bookit on a few occasions and I knwo internet pricing changes daily- keep that in mind too....

     

    Chrissy

    June 12, 2011



    #5882 BrookeAshlea

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      Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:34 AM

      Past brides anyone use DJ neri. That's who I have booked and haven't heard anything. I'm getting so nervous. My wedding is 4/3/2011! Thanks in advance

      #5883 jkhowell

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        Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:11 PM


        THanks Missy! I was so wondering about that. I have no clue what any of that meant. Are those "free room" discounts offered from the resort? And did your TA tell you about them?
         

        Originally Posted by Missy1 

        Just to give everyone a heads up as to how the free rooms work or at least how it worked for me....my travel agent said it was more like a dollar amount that they give you per room to apply. We have 45 guests and so with the free rooms we got it was enough of a dollar amount to pay for my fiance' and I's honeymoon suite which was $2200 and i still had $845 left which I applied to my mother's room. We also were given to free upgrades to any double occupancy room so I gave those to my bridal party. So basically our room ended up being free anyways. That may be something you want to consider just in case like Sharon said, a family member offers to pay for your room and you have to cancel it, rather than cancel it, if you have enough guests it may end up free anyways.



         


        Bud and Jackie
        Dreams Riviera Cancun
        2-24-12

        #5884 jkhowell

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          Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:17 PM

          It took a few days after I told Ana I wanted to secure my date. She then sent me the form I needed to fill out and I had to scan the card and my ID with the paperwork. After that, I was kinda freaking out because she never sent me a confirmation email or anything! So after a week or so I emailed her asking if I was ever going to get a confirmation email because I knew the money had already been withdrawn from my account. She than emailed me back saying simply this "this is you confirmation for you date." HA thanks for the security!! Anyway I just laughed it off and hope my date is good. lol


          Bud and Jackie
          Dreams Riviera Cancun
          2-24-12

          #5885 LindsayMichelle

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            Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:15 AM

            Sharon,

             

            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.

             

             

             


             



             



            #5886 LindsayMichelle

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              Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:15 AM

              Sharon,

               

              I am having similar problems with destination weddings. Her prices are a lot higher and my guests are just booking online.. I would like to take advantage of the free room! 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.

               

               

               


               



               



              #5887 colleenandclint

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                Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:49 AM

                i had a conference call with lisabeth and feel soooo good about my wedding now.  it is not till july 19th but it was nice to touch base with her and she seems to really have her stuff together.  she has a calm personality and assured me that everything would be very nice.  she did suggest that menus/flowers/decor/cake be picked out and emailed to her 1 month before the wedding.  That sounds good to me cause then when we get there we just have to confirm everything one last time and not be tied up for hours.  

                 

                i going to trust the past brides that everything will come together when we get there.  no stress, now i just cross my fingers that lisabeth will still be there in july!!!



                #5888 cotyandtrin

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                  Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:19 PM

                  I am also working with Lisabeth and she is great! I met her at our site visit and since she has been very good about corresponding and answering our questions via email. We even called once and she answered the phone. 

                   

                  I agree it is hard planning from afar but I know that it will come together January 2012!

                   

                   



                  #5889 Carbaholic

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                    Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:12 AM

                    Question for all of you...  How are you going to get all of the Welcome Bags (OOT Bags) to your guests' rooms?  We have some stuff in each of them that are personalized, so I want to make sure the right bag goes to the right person.

                     

                    Ideas? Thoughts?  Help!



                    #5890 dimplesandsuga

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                      Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

                      Hi Carb

                       

                      In speaking with my coordinator, an idea was that they may be able to give you the room assignments after everyone has arrived or before and you can assign one of your attendants to go and drop the bags off at the doors. Its a thought....
                       

                      Originally Posted by Carbaholic 

                      Question for all of you...  How are you going to get all of the Welcome Bags (OOT Bags) to your guests' rooms?  We have some stuff in each of them that are personalized, so I want to make sure the right bag goes to the right person.

                       

                      Ideas? Thoughts?  Help!



                       






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