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#1681 nandrwed2011

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    Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:33 PM

    Totally not sure if this is the place to ask but I wanted to see if any other Calgary brides know of any places to buy buri fans for a decent price?  I'm trying to avoid ordering online if I can and thought I would check with everyone here if they knew of a place!

     

    TIA

     

    Robin



    #1682 Sunshine2680

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      Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:59 AM


      We're booked at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum
      My parents have stayed there about 8 times now...i went in 2010...great resort. Wasn't my 1st pick...originally I was going for Dreams Riviera Cancun...but when

      we got the price..we couldn't turn it down. I feel much better about asking my guests to pay $1200 for a resort i KNOW they'll like ...rather than pay $1700 on a resort none of us have been to..and it being a big gamble for everything - not just the wedding.

      Tulum is great..even though its a long drive from Cancun..once you're out there its all good. Plus its still only about 20-30 min from Playa Del Carmen so its just a quick trip if you still want to head in for some shopping.
      Xcaret..and XelHa are nearby too.
       

      Originally Posted by aquamaniac 

      Where in Mexico did you book, we're thinking about looking in the Tulum area as we've stayed in Playa del Carmen a few times and want to be futher from the town.

       



       



       



      #1683 proti007

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        Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:25 AM

        I JUST ordered my buri fans from

        Totally not sure if this is the place to ask but I wanted to see if any other Calgary brides know of any places to buy buri fans for a decent price?  I'm trying to avoid ordering online if I can and thought I would check with everyone here if they knew of a place!

         

        TIA

         

        Robin



         



        #1684 Ginny

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          Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

          Just starting to plan our wedding in Puerto Vallarta for January 2012. It's coming up really fast! Just wondering if anyone knows a place to get wedding dresses "rush" ordered or something from Calgary. Usually they say six months but that's going to be too long for alterations and such!  



          #1685 star18

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            Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:47 PM

            Sonia's Bridal and S2 Brides said that they usually come in 4-6month, usually sooner than later. :)



            #1686 proti007

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              Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:03 AM

              It actually has nothing to do with the shop you buy from, and everything to do with what designer you purchase from. Two dresses from the same store ordered at the same time from different designers could arrive months apart. I ordered mine from Cameo & Cufflinks, and it took about 7 months. Star, I'm surprised S2 said 4-6. My second choice dress (Lazaro) was going to take around 8 months to get in. Ginny, you'll have to ask whatever store you purchase from if your designer does rush orders. It's usually around $500 dollars extra (pretty steep). Cameo & cufflinks is having their floor model sale right now, and there are dresses that literally just came in and have only been tried on once or twice that are on sale from 30-50% off (I was just there for my fitting on Thursday).

               

              Also, if anyone needs a bustier, I got one from C&C that was originally $90 for 70% off (came to $26!!!!). Unbelievable. I was going to buy one from Knickers and Lace for $200!



              #1687 all the love

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                Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:03 AM


                We are also working with Amy at Romantic Planet, but our experience hasn't been nearly as positive as yours. Our frustration with Amy almost caused us to cancel our destination wedding. I don't know if we are just really complicated in our situation, but the original deal she quoted us fell through after she charged the deposit (apparently the company that provided the quote didn't check to see if there were any rooms avaialble before they gave us a rate), and then she told us it was non-refundable, so we ended up booking some of our guests with her anyway just to not lose our $500, but she doesn't provide them with any confirmation of anything, doesn't even let them know she got their info, and she certainly hasn't saved them any money (our guests who used book-it.com got a MUCH better deal with way less hassle).


                 

                Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 



                Amy Wood - she's pretty awesome - its still the beginning stages but she was able to pull off a decent price for me and my guests.
                Most group booking quotes I was getting were up and around $1700+ tax pp - which is absolutely ridiculous.
                Ive been to Mexico 6 times now and i've never paid that much. But she worked her magic somehow and got us $1200 pp - plus the free upgrade
                We were able to get 30 people booked - 20 months in advance! Never expected that. We of course made it clear to our guests that there was no pressure to book with the group. But its nice having the peace of mind that we'll all be together on the same flight...and our rooms should be roughly in the same vicinity too!
                Plus - if anything nasty were to happen..like hurricane..or explosion..and we need to change resorts..we're all included in that..whereas those who aren't in the group booking aren't.
                Its a gamble for sure. I'm almost positive there will be prices cheaper than $1200 - but some aren't willing to wait last minute to book. At least this way - its secured..and the best part is - we still get 1 price drop from now until we leave. So if the price does drop - we can get some money back for people!



                 



                 



                #1688 Sunshine2680

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                  Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:06 AM


                  Oh Wow - I'm so sorry to hear about that. From what I've dealt with so far - she's been pretty good. Hopefully it stays that way - lol
                   

                  Originally Posted by all the love 


                  We are also working with Amy at Romantic Planet, but our experience hasn't been nearly as positive as yours. Our frustration with Amy almost caused us to cancel our destination wedding. I don't know if we are just really complicated in our situation, but the original deal she quoted us fell through after she charged the deposit (apparently the company that provided the quote didn't check to see if there were any rooms avaialble before they gave us a rate), and then she told us it was non-refundable, so we ended up booking some of our guests with her anyway just to not lose our $500, but she doesn't provide them with any confirmation of anything, doesn't even let them know she got their info, and she certainly hasn't saved them any money (our guests who used book-it.com got a MUCH better deal with way less hassle).


                   



                   



                   



                  #1689 aquamaniac

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                    Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

                    Sweet, the Grand Bahia Tulum is on my short list! And that price is stellar!

                    I'm meeting Brenda Palmer from Romantic Planet tomorrow evening!

                     

                    Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 


                    We're booked at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum
                    My parents have stayed there about 8 times now...i went in 2010...great resort. Wasn't my 1st pick...originally I was going for Dreams Riviera Cancun...but when

                    we got the price..we couldn't turn it down. I feel much better about asking my guests to pay $1200 for a resort i KNOW they'll like ...rather than pay $1700 on a resort none of us have been to..and it being a big gamble for everything - not just the wedding.

                    Tulum is great..even though its a long drive from Cancun..once you're out there its all good. Plus its still only about 20-30 min from Playa Del Carmen so its just a quick trip if you still want to head in for some shopping.
                    Xcaret..and XelHa are nearby too.
                     



                     



                     



                    #1690 Sunshine2680

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                      Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:12 PM


                      Awesome! Hope it all works for you! Let us know which resort you pick!
                       

                      Originally Posted by aquamaniac 

                      Sweet, the Grand Bahia Tulum is on my short list! And that price is stellar!

                      I'm meeting Brenda Palmer from Romantic Planet tomorrow evening!

                       



                       



                       






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