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#861 Boo

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    Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:57 AM

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    #862 MayanLily

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      Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:38 PM

      I booked with Romantic Planet too and that's pretty much how my deal went down.

      They originally asked for us to put down deposits for ppl we "thought" were coming. I did think this was ridiculous since I hadn't even sent out STDs yet! Against my better judgement, I put down 20 deposits ($3000) for a package with Signature Vacations. Found out later that this package didn't suit all of our guests needs so we lost that money.

      The next time around (with Air Canada Vacations) we were smart. Told all of our guests that if they wanted to come, they needed to put down their own deposit with a deadline in 2 weeks. Seems kinda harsh but I was so livid that I lost the signature money, I didn't really care at that point. Everyone booked and no one said a word to me about only giving them 2 weeks notice.... good thing too cuz I wouldn't have lost it on them!
      Aly

      #863 KRama

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        Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:36 PM

        We did the same thing as MayanLily. We went with Air Canada vacations and it worked really well. We just didn't have the cash to put down deposits on everyone's behalf and we ceratainly weren't willing to lose money on guests that couldn't commit. Once we found out that we'd have to put deposits down within two weeks of the quote we sent out an email STD telling people the dates we wanted to travel, that we were looking at 5-star resorts in the Mayan and that when our next email came around they'd have two weeks to call our travel agent and put down their desposit. About a month later we updated our quote, sent out the official STD's and we had EVERYBODY book on time! We had a few couples that decided to book last minute and it all worked out!

        #864 Boo

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          Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:59 AM

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          #865 *Nadine*

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            Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:05 AM

            Hi ladies :) Its been ages since I have been here but just wanted to pop in and say hi.
            I see some of you met up, I would love to meet up one of these times but I am out of town for teh long weekend on the 29th. I'll check back to see what you plan for the August meet up! Happy Stampeding!

            #866 breeze616

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              Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

              Hi Ladies!

              I'm not a Calgary Bride, but I received a great quote from Romantic Planet for my wedding guests and have read back in this read about some of your dealings with them - its been super helpful!

              So what I got overall from it was they are great to deal with, but that I shouldn't put down deposits for my guests and just get my guests to put their own deposits down within a certain timeframe? How long did they give you to get the deposits?

              Thanks Nades for directing me here! :)

              #867 CaraW

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                Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ChristinaP
                Thanks Cara.
                Did all of your guests have to have their deposits down within 7 days of booking the resort though? Mine had 90 days, which gave me time to put out invites.
                Hi Christina,
                Yes our guests had a few months to put their deposit down which worked out well.

                #868 MayanLily

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                  Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by breeze616
                  Hi Ladies!

                  I'm not a Calgary Bride, but I received a great quote from Romantic Planet for my wedding guests and have read back in this read about some of your dealings with them - its been super helpful!

                  So what I got overall from it was they are great to deal with, but that I shouldn't put down deposits for my guests and just get my guests to put their own deposits down within a certain timeframe? How long did they give you to get the deposits?

                  Thanks Nades for directing me here! :)
                  I think it actually depends on the package you choose. The signature package gave me 7 days... hence, me panicking and putting down 20 deposits to hold the price for everyone. Also, just so you know, Signature WILL NOT deal with you directly if you are booking through a travel agent. I called to ask a question about their flights and they wouldn't even talk to me. I was screaming "BUT IM THE BRIDE"

                  I think Air Canada Vacations quote was good for 4 weeks. By the time I finally sorted out Signature screw up and decided to go with AC, my guests only had 2 weeks to put down their own deposits. Everything worked out great that way. It sort of forced my guests to come up with a decison. Which I'm happy I did because I hear other brides complaining alot about their "undecided" guests.

                  Also, Tara Hartman is amazing at romantic planet!
                  Aly

                  #869 MayanLily

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                    Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:12 PM

                    Welcome back to the thread Nadine! I think the plan is now to try to meet on the last Thursday of the month. I missed the last one but hopefully I can make July.
                    Aly

                    #870 ChristinaP

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                      Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:31 PM

                      Thanks so much for all your help ladies!
                      I didn't realize how different everyone's dealings were. I thought what I had was standard (90 days held about 25 spots for $400- we then had waaay more and still got the price even after the 90 days) so I was freaking out when my friend told me she only had 7 days.
                      Anyways. Thanks again.

                      Happy Friday All!




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