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Hi BusyBee123..........may I ask who you got your airfare and hotel pricing through? I tried itravel2000 and they quoted me almost 1500/person (flight+hotel This question is open to anyone.. Are kids 2 to 12 free at Gran Bahia?

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I did our travel thruogh destinationweddings.com (they specialize in destination wedding events).  My agent was Christina Brancato and she was AWESOME.  With our flight leaving out of ATL and most guest did 4 days, 3 nights stay...it was $750.  Our Ocean view room only from Wednesday - Sunday with roundtrip airport transfer was around $900.  I don't think 12 year olds are free...but they are considered a child.  I think they are discounted.  Correct me if I am wrong but I think only 3 and under are free.  13 year old and up are considered "adults".  This will affect you if you have more than 1 teenager in the room because 3 is the limit for adults in a room.  I had an issue with one of my guests...she was rooming with her best friend and they both had a 13 and 15 year old.   My agent had to figure some things out because they had an issue with 4 "adults" in the room.

 

Originally Posted by belledame View Post

Hi BusyBee123..........may I ask who you got your airfare and hotel pricing through? I tried itravel2000 and they quoted me almost 1500/person (flight+hotel
This question is open to anyone.. Are kids 2 to 12 free at Gran Bahia?


 

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One more thing with destinationweddings.com, you even get a free website that has a guest planner/tracker so that you can keep track of who has booked, etc.

 

Originally Posted by Tekeya Thompson View Post

I did our travel thruogh destinationweddings.com (they specialize in destination wedding events).  My agent was Christina Brancato and she was AWESOME.  With our flight leaving out of ATL and most guest did 4 days, 3 nights stay...it was $750.  Our Ocean view room only from Wednesday - Sunday with roundtrip airport transfer was around $900.  I don't think 12 year olds are free...but they are considered a child.  I think they are discounted.  Correct me if I am wrong but I think only 3 and under are free.  13 year old and up are considered "adults".  This will affect you if you have more than 1 teenager in the room because 3 is the limit for adults in a room.  I had an issue with one of my guests...she was rooming with her best friend and they both had a 13 and 15 year old.   My agent had to figure some things out because they had an issue with 4 "adults" in the room. 

 



 

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Hi Monarch...

Here's the menu I chose:

Caprese Salad

Cream of Roasted Squash and Thyme

Chicken breast with ricotta, walnuts and bacon - basil - risotto crunch

Profiteroles with Cream and Chocolate Coulis

 

 

I can send you the menu they sent me but it will more than likely change before you have your wedding.  They confirmed the restaurant about 2 weeks prior (had to see which were open during that time) and my menu was confirmed when I met with Chandlyn onsite.  I already knew which one I wanted but I told her at that point.  The profiteroles wasn't all bad, we just didn't eat them because they had the cake.  I got 3 layers for my cake and the flavors of the cake were vanilla raspberry (which was awesome!), coconut (which I am not a coconut fan, but we tasted this cake on buffet and loved it), and chocolate(which was my top layer and no one ate).  I didn't do menu cards because the resort made them.

 

She confirmed the gazebo immediately after I asked her if I could rent it out.  As long as it's available, you will be able to confirm and reserve it.

 

Originally Posted by monarch View Post

Hey Tekeya,

Which salad and dessert did you get at the Dolce Vita?  How far before the wedding did they confirm the restaurant and menu for you?  I'm hoping to make menu cards.  How far in advance did she confirm the gazebo party?

Thanks!

 

 



 

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Hi Tekeya!

  Your video is spectacular!  RoxRoy did an amazing job, and you're right... it felt like you're watching a movie!  I am in agreeance with all the other brides, I now am thinking I want to include a videographer!  Do you have his contact information?

 

  Thank you for all of your input and information, it is soo helpful to all of us upcoming brides!

 

Sam

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Our travel agent was Cheryl from Uniglobe out of Vancouver.  Long story, but we ended up with her because of a reference from a family friend.  She is not a wedding specialist by any means.  I tried countless other TAs, including some in the US, prior to going with her!  I can understand your frustration!  

 

We're with Sunquest, and our guests are about split down the middle with Toronto and Ottawa departures.  We booked in March and our guest deposits ($200) were due by the end of April with final payments due in November.  The prices are as follows for the all inclusive:  

 

From Toronto:  $1200 + $193.61 taxes = $1393.61 total

From Ottawa: $1270 + $193.61 taxes = $1463.61 total

 

With Sunquest, we also got one guest free for every 10 we booked, which was an extra bonus! It helped us fly one of our photographers down for free! 

 

Also you need to factor in what time of the year you're going.  We're going in the high season, so we thought these prices were fabulous!  If you're going in the lower season (April-Oct) I've seen people with much better deals than us.  Good luck!  

 

Originally Posted by belledame View Post

Hi BusyBee123..........may I ask who you got your airfare and hotel pricing through? I tried itravel2000 and they quoted me almost 1500/person (flight+hotel
This question is open to anyone.. Are kids 2 to 12 free at Gran Bahia?


 

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