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#1141 a084596

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    Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:31 AM

    the minister fees are only $200.00 not $400.00 like the 2011 package.  That is such a big difference. 

    Is it really $400.00 because I remember seeing $200.00 last summer?

    Anyone?



    #1142 acw271011

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    Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:04 PM

    so here is a little tidbit of info for anyone that still has not firmed up their travel quote. I'm so frustrated over this part of it that I might just scream at somebody!!

     

    I found a TA this morning - Marlin Travel in downtown Toronto where I work and they declare themselves "destination wedding and honeymoon specialists". she gave me a few good reasons but one of the key things is they deal with Transat and Nolitours - if you're looking for good rates, they are 2 of the best. the second thing is if you're an air miles collector, or any of your guests are, they can use their air miles toward their trip and bring the costs down.  she said 800 air miles = $100 up to a maximum of $400 per person if they have enough to get that much obviously, and in our case where we're trying to get costs down for our kids, we can purchase the certificates and help the kids out with their costs because you just apply the certs to the final balance, which isn't due generally until 60 days prior to departure!!  I think most people collect air miles, and if you don't this is a good reason to start. they can wrack up pretty darn quick depending on where you get gas, if you shop at Metro, Rona, any of those stores.  well worth it I think.

     

    I would definitely like to know about the new rates as to a late 2011 wedding November. that's pretty darn close to 2012 lol  if anyone gets an answer, I'd love to hear it for sure. the same would apply to us - we could do other things if we were saving.


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    #1143 stacey33

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      Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

      hello ladies, I will answer you about the minister fees. yes for 2011 400 dollars. our blissfull package was also 1350 dollars. so and you can imagine we were sad and shocked to hear about that lower costs. I just can't believe that the package price cut in half!! good for you new brides bad for us old brides. Lol lol.

      #1144 tris

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        Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:04 PM


        Agreed. I'm in the same situation :(
        Every time I come to this thread now I get more and more irritated that I'm paying double the money for the same thing. haha.

        Originally Posted by stacey33 

        hello ladies, I will answer you about the minister fees. yes for 2011 400 dollars. our blissfull package was also 1350 dollars. so and you can imagine we were sad and shocked to hear about that lower costs. I just can't believe that the package price cut in half!! good for you new brides bad for us old brides. Lol lol.


         


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        #1145 mekanabr

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          Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:27 PM


          Yep, same here.  I asked Chandlyn about it this morning so whenever she actually gets back to me I'll let you know what she says!
           

          Originally Posted by tris 


          Agreed. I'm in the same situation :(
          Every time I come to this thread now I get more and more irritated that I'm paying double the money for the same thing. haha.



           



           



          #1146 JayKay

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          Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:14 PM


          We just received our group rates for Jan 2012 from our TA and we are using Transat.  Originally we were quoted 1855 from Sunquest and 2095 from transat with departure from Calgary for one week all inclusive.  Our TA said she has only had problems with sunquest and recommended Transat, so she went to Transat and asked if they would match Sunquests price.  They came back slightly cheaper so we are paying 1830 per person per week all inclusive from Calgary.  We were also quoted for the Royal Golden which is 2095 per person per week all inclusive.  I don't know if its work paying the 265 per week extra for Royal Golden but we have left the option open to our guests. 

           

          For those of you who have been there and upgraded did you feel it was worth it?
           

          Originally Posted by acw271011 

          so here is a little tidbit of info for anyone that still has not firmed up their travel quote. I'm so frustrated over this part of it that I might just scream at somebody!!

           

          I found a TA this morning - Marlin Travel in downtown Toronto where I work and they declare themselves "destination wedding and honeymoon specialists". she gave me a few good reasons but one of the key things is they deal with Transat and Nolitours - if you're looking for good rates, they are 2 of the best. the second thing is if you're an air miles collector, or any of your guests are, they can use their air miles toward their trip and bring the costs down.  she said 800 air miles = $100 up to a maximum of $400 per person if they have enough to get that much obviously, and in our case where we're trying to get costs down for our kids, we can purchase the certificates and help the kids out with their costs because you just apply the certs to the final balance, which isn't due generally until 60 days prior to departure!!  I think most people collect air miles, and if you don't this is a good reason to start. they can wrack up pretty darn quick depending on where you get gas, if you shop at Metro, Rona, any of those stores.  well worth it I think.

           

          I would definitely like to know about the new rates as to a late 2011 wedding November. that's pretty darn close to 2012 lol  if anyone gets an answer, I'd love to hear it for sure. the same would apply to us - we could do other things if we were saving.



           



          #1147 MIssdonne

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            Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

            Hello

            For those who"s going with Transat, there is a wedding package deal that can be cheaper if you are more then 30. I chose with Transat because I have 70 guest (already signup and there is more coming!!!!!) the package is for 24 pers. and 10$ (extra) each pers. The package with GBP is 20 to 45$ per pers (extra). Here the Transat packages:

             



            so here is a little tidbit of info for anyone that still has not firmed up their travel quote. I'm so frustrated over this part of it that I might just scream at somebody!!

             

            I found a TA this morning - Marlin Travel in downtown Toronto where I work and they declare themselves "destination wedding and honeymoon specialists". she gave me a few good reasons but one of the key things is they deal with Transat and Nolitours - if you're looking for good rates, they are 2 of the best. the second thing is if you're an air miles collector, or any of your guests are, they can use their air miles toward their trip and bring the costs down.  she said 800 air miles = $100 up to a maximum of $400 per person if they have enough to get that much obviously, and in our case where we're trying to get costs down for our kids, we can purchase the certificates and help the kids out with their costs because you just apply the certs to the final balance, which isn't due generally until 60 days prior to departure!!  I think most people collect air miles, and if you don't this is a good reason to start. they can wrack up pretty darn quick depending on where you get gas, if you shop at Metro, Rona, any of those stores.  well worth it I think.

             

            I would definitely like to know about the new rates as to a late 2011 wedding November. that's pretty darn close to 2012 lol  if anyone gets an answer, I'd love to hear it for sure. the same would apply to us - we could do other things if we were saving.



             



            #1148 MIssdonne

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              Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:47 PM

              Hello

               

              Some of my guest ask for it, so ALL of my guest have the Royal Golden! ! I never when GBP with the Royal Golden, But some of my friend went! They say is worth it because you have room service, you closer to the beach and many service(only available for RG).
               

              Originally Posted by JayKay 


              We just received our group rates for Jan 2012 from our TA and we are using Transat.  Originally we were quoted 1855 from Sunquest and 2095 from transat with departure from Calgary for one week all inclusive.  Our TA said she has only had problems with sunquest and recommended Transat, so she went to Transat and asked if they would match Sunquests price.  They came back slightly cheaper so we are paying 1830 per person per week all inclusive from Calgary.  We were also quoted for the Royal Golden which is 2095 per person per week all inclusive.  I don't know if its work paying the 265 per week extra for Royal Golden but we have left the option open to our guests. 

               

              For those of you who have been there and upgraded did you feel it was worth it?
               



               



               



              #1149 cupcake1382

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                Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:30 PM

                I would totally talk to Chandalyn if you are getting married in 2011... My wedding date is 9-10-11 and she is giving me the $200 minister fee price.. here is what she wrote on Tuesday...

                 

                From Me to Chandlyn and her answer: I asked Beverly if we could do the free package but she said we would still have to pay judges fees. I asked her if we could get around the fees since we were already legally married but she never got back to me (I think this is when she resigned.)You may do the free package which now attracts a fee of US200
                 

                Originally Posted by mekanabr 


                Yep, same here.  I asked Chandlyn about it this morning so whenever she actually gets back to me I'll let you know what she says!
                 



                 



                 

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                #1150 lmarie

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                  Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:01 PM

                  My guests from Calgary got an all inclusive rate of $1666, that was in October for travel in August.

                   

                  Originally Posted by JayKay 


                  We just received our group rates for Jan 2012 from our TA and we are using Transat.  Originally we were quoted 1855 from Sunquest and 2095 from transat with departure from Calgary for one week all inclusive.  Our TA said she has only had problems with sunquest and recommended Transat, so she went to Transat and asked if they would match Sunquests price.  They came back slightly cheaper so we are paying 1830 per person per week all inclusive from Calgary.  We were also quoted for the Royal Golden which is 2095 per person per week all inclusive.  I don't know if its work paying the 265 per week extra for Royal Golden but we have left the option open to our guests. 

                   

                  For those of you who have been there and upgraded did you feel it was worth it?
                   



                   



                   






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