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Well said Tris!

Everyone idea of the BIG day is different...  I personally want a simple dress, simple decorations, simple wedding. I want it to be about where we are, who are with and the commitment we are making. I like photos, I like to keep them in albums, it's memories of good times... I'm a bit sentimental but cannot afford to splurge... so going with the hotel photograph and will be asking to family to take some as well. I'm sure they'll be happy too.

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Tris, I totally agree with you!  There aren't many things we're splurging on for the wedding because for us, the whole point of going to Jamaica is to keep it simple and to focus on what really matters.  (And to be able to afford buying a house LOL)  We're not doing flowers, no centrepieces, no big fancy $50k wedding in Toronto...the only thing we feel is worth splurging on are beautiful photos, because it's the only thing we can look back at 50 years from now.  And to show my future grandkids LOL.  The last thing we want is to come home from a beautiful wedding and have crappy pictures to show for it, so I think we're gonna bring a photographer from Toronto because his pictures are amazing.  (www.unionphoto.ca). 

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Union Photo had a photo booth at our friend's wedding in Casa Loma. Great work! Excellent Choice!

 

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Originally Posted by futurejohnson View Post

Tris, I totally agree with you!  There aren't many things we're splurging on for the wedding because for us, the whole point of going to Jamaica is to keep it simple and to focus on what really matters.  (And to be able to afford buying a house LOL)  We're not doing flowers, no centrepieces, no big fancy $50k wedding in Toronto...the only thing we feel is worth splurging on are beautiful photos, because it's the only thing we can look back at 50 years from now.  And to show my future grandkids LOL.  The last thing we want is to come home from a beautiful wedding and have crappy pictures to show for it, so I think we're gonna bring a photographer from Toronto because his pictures are amazing.  (www.unionphoto.ca). 



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Akua - Do you have to contact the hotel photographer yourself or go through Beverly?
 

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I'm going to use the hotel photographer, the quote I got from Sungold was over $1000, NOT worth it for me because I only want a few prints.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the one who had the guy show up half way had a professional one as well, where as if they know that they are the main one, they will show up on time.  And you can haggle with the prices.   And if the resort photographer is going to be your main one, you can schedule him to take the getting ready pictures, or a few pictures before the wedding, you just have to tell them what exactly you want.

Spending $2500 for pictures is cringe worthy to me, there is NO WAY I could throw away that much money on 3 pictures.  I'm not a scrapbooker, I'm not going to have albums full of pictures, I want a few nice shots.  I'm only going to get one printed for the house, and send the same one with my canadian invites.  Plus my dad is buying a super expensive camera, so I'm sure he's going to take TONS, hahaha. 



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Hey Ladies,
I've been waiting for 3 months now to get the prices of the packages back from the TA and finally have them... I'm not impressed as she told us the going rate was $500 less than the actual price she quoted us to pay. We have a group of about 45 people going but don't feel like i'm getting much of a deal. 
Can I ask what travel agency most of you ladies went with? and approx price you were quoted?

I'm living in Western Canada right now and half of our group is leaving from there and the other half from eastern Canada.

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Originally Posted by Espejo2be View Post

 

Hey Ladies,

I've been waiting for 3 months now to get the prices of the packages back from the TA and finally have them... I'm not impressed as she told us the going rate was $500 less than the actual price she quoted us to pay. We have a group of about 45 people going but don't feel like i'm getting much of a deal. 

Can I ask what travel agency most of you ladies went with? and approx price you were quoted?

I'm living in Western Canada right now and half of our group is leaving from there and the other half from eastern Canada.

 

Hey! When's the wedding?

 

We are going April 23-April 30 and our rate is:

From Winnipeg: $1700 even (after taxes)

From Calgary: $1750 (after taxes)

From Toronto: $1650 (after taxes)

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Originally Posted by Espejo2be View Post

Hey Ladies,
I've been waiting for 3 months now to get the prices of the packages back from the TA and finally have them... I'm not impressed as she told us the going rate was $500 less than the actual price she quoted us to pay. We have a group of about 45 people going but don't feel like i'm getting much of a deal. 
Can I ask what travel agency most of you ladies went with? and approx price you were quoted?

I'm living in Western Canada right now and half of our group is leaving from there and the other half from eastern Canada.


everyone is going from Toronto so I don't have eastern or western, but we were originally quoted 1606 txs included and locked in on that price because we were given a price guarantee that we could change it if the price dropped. It was good until up to 60 days before departure and with like less than a week to go the price dropped like $150 and the tour operator (transat) was nice and gave up $200 off so everyone ended up paying 1406pp! But as for not feeling like you got a deal I feel the same as you. Transat only gave us the extra $50 pp off because I complained saying what was the point in getting everyone to book with your company when I can get that same price from say Air Canada which I'd rather fly with anyways because I find their planes bigger and has more amenities (I loooove the personal TV's!!) so thats why they beat the best price online, which with about 40 days to go until we leave is still the best published price....so whoever you go with fight them for the best price you can get!!

 

On another note....I know this is a random question but has anyone found out about how long it takes to walk down the aisle because it looks long and I want to make sure my ceremony songs will be long enough, plus I want a seperate one from the rest of the bridal party so I'd like it to run smoothly!

 

 

 


 

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We have about 45 people going aswell and for a week it's $1550 everything included and 10 days is $1950 everything included.  Our travel agent is giving us every 11th person free, so basically they will give us a dollar amount of how much we have as a credit because of the amount of people going.  As of right now we have our 10 day trip paid for both of us and are splitting the remaining credit between the bridal party so they should each(6 of them) get off about $500 each.  We are flying with Air Canada but have to take a connecting flight from Calgary to Toronto.

 

Originally Posted by Espejo2be View Post

Hey Ladies,
I've been waiting for 3 months now to get the prices of the packages back from the TA and finally have them... I'm not impressed as she told us the going rate was $500 less than the actual price she quoted us to pay. We have a group of about 45 people going but don't feel like i'm getting much of a deal. 
Can I ask what travel agency most of you ladies went with? and approx price you were quoted?

I'm living in Western Canada right now and half of our group is leaving from there and the other half from eastern Canada.



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