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To book or not book a wedding through Expedia!?

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#1 Jenna20

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    Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:19 PM

    Hello Ladies,

    So I have been looking into pricing for a wedding at DPV. Expedia seems to offer competitive pricing...with that said is it a good idea to book a group through an online travel source? I had been using a WC but it seems to really slow the process down (A week here of there to hear back). Looking for any advice on the best way to book a DW.

    Thanks! :)

    #2 NaM

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      Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:28 PM

      Well there is a difference between book travel through Expedia and a wedding. You are going to have to work with the WC regardless or where you book/how you book. They are your liasion for everything wedding related at the resort.
      But if you get a good rate for group travel through expedia instead of using a TA...I say go for it. But there are definite benefits to using one in my opinion!
      Good luck :)

      #3 *Heather*


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        Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

        I would not book travel for a wedding through expedia - but if you find a better price there, a TA may be able to match it for you.

        #4 Jenna20

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          Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

          Thanks Ladies...I do agree. There are aspects of travel planning that may not go as seamless booking online. I will try and see if I can get price matching.

          Btw my thread posted twice...how do I delete the other one?

          #5 Patti

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            Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

            I would highly recommend to not book ANYTHING through Expedia, Travelocity or a service like that. I make reservations a lot for work and have had the worst experiences with these companies IF you have to cancel or change anything. I use them when searching for flights, however, when I find the best one, then I book through that particular airline's website.

            #6 Jess

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              Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

              I would get another TA who responds quickly, try one from the forum. You can get better pricing than expedia and much better customer service.

              #7 allyson779

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                Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:24 AM

                We were also tempted to use expedia or orbitz for booking our wedding.
                In the end we went with a TA that offered both in person and online booking options.
                I am so glad we did because now we can offer a great package deal to all our guests and still take advantage of various discounts/promotions.
                Plus if something were to go wrong we have a great contact and don't need to depend on a 1-800 #
                Bride & Groom plus 86 booked!!!

                #8 TLC4Rock

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                  Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:08 AM

                  I highly recommend using a TA, most will assist be there to support your guest with travel and once you reach the resort. If there are issues with their flight they have support from the TA.

                  Using the various online sites it makes it difficult to manage and keep up with guest arrivals. TAs will provide a summary of guest arrivals and departures.

                  There is always going to be one or two guest that will try to find their own travels online the only thing you can do is suggest they use yours...but if you are like me. I just want what works best for my guest financially.

                  #9 *Meagan*

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                    Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:37 AM

                    Hi! I recommend using a TA or booking with the hotel directly. I wouldn't book through Expedia, especially for an event like this.

                    #10 Traci7642

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                      Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:24 PM

                      For the flights, you could try calling the airlines individually. A lot of times they will offer you a discounted rate or % off if you have a large group traveling.

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