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Has Anyone Used Weddings by Oceans?

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#11 Cindy*

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    Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:23 PM

    The funny thing is when I met them in January at one of the bridal shows, they took a really long time to get back to me with a quote. I ended up booking with someone else but now they've called me and emailed me a bunch. I guess they just need to better manage their busy times.

    #12 hiccups

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      Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

      I've also been dealing with Ashley from Weddings By Oceans and they've been pretty good so far. Correspondence has been a bit slow from time to time. I was also referred to them by someone who used them for their own wedding and they had nothing but good things to say about them.

      #13 kwysocki

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        Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:47 PM

        Hi Ladies,

        I have been dealing with Weddings by Oceans for a couple of months now and they have been fantastic! I have been dealing with Ashley as well and she has been wonderful. She is very responsive and always gets back to you. We just booked our wedding this week!!!

        We had issues with the resort we originally wanted to go with and Ashley helped us and provided us with an even better option for a resort and got a price that was $500 cheaper than another company quoted us!

        2 week period for quotes is the general wait time with any large travel booking in Canada. It is not them being slow, it is them waiting on the tour operators. I have dealt with another company called "The Wedding Holiday" and they were absolutely horrible. Would not even respond to an email for weeks let alone get quotes. They did not even tell me that the quote for the resort they were pushing me to go with didn't have anyone flying their next summer anymore!! Ridiculous! On top of it all we were passed on to 4 different people while we were dealing with them during a 6 month period and non of them ever had our details straight. I would never recommend "The Wedding Holiday" and I am so glad that we found "Weddings by Oceans"!!!!!!!!

        #14 bikegirl

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          Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:32 PM

          ^ Hi kwysocki, thanks for the review! I am starting to work with Ashley, too. Actually, on recommendation from another Toronto bride, Oryx. She told me 7-10 business days for a quote so I'm glad you verified that as I'm just so used to instant quotes online!

          Can you tell me when your wedding date is and where? Just curious how far in advance you booked. Thanks!

          #15 Mellyrox

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            Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:50 PM

            Hi there, I also started dealing with them back in January after a wedding show. I can't remember the person I was dealing with but I spoke to her multiple times and whenever I would call, she never seemed to recall who I was. I understand they are very busy, but it sort of drove me crazy. And the length of time it took for them to get quotes was also a problem for me. The TA I went with had a turnaround time of 48 hrs compared to 2 weeks with Weddings by Oceans.
            Vince and Mel - Grand Palladium Jamaica, May 04, 2011

            #16 kwysocki

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              Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:13 PM

              Hi Bikegirl,

              Glad you are having a pleasant experience as well. Weddings by Oceans has been very great to deal with and their owner has over 25 years of extensive experience in the travel industry. They dont just claim to have the expertise, they can prove it. They are having a "Brides Bash" on May 29. Contact them for more details if you want to join.

              We are getting married in June 2011 at Barcelo Los Cabos in Cabo. I just booked, so just over a year in advance. I would recommend doing at least a year especially with popular resorts- I heard that a few in the mayan are already sold out for weddings in 2011. We also want to give our guests enough notice. What resorts are you looking into?

              #17 bridetobe83

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                Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:44 PM

                I have been dealing with WBO for a little over a month now.. getting some information and quotes from them. I have also been dealing with Ashley and have had a great experience so far. She get's back to me pretty fast!

                #18 jpcmartin

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                  Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

                  I have not heard anything positive.

                  #19 Amelie-Mellow

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                    Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:01 AM

                    We have been working with Weddings By Oceans for a few months now- our experience has been hit and miss.  I have been working with Ashley and although she is super nice, she's made the same mistake repeatedly. The staff their do not really seem to be on the ball.


                    Our credit card got charged for the deposit, without them even calling to tell us they would be putting the cost through. A few weeks later I saw this charge from a vendor I did not know(was not from WBO) and had to piece 2 and 2 together to figure out it was them. When I called to ask why they didn't even check if it was ok for them to charge us, they didn't even apologize for not letting us know.


                    On another note they are pretty good at getting us quotes and don't mind doing this a number of times.


                    My biggest pet peeve with them is the lack of attention to detail.


                    Having said all that, based on my experience with other travel agencies it's not much better elsewhere.


                    Hope this helps.


                    Q: Who have all of  you booked with?

                    #20 riversideweddings

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                      Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:54 PM

                      Having your ceremony in a ocean is not that bad. It's nice since many people are doin that now. You can also try at Vermont it's somewhat king of a riverside wedding.

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