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I am losing my mind with this early booking bonus crap...

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#1 mrullo

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    Posted 18 February 2010 - 04:33 PM

    I am losing my mind with this early booking bonus crap...

    For a week in Oct. for Dreams Palm Beach if payed in full by march 10th will be $1362.25 after that it goes up to $1662.25!!

    What do I do? How do I tell people there is a whooper of a price hike if they can't shell out by March?

    Do you think it will go down again if I wait for a different promotion?

    #2 *JillD*

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      Posted 18 February 2010 - 04:59 PM

      why can't they do a payment plan through your TA?

      #3 mymygagne

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        Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:00 PM


        I had the same dilemma a few weeks ago. I'm getting married at Dreams Palm Beach in November 2010. We have to pay everything in full by March 18. Everyone also had to make a deposit by February 11. My travel agent tried to push the early deadline for may, but couldn't do anything since Dreams is offering this promotion.

        All of our guests were aware about our destination wedding before Christmas. However, no one was prepared to pay everything this early. It's mostly our family members who decided to book now and not wait for better deals. Four of our guests decided to wait and see if the prices would go down closer to the wedding.

        Personnaly, I didn't want to wait and knew we might pay more for booking this early. I wanted to make sure that we would get married on the day we picked.

        If you are willing to wait and want to get married on a specific day, contact Melani, the wedding coordinator at Dreams, in order to make sure you can get married.

        Hope this helps a bit.



        #4 amygirl1169

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          Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:59 PM

          I went through the exact same thing too! We ended up putting up an evite, getting people who were ready to commit their deposit and even though Sunwing wanted the full payment within 2 months, my TA was able to negotiate out a payment plan. We ended up paying 3 deposits of $150 and then the full amount is due next week, which is 60 days before departure.

          However, they gave us some leeway on the payments because they switched the flights around on us and this was their attempt to keep us from cancelling.

          The price of our trip went up a bit and then down a few weeks ago and now back up again, so it's hard to say when to book, but in reality, because it's your wedding, you can't really gamble and watch the prices too much.

          I looked at that resort as well, and that sounds like a pretty good price to me... although, my pricing was for April and Oct/Nov tends to be cheaper.

          #5 vdaybride

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            Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:30 AM

            It has been my experience that waiting until the last minute may not only product higher rates, but the hotel might sell out. THis is what heppened to some of my guests. They waited until the last minute hoping for deals only to have the resort sell out the month before my wedding. Good luck with whatever you choose.
            Married 2-14-2010 Dreams, Los Cabos


            #6 simplnsweet

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              Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:36 AM

              i am in the exact same position. We are having our wedding at Dreams PV and just sent out a reminder to get people to put down some money to secure the deal. We too have the full payment deadline of March 18th. I really hope we can offer payment plans for our guests. I hate this money thing.

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