Just a reminder about TAs and group benefits. Your travel agent should be able to arrang the same benefits through the wedding sales department. I will admit that we had to fight to have then combine the groups (we had some guest booking under my aunts membership). In the end they agreed but we were so frustrated that we told all of our guest to book under the TA and not my aunts membership.
Our planning process has been so stress free since we made that decision. Neither we nor our guest have to deal with Miami at all. My TA has handled everything with booking and travel. I was also happy that round trip transfers were included with the room stay. If your guest book with the resort they pay extra for tranfers unless they are staying for 7 days or more. They still get the palace resort credits.
I am sooooooo glad we did this. Our TA has confirmed our free events with the resort and we were copied on the email. AND here is the best part, she issued the refund for our comp nights!!!! Yes ladies you heard right. We leave in one week and we have ALREADY RECEIVED THE REFUND FOR OUR COMP NIGHTS. I have heard of so many girls having to wait weeks and months after the wedding to receive their refund from Miami but my TA has already refunded us.
I say all of that to say, you may want to double check with your TA to see if they can negotiate the same promotions with group sales department. It may really be worth your while.
BTW: when my TA was handling guest that at the time were going to book under my aunts membership, FI and I decided that would give her a gift or tip for the hassle. Fortunately we were able to do everything with her so she is getting credit for all rooms. I think a gift may still be in order.