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#161 aahq45

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    Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:05 PM

    Sherma25, I'm getting married at the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana too!!!  My date is January 6, 2012!!  I've only read great things about thre resort even though I haven't been there!  I can't wait!!!!!!

    #162 ashleyryan

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      Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:01 PM

      I just got confirmation!!

       

      We're getting married at the Paradisus Punta Cana on April 15, 2012!!! We will be staying there for a week with our guests and then moving over to the Paradisus Palma Real for our honeymoon. Our travel agent got us and our guests the most incredible rate. I couldn't be happier!

       

      Now on to planning everything else!

       



      #163 ashleyryan

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        Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:16 PM

        UPDATE! We have switched travel agents as the other one wasn't working out. I just sent my $200 deposit to our new TA and locked in the most incredible rate--much lower than we had expected!! She is based in Toronto and as well and is AMAZING. Anytime I have a question, she emails me back right away.. even at 10pm! I HIGHLY recommend working with her. Her name is Niyoka McIntosh at Vacation Your Way (www.vacationyourway.ca). Her email address is niyoka@rogers.com. She's the best! Contact me if you have any questions!! Let her know Ashley Howard referred you to her

         



        Hi Kristyndaniel,

        My fiance and I are also from Toronto and getting married 2012. The first steps we took was booking the ceremony date. We are booked for May 12th at Riu Palace PC!!! We've sent out or Save the Dates last week already :) Have you contacted that travel agent yet that ashleyandryan used? I may want to contact her too if she's in Toronto. 


         



         



         



        #164 ashleyryan

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          Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:17 PM

          See my above response! She's unbelievable
           

          Originally Posted by jenthony 

          Hi kristyndaniel,

          My FI and also planning our wedding next year at RIU palace may. We have our date booked with the resort already and just sent out the STD cards last week!!! I think right now booking the ceremony is important to book the priest or minister. Did you contact that travel agent Linda that was suggested to you? We are also looking for great deals and are from toronto :)
           



           



           



          #165 ashleyryan

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            Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:19 PM

            Check out my above post! You'll be much happier with Niyoka, she responds SO fast and locked us in with a wonderful rate--much lower than what Linda had quoted us!!
             

            Originally Posted by Kristyndaniel 

            will these TA's work for canadian's or are they just american?

             



             



            #166 Sharon99

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              Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:30 AM

              YAY Congratulations on booking your resort and finding a great TA!!
               

              Originally Posted by ashleyryan 

              I just got confirmation!!

               

              We're getting married at the Paradisus Punta Cana on April 15, 2012!!! We will be staying there for a week with our guests and then moving over to the Paradisus Palma Real for our honeymoon. Our travel agent got us and our guests the most incredible rate. I couldn't be happier!

               

              Now on to planning everything else!

               



               



              #167 aahq45

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                Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:46 AM

                Congrats!  Your travel agent sounds amazing!!!  I'm jealous!  I have to wait weeks to hear back from mine because she's always on vacation!!!!!



                #168 DeeBrideToBe

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                  Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

                  Hi ladies. I get excited all over again reading about you all booking your resorts! We booked ours in February which seemed such a long time away but time is going by so quickly! If anyone is still looking for travel agents, my TA is fantastic as well. She is in Cuba right now actually for her own DW at the same resort we're getting married at! She's on these forums under Kelly62. Her name is Kelly Neonakis, here is her website if anyone is looking to book with her. http://kneonakis.travelonly.com/  She is such a wealth of knowledge too since she's been planning her own DW. I can't recommend her enough!

                   

                  Good luck with the planning! We just booked our photographer a couple weeks ago and now we're looking at music! I'm trying on wedding dresses in June and July once I've hopefully lost some more weight. :)



                  #169 Andreanna

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                    Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

                    Sorry ladies, but I have to get this off of my chest.

                     

                    Despite not being until October 2012, I wanted to at least have a location picked out. We thought we'd go with Dreams La Romana (as FH REALLY loves Dreams Resorts) but our travel agent has doubts that we'll be able to get there for the dates we want but she says that there is no way to know for sure until April 2012.

                     

                    Am I unreasonable to not want to wait a year before knowing if that is the location of our wedding? Because all I keep hearing is that we are just too damn early.

                     

                    Date, location. Seems basic enough. We simply want to give people enough time to save and plan. That was the whole point of getting engaged so early.

                     

                    Just in case, I have been looking at other resorts. FH is set on Dreams, and I want a smaller resort, so our choices are limited by our own stubbornness. The date is special to us as it would be our 5th anniversary, so again, not something we'd want to change.

                     

                    I know it's a petty thing, but the frustration at people telling me to wait is building. Since when did being decisive or firm mean you were unreasonable or a bridezilla? The whole point of DW is to relax and enjoy it, no? Alas, my own brain is trying to intercede.

                     

                    Anyone else getting the "you're too early" shpeel? How are you dealing with it?

                     



                    #170 aahq45

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                      Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:57 AM

                      I'm sorry to hear this!!  It is really hard to wait....I only had to wait a month before booking, but that was long enough!  I'm surprised your travel agent can't at least give you an "idea" of the quote and maybe try to contact the resort and hold rooms so that you can start inviting people!?  Maybe check around on here for another TA?  I wish I would have found this site before choosing my TA!  She's soooo bad about replying back to my emails/phone calls.  Good luck!!!! 

                       

                      Originally Posted by Andreanna 

                      Sorry ladies, but I have to get this off of my chest.

                       

                      Despite not being until October 2012, I wanted to at least have a location picked out. We thought we'd go with Dreams La Romana (as FH REALLY loves Dreams Resorts) but our travel agent has doubts that we'll be able to get there for the dates we want but she says that there is no way to know for sure until April 2012.

                       

                      Am I unreasonable to not want to wait a year before knowing if that is the location of our wedding? Because all I keep hearing is that we are just too damn early.

                       

                      Date, location. Seems basic enough. We simply want to give people enough time to save and plan. That was the whole point of getting engaged so early.

                       

                      Just in case, I have been looking at other resorts. FH is set on Dreams, and I want a smaller resort, so our choices are limited by our own stubbornness. The date is special to us as it would be our 5th anniversary, so again, not something we'd want to change.

                       

                      I know it's a petty thing, but the frustration at people telling me to wait is building. Since when did being decisive or firm mean you were unreasonable or a bridezilla? The whole point of DW is to relax and enjoy it, no? Alas, my own brain is trying to intercede.

                       

                      Anyone else getting the "you're too early" shpeel? How are you dealing with it?

                       



                       






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