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Hi Amelie-Mellow,

So far I am getting quotes for about $1700, but I'm hoping the price goes down to the $1500 - $1600 range. You don't have $1400 - $1700 in your poll. :)
Yeah- my FI thought it (14-16 range) was negligable so we didn't put it. :P

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We have already gotten quotes for February 2012 (which is when we would like to get married)- they quotes are pretty high at about 1900! For a week at Excellence Punta Cana including airfare from Toronto/Ottawa. We would love to find a package between 1500-1800 and still get an awesome resort.

 

Thanks for the advice- I think we might wait until we are closer but probably not 6-9 months as I would have a panic attack by then..

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The rates at Dreams Palm Beach for my guests ranged between $760 - $850 for 3 nights including airfare depending on where they were flying in from. Most of my guests are coming in from NJ and FL. These rates are for this upcoming weekend, we leave tomorrow.

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Our resort is a 5 star resort..and our guests are paying about 245/night per couple or 195/night per single adult. We have yet to get any complaints about the prices. Except for the flights which seem to be a little pricey (about 700 round-trip)

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Oh and our resort is Excellence Punta Cana (they give a GREAT group deal...my fiance and I get a free room plus other perks for the guests)

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Like Trose, we have some good rates at Excellence as well even though we are booking through a discounter. Our guests have been quoted $1528/per couple for 7 days. Airfare is still pricey so I'm keeping an eye on that.

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Oh and our resort is Excellence Punta Cana (they give a GREAT group deal...my fiance and I get a free room plus other perks for the guests)
TRose, do you mind sharing what perks you got? A couple TAs I'm working with gave me prices and said their company is offering 21st guest for free but aside from that, NOTHING. I'm not sure if it's because I need to then negotiate upgrades, free weddings, etc. with the wedding coordinator directly?...or if that's something my TA should be doing for me...

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My group booked with the early booking bonus, and they are paying $108 + $309.00 tax which is quite reasonable!! We are getting married at Dreams Punta Cana by the way.

 

I just wantewd to say something to you as a side note... we originally wanted to get married in Jamaica, very badly actually and some of our guests complained about the cost being too high, so we switched it. Those guests did not end up booking anyway!! SO we kind of compromised, even though I am happy with our choice. Just wanted to say to not compromise too much for a few people, because those who are supposed to be there will book regardless, especially if you give them enough notice they are able to save. Good luck!

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Our guests are paying between $1500-1900 depending on which part of Canada they are departing from. Avg cost is $1700 for 1 week (flight & resort) for Majestic Colonial.

 

Guests have to remember they will be paying more than the last minute seat sales b/c you do need to book in advance to ensure there is enough space for all the guests.

My TA gave me this analogy: When you buy a dress in the spring, you love and pay full price. In the fall, it goes on clearance, but the number of dresses/sizes are small. You may get a better price, but not necessarily the right size and some maybe be sold out. I hope that makes sense when explaining to guests why the prices are higher than what they're used to seeing?

 

If you take the time to explain to guests how pricing works, they usually are more understanding and are more willing to pay more.

 

Good luck!

Lisa

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We are getting married at Beaches Negril and have two resort options for our guests: Beaches Negril and Beaches Sandy Bay. Here is our rate table based on # of nights staying and # of people in each room. I think it is pretty reasonable. The resorts are all inclusive and you can use the amenities at both resorts. There is also a free shuttle that goes back and forth. These do not include airfare but we expect it be around $300/$400 depending on the city you fly out of. Hopefully this ends up legible...

 

Beaches Negril

# of People/Room 1 2 3 4

3 Nights Adult/Person $978 $678 $540 $470

4 Nights Adult/Person $1,304 $904 $719 $627

5 Nights Adult/Person $1,630 $1,130 $899 $784

 

 

Beaches Sandy Bay

# of People/Room 1 2 3 4

3 Nights Adult/Person $737 $467 $390 $352

4 Nights Adult/Person $983 $623 $520 $469

5 Nights Adult/Person $1,229 $779 $650 $586

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