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#1 mrsdillner

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    Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:50 PM

    Just wanted to let the Sandals brides know a couple of things about the Sandals Wedding Coordinators you are assigned when you first book your wedding:
    1) They are not the WC you will be using at your resort: you will not have contact with THAT WC until you reach the resort!

    2) They are mostly just saleswomen. Yes, they book your time and day for your wedding and they can send you pics of the places you can get married at, but they can't provide you with very specific info (if anything, they wing it)! They make commission on what they sell, which is why they are so pushy. They probably have never even seen the resort you will be married at.

    3) Don't worry; if you don't book extras with them (candlelight dinner, hair appt, photography, ect) you can still book with the actual WC at the resort. And it would be nice to let the real WC earn those commissions anyway!

    4) The WC accents are fake. I just called mine two minutes before closing, and she seemed to have LOST her accent. Yes, Melony "Nina" Samuels was as American as I am! I think they are based out of Florida.

    *Many of you might have figured all of this out right away, but I am way too trusting and didn't understand this. The couple I dealt with were very pushy about me planning details that they made money off of, but didn't really care about which SPOT I wanted to get married at, ect. They are very nice, but very aggressive selling the extras. Thought you'd like to know!

    #2 Josie1073

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      Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:31 AM

      Thanks for the info! I figured all of that from other things I read on here. I am booking everything when I get down there (only 2 people coming with us so I am not having a private reception dinner). The only thing I am using the Florida-based WC is for the documents needed to be sent ahead of time :)

      #3 hockeymom97

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        Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by mrsdillner
        Don't worry; if you don't book extras with them (candlelight dinner, hair appt, photography, ect) you can still book with the actual WC at the resort. And it would be nice to let the real WC earn those commissions anyway!
        I agree...I would rather let the WC at the resort make the commision since she'll be doing more regarding the wedding anyway.

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Josie1073
        I am booking everything when I get down there (only 2 people coming with us so I am not having a private reception dinner). The only thing I am using the Florida-based WC is for the documents needed to be sent ahead of time :)
        I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a small wedding party :) In the beginning we had so many people say they wanted to go, but when it comes down to it, it will most likely be just just our parents and siblings with their families. So I'm guessing maybe 5 or 6 adults and a few kids, not counting myself and FI. There's a part of that that is thankful that planning should be a little easier, but there's also a part of me that feels like I'm missing out, because I don't really need to plan anything on a larger scale. Not sure if that makes sense, but really don't know how to explain it.

        Now back to the topic....lol
        Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

        #4 Josie1073

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          Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:51 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by hockeymom97

          I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a small wedding party :) In the beginning we had so many people say they wanted to go, but when it comes down to it, it will most likely be just just our parents and siblings with their families. So I'm guessing maybe 5 or 6 adults and a few kids, not counting myself and FI. There's a part of that that is thankful that planning should be a little easier, but there's also a part of me that feels like I'm missing out, because I don't really need to plan anything on a larger scale. Not sure if that makes sense, but really don't know how to explain it.

          I am definitely thankful for the less planning :) Keeps things more relaxed these next 6 months...you will have a fabulous time whether you have 5 or 500 people with you! It's really about what you make of it :)




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