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#1 JR14

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    Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:35 PM

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Jamielyn, hoping to secure a date somewhere next May/2011.
    This forum has been a great source of information so far!!

    I''m considering 2 options:
    1) Panama - 1wk stay at the RDC but for 1 day & night have my wedding offsite at the Bristol Buenaventura.
    2) Punta Cana - in love with the Majestic Colonial, PPR and MPPC

    I'm super excited to get started! (I've only been engaged for 2 weeks! LOL)
    I can't wait til I get my quotes back from my TAs!! :)

    Any helpful information would be much appreciated!
    Thanks in advance.

    Jamielyn

    J + R ~ Bristol Buenaventura, Panama ~ 26.May.2011~~ 95 booked (+ bride & groom)


    #2 artistique

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      Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:42 AM

      Jamielyn! You are going to have a blast planning your wedding! I am sure whichever you choose is going to be amazing. Congratulations on your new engagement too!

      :) Michelle

      #3 StephAli

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        Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:49 AM

        Hey JR,

        I'm also from Toronto!! Getting married in November!
        I dont know if you have committed to a TA yet, but I used Weddings by Oceans, and they really got me the best price. I had about 3-4 different TA's looking into pricing for me and they beat out everyone! I found them at the wedding show in January, but other then that all of our sorting of details has been over the phone or email. They have a website if you wanna check them out!
        GOOD LUCK and CONGRATS!!!

        #4 JanineA

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          Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:33 AM

          Hi Jamielyn, congrats and welcome to the forum. Good luck and happy planning!

          #5 autjo

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            Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:41 PM

            Welcome Jamielyn! Congrats on your engagement! Both of your current options look awesome. I'm sure the forum will give you lots of info to make a decision. Happy planning :o)

            #6 GVphotographer

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            Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:01 PM

            Hi,
            Welcome to this great forum, here you´ll find the information you are looking for. Congratulations on your wedding!!


            #7 JR14

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              Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:08 PM

              Thanks for all your responses ladies!! I'm officially a BDWF addict!! LOL
              After speaking with more family members, I think most of them are really hype about going to Panama and one cousin said "I'd rather pay the extra $300 to go to Panama than save $300 and go to Punta Cana again." lol I already had figured my fam wouldn't want to go to PC again, but I fell in love with Phil Steingards pictures at the Majestic and couldn't help but keep it as my 2nd option if Panama doesn't work out.
              I'm finding it hard especially since my resort isn't a typical AI, (OH YA! I changed my mind about RDC and am working on negotiating better rates for the entire week at the BB instead!) so booking flights & hotel stay separately, and staying within a reasonable budget is my challenge. I really don't want my guests to spend more than $1500-1700ea... definitely under $2000!

              Steph - Just curious if Wedding by Oceans charges a fee? I know 'The Wedding Holiday' does not, whereas LUXE does, but do not want to use LUXE anyway. Initially just working with 2 TAs and seeing what my quotes come back as... How long did you take before you settled on a final group rate?

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by StephAli
              Hey JR,

              I'm also from Toronto!! Getting married in November!
              I dont know if you have committed to a TA yet, but I used Weddings by Oceans, and they really got me the best price. I had about 3-4 different TA's looking into pricing for me and they beat out everyone! I found them at the wedding show in January, but other then that all of our sorting of details has been over the phone or email. They have a website if you wanna check them out!
              GOOD LUCK and CONGRATS!!!

              J + R ~ Bristol Buenaventura, Panama ~ 26.May.2011~~ 95 booked (+ bride & groom)


              #8 LilyRose

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                Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:14 PM

                Congratulations! I am sure you won't regret going to Panama; such a unique place for destination wedding!

                Welcome to the forum!

                #9 AishaB

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                  Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:07 PM

                  Hey Jamielyn, welcome to the forum. Good luck deciding a destination. I had an interesting time finally choosing a destination. I got lots of help and advice from the ladies on the forum that helped me to decide, I know they will help you out too. Happy planning
                  BDW the best place for my TYPE A personality!

                  #10 JesseLyn10

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                    Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:04 PM

                    Another Toronto bride! Congratulations! This website has been nothing but help for me :)

                    Good luck!




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