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#661 Sunshinybride

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    Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:46 PM

    HI Newbies! We currently have amazing promotional rates for RIU Palace Riviera Maya, Azul Fives, Azul Beach & Azul Sensatori!Travelling from Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa with select departure dates! Contact us at weddings@sunwing.ca for more details and rates for your group! Extras: For Bride and Groom – book by Mar 19, 2013, with a minimum 5 double rooms booked • Complimentary upgrade to Elite Plus, subject to availability at time of booking • Complimentary access to Plaza Premium Lounge, available in Toronto and Vancouver airports only. • $500 Anniversary Travel Voucher (per couple), with a minimum 10 double rooms booked Your destination wedding experience doesn’t just start on arrival in resort but before you leave Canada on board award-winning Sunwing Airlines, with: • Priority Group Check-In (at select Canadian airports) • Free Excess Baggage Allowance: 20 kg per group of 10 passengers (must be arranged a minimum of 7 days prior to departure) • Bride and Groom Pre Boarding (at Canadian airports) • Wedding Dress Care Program And on arrival in resort… • Private Transfers for Groups of 15 or more (arriving on the same flight)* • Group Concierge Service in Resort

    I booked my upcoming April wedding through Sunwing (signatures) 12 rooms booked and was offered all these perks. I'm just wondering about the $500 anniversary credit. How will I receive this voucher? I booked through a travel agent and would prefer to never deal with her again!!

    #662 mairelys

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      Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

      Hello everyone!

      Originally from Newfoundland, I've been in Calgary for the last six years. 
      Just booked for July 10, 2014 at Jellyfish Restaurant in the Dominican Republic. Super excited! :)



      #663 Lyman

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        Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:50 AM

        Congrats mairelys !!! and welcome to the forum :) you've booked a very popular venue for your dw, sure to make a gorgeous backdrop to your Big Day :)

         

        Wishing you all the best with your plans, and that you have the Wonderful Wedding of your Dreams :)



        #664 mairelys

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          Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

          Thanks Lyman! You're so nice! 



          #665 VeronicaS

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            Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

            Originally Posted by triumphbliss 


            That is so awesome that your agent was able to do a site visit! Are you able to tell me what made you choose the Sunset Gazebo? I've been going back and forth trying to figure out the best one to have our ceremony in! Its so hard when you are not there or you havent been there to really sort everything out and make the best decisions.

             

            We've also been second guessing the dinner at an a la carte restaurant and private beach reception after because we havent been able to find much feedback on the private beach reception. We are thinking we might switch to the chill out lounge as well! Ahh.. I'm so bad at making decisions when I cant wrap my head around all the details in person.

             

            We are going to be flying out of Toronto - Pearson International. How about you?

             

            We were hesitant on March 15 being the final RSVP date, but at the same time we realized how much will have to get done in the 3 months after we have our final numbers so we decided it was OK. The final payments for our group travel are on April 26th so we figured by March 15 most people will know if they are coming or not (hopefully!) 50 is a great number!!

             

            Are you doing the Jr Suites or Swim Up rooms?

             

            Have you gone dress shopping yet?

            Our main reason for choosing the sunset gazebo was that it is much more private. I heard from my TA and 2 other friends that went to the resort that people there is people in  beach chairs very close to the riviera gazebo. We honestly didnt want to be worry about having a random guy in a speedo in our wedding ceremony photo hehehe. Also, the chill out lounge is very close to it.

            Before we were set for doing the beach reception, which I think is $85 per person, but we have heard only great reviews from the chill out and then again is so much more private. Also, I heard it would be a long walk from the beach reception to the washrooms. 

             

            In regards to the room, we have not decided yet. We are hoping to get a nice room, not necessarily a swim up, since I dont think we will be hanging in the pool of the swim up rooms. And I know most of our guest just get the jr suites. What about you?

             

            I have only gone dress shopping twice, but no luck :(. My first time was in David's bridal and my second time was last week, I went to Best of Bride (next to Kipling station). What about you? Any good bridal stores you recommend in the GTA area?

             

            We are also flying out of Toronto. I live in Mississauga by the way.



            #666 triumphbliss

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              Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:20 AM

              Originally Posted by VeronicaS 

              Our main reason for choosing the sunset gazebo was that it is much more private. I heard from my TA and 2 other friends that went to the resort that people there is people in  beach chairs very close to the riviera gazebo. We honestly didnt want to be worry about having a random guy in a speedo in our wedding ceremony photo hehehe. Also, the chill out lounge is very close to it.

              Before we were set for doing the beach reception, which I think is $85 per person, but we have heard only great reviews from the chill out and then again is so much more private. Also, I heard it would be a long walk from the beach reception to the washrooms. 

               

              In regards to the room, we have not decided yet. We are hoping to get a nice room, not necessarily a swim up, since I dont think we will be hanging in the pool of the swim up rooms. And I know most of our guest just get the jr suites. What about you?

               

              I have only gone dress shopping twice, but no luck :(. My first time was in David's bridal and my second time was last week, I went to Best of Bride (next to Kipling station). What about you? Any good bridal stores you recommend in the GTA area?

               

              We are also flying out of Toronto. I live in Mississauga by the way.

               

              I'm going to send you a PM so we dont take over these boards with our messages :) I'll respond to all of this there!



              #667 soontobeMsL

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                Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:23 AM

                Hi There,

                 

                I'm also looking to get married in Jamaica - just got a couple of quotes on the Riu's in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay & Negril....we are trying to keep cost down and asked for quotes between 12-1500...

                 

                Let me know what you find...



                #668 Soon2BDudgeon

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                  Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

                  Hello,

                   

                  I am excited that we have book Jan 2nd 2014 at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites! So far we have 32 ppl and counting! Definitly cant wait! 



                  #669 Soon2BDudgeon

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                    Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

                    Hello,

                     

                    I am excited that we have book Jan 2nd 2014 at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites! So far we have 32 ppl and counting! Definitly cant wait! 



                    #670 SoniaJamaica14

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                      Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

                      H

                      Hi There, I'm also looking to get married in Jamaica - just got a couple of quotes on the Riu's in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay & Negril....we are trying to keep cost down and asked for quotes between 12-1500... Let me know what you find...

                      Hi SoontobeMsL! I'm fron Ottawa and looking at Jmaica also, for spring 204. The date depends on when the best prices are; sometime between last week of Feb to end April. What dates have you gotten quotes for? I think I'm down to either Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, or Ru Montego Bay.... Any thoughts? I would like the Riu Ocho Rios, but the 2 hour drive from the airport turned me off. Thanks, and good luck to you in your planning.




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