Yup I used Cindy but I booked her thru DestinationWeddings.com. She does have her own company called Forever Honeymoon. I did a group contract when I had my wedding facilitated by DestinationWeddings.com. It was a bit of a pain in the ass because there is some financial liability to do it; but what I did was did the group contract for only 10 people which were myself & husband, our parents, and our wedding party. That locked us in at a pretty good rate, and then if anyone else wanted to get a locked in rate at our price they were added on but I had to approve or decline their request to be added into the group contract (that was key b/c there is still a bit of financial liability with the additions). But the reason I did it all was b/c we got comp'd things and kickbacks at the end b/c we had x# of rooms booked in our group contract (with the additional people who came in afterwards); that was pretty cool we got $ kicked back to us. Also, when I saw that some websites like expedia, orbitz, travelocity and even the resort itself had a better room rate, I contacted Cindy and her company matched the lower rate we would see online, so it all worked out. My sister in law actually got a credit back for over $500 because of that! So, there are pros and cons with doing the group rate contract; you just have to weigh all your options.
Originally Posted by Katie83
Ps. That is so crazy you used Cindy as your TA! I was referred to her by Theresa and apparently she must have her own company now called my forever honeymoon:) I was a little worried because she does rooms and gets group rates and contracts but I figured my guest may save more money booking the room and flight as a package deal and I thought that the resort may not give the best rates to wedding guests because they know they can get way with charging more. It seems like whenever a hotel or resort knows there is a wedding prices sky rocket!