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#811 maridr2012

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    Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

    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!


    #812 Katie83

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      Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

      Has anyone used wright travel agency for their bookings and if so did they handle flight and hotel or just room reservations?!

      #813 shortnsweet

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        Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

        Yes, I've used Wright Travel and I'm using Patty right now. I'll say she's OK, but not amazing or anything. Maybe she deals with a lot of people every day, and that's why she's made a lot of small mistakes on things. I don't know, but I'm hoping she turns out to be the best choice.

         

        Who are you talking to over there?



        #814 shortnsweet

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          Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

          I started off with Cindy, but she gave me a quote with a promotion that was no longer available. So, I had my hopes up expecting to get that promotion and was ready to sign, but then she told me that she had copy and pasted it wrong. See they use the same word documents for each quote and they just copy and paste the new info in there. And, you know how that goes, you don't always catch everything. So, I stopped working with her and went to Patty.

           

          Patty said they can book our airfare as well, but she won't help us find deals. She'll only book the air for the price it is right then.
           



          #815 Katie83

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            Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

            Shortnsweet,

              Did Patty let you make payments on the total for room and flight or where guest responible to pay out right for the flight??
             



            #816 Katie83

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              Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

              Thank you for the reassurance regarding the weather. I am saying lots of prayers for blue skys and sunshine;)  I did hire Theresa for our wedding planner. I need bridal referral to save me $500.00 dollars now;)



              #817 Katie83

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                Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

                I have tried to hire Pastor Rick York to perform our ceremony but he will be in the United States from August to December:(  He does have a Pastor filling in for him named MARK LYKINS.  Has anyone had experience or know anything about this Pastor??
                 



                #818 Katie83

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                  Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

                  If anyone is looking for an amazing wedding planner that deals with Paradisus Resorts please contact me. I have the most amazing planner who has been an absolute lifesaver!!!  She makes the dreaded and stressful process of wedding planning so much better and even exciting:)!



                  #819 mariel12

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                    Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:36 AM

                    Hi Ladies! I have a couple of questions that i'm hoping some of you former brides could help me with! Has anyone used or rented a photobooth for their wedding reception? If so, what company did you use and how was your experience with them? Price estimate? 

                    Also, if you have used HDC or any other photog outside the hotel's, to avoid the $1000 fee, did you have to get them a room for 3 nights or just for 1 night? And if so, did you only have to get a room for the main photog or for his entire team? My wedding is June 14th of this year and i know i still have time (5 months) to sort out the details but as the day approaches i have more and more questions that id like to know sooner rather than later :) Hope to hear from you ladies soon! As always thanks so much in advance!! xo



                    #820 Katie83

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                      Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

                      Hey ladies, I was wondering how many days fellow brides are going or recommend going to the resort prior to their wedding day. We are hoping to book our trip this week so feedback would be much appreciated:)

                       

                      Thank you!






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