Hey trivera I was wondering if that 500 included the private drink service? I havent heard of a base price like that for the space, more like 12/person.
Miss Jali I am using a travel agent. Never used destinationwedding. My travel agent is able to use a whole seller so her prices included rooms plus flights from wherever our guests will fly out of as a bundled price. Because we have guests from over 10 different states, prices are different depending on where you are flying out of, but way cheaper then if you booked your room, then later used say orbitz to book a flight. I mean like 800 dollars cheaper in some cases.
When I first started this process I considered not using one, and I was going to direct guests to deltavacations.com or vacationstogo.com because they both had really great prices for room + flight. I still dont think doing that is a bad idea, but using a TA helps you communicate with the wedding cord on site faster (it seems atleast to me), keeps all your guests in the know and for me it has been giving them the best prices at the time of reserving including locked in rates. They will include things like airport transportation as well. Hope that helps. But you could price check the destinationwedding website with the prices on deltavacations and vacationstogo just to make sure you are getting the best prices from either source. (My actual flying date isnt out for a few weeks so I have just been doing the closest date possible, so for now, May.) Oh and also Deltavacations has a deal with BBPD for extra amentities if booked through them- so room service, faster check ins, champagne, etc.