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#21 BrideJan2012

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    Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:30 PM

    Hey ladies! I am booked for the Melia as well. January 14-21, 2012 and wedding date hopefully for the 18th!! We are doing our reception on La Barcaza and so excited about this. So far we have 59 guests booked!! Happy planning!!:)

    #22 destination_diva

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      Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

      Hey BrideJan2012 congrats!!



      #23 astef

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        Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:08 PM

        Hi ladies,

         

        I just sent in my depsoit and confirmed my wedding date at the Melia for April 23rd, 2012 (a little later than the rest of you!). I'm doing my reception at the Jellyfish Restaurant, though. Soooo excited!!

         

        I'm surprised that several of you have so many guests booked so far in advance! A co-worker of mine got married at the Melia in March and booked his tickets in October, got a great deal ($1100, taxes in). Have you ladies found from others that prices would go up, did you get good deals this early?

         

        Any advice would be appreciated, you're all six months or so ahead of me :D


        Alex & Michael, April 23rd 2012

        Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana

        Melia Caribe Tropical Resort


        #24 kristiduhe1975

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          Posted 02 May 2011 - 06:06 PM

          At Astef, the earlier the better. I confirmed my wedding date in December, sent packets out right after New Years. My wedding is on November 18, so I had my travel agent put together 2 packages (3 or 4 nights). If they booked before March, they stayed below $1200. After mid-March, airfare slowly creaped up and now its about $1675 at the cheapest, $1900 at the highest. I would suggest at least 8-12 months in advance. It gives everyone time to space out payment options. Just my 2 cents....



          #25 destination_diva

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            Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:38 AM

            Hi Astif.

            Congrats on the engagement and setting the date!

            I checked a couple times with my travel agent regarding group rates, the first quote came in at $1900 which we thought was too much to ask our guests to pay. So we waited a little bit (I think about a month) and got her to check again and it was just lucky that there was an early booking sale ($1245) when we checked the second time so we jumped right on it and set our booking and told out guests they had how ever long to book to get that deal. Of course knowing what the first price could have been they all booked within the time frame to get this great deal. Since we are booked so early our flights aren't even confirmed yet. lol.

            I hope this helps

             

            Kyra



            #26 astef

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              Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:25 AM

              Thanks for the info, Kyra - what months was this in relation to your wedding? How many months ahead?

               

              Another question I have - not sure if anyone will know. I am getting the basic wedding package and I know it is free if you book a Royal Service room or the Romance Suite. I am wondering if I have to book that ahead of time or if I can still get the package for free if I upgrade once I get to the Melia.... (I've heard this is a lot cheaper). My WC keeps ignoring this question in my emails!! Does anyone know?? Thanks!!


              Alex & Michael, April 23rd 2012

              Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana

              Melia Caribe Tropical Resort


              #27 astef

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                Posted 10 May 2011 - 03:00 PM

                I thought of one more question, maybe someone on here knows?? To get my wedding package for free, I have to book either a Royal Service room, or a Romance Suite. There is no information on the Melia website about the Romance Suite, and my WC is not answering my questions very well. Does anyone know what the difference is between a regular suite and a Romance Suite? I know you don't get all the Royal Service amenities, but what do you get? And is a Romance Suite cheaper than a Royal Service suite?

                 

                Thank you!!


                Alex & Michael, April 23rd 2012

                Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana

                Melia Caribe Tropical Resort


                #28 destination_diva

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                  Posted 12 May 2011 - 05:44 PM

                  I think we booked our group travel package in the beginning of December which would have been about 11 months before the wedding

                  Thanks for the info, Kyra - what months was this in relation to your wedding? How many months ahead?

                   

                  Another question I have - not sure if anyone will know. I am getting the basic wedding package and I know it is free if you book a Royal Service room or the Romance Suite. I am wondering if I have to book that ahead of time or if I can still get the package for free if I upgrade once I get to the Melia.... (I've heard this is a lot cheaper). My WC keeps ignoring this question in my emails!! Does anyone know?? Thanks!!



                   



                  #29 destination_diva

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                    Posted 12 May 2011 - 05:56 PM

                    On the note of getting questions answered...

                     

                    I have booked the Tides package and I am wondering about some of the items that are included like what the reception tables will be decorated with so I know if I will need additional decor and what the space is like as per layout so I can come up with a rough seating plan.

                    I sent an email to the WC but there is clearly a language issue cause her sentences didn't really make any sense to me.

                     

                    Here is what I sent and her reply as usual is in the blue text...

                     

                    "I was wondering if you can send me pictures of how the tables would be set up at the reception dinner so I can decide if I need to bring additional decorations. The table will be decorated depending on you theme colour, also please note the.
                    We have 46 guests booked now so also if you can send me picture or drawing of how the tables will be set up in the semi private venue so I can make a seating chart. Yes you can have seating arrange, please be inform that we can no set up one big table, their will be set up same area"

                     

                    Anyone who has any info or pictures please HELP!!!

                     

                    Kyra



                    #30 jennyalisha

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                      Posted 13 May 2011 - 12:25 PM

                      Hey Kyra,

                       

                      I've been having issues as well.. I have no idea what the reception decor will look like! It would be nice to see what our options are. Who is your WC? Mine is Esterlin.

                       

                       






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