Originally Posted by mpweddingplan
From speaking directly with my TA, she has informed me that she has already locked in the $1500 resort credit promo for some 2012 bookings. I got them same response from MP directly, that they haven't released the promos for 2012 yet...but at this point, I wouldn't worry about it. The TA said she could lock it into the contract. The only stipulation is that MP could change the promo for another promo that is equal or better if they choose. At this point, I am operating under the premise that if my TA locks in the $1500 resort credit promo into the group booking contract, we are entitled to it...one way or another.
As for photographers go....if you are using Del Sol or LaLuna, contact Matt Adcock directly. My understanding is that he has a great working relationship with MP, and he can set it up so that you only need to pay for a day pass. For anyone using other photographers, and worried about having to purchase a room...I would just tell MP that you don't need thier photographer, and one of your guests is going to shoot the wedding. Then just pay for day passes for them. That is all that needs to be done. You start to open yourself up to them trying to bump extra fees on, when you tell them you are bringing in outside photographers. There is nothing to say that a photographer from the Cancun area is not actually your guest for the wedding. Maybe you know them personally. Maybe they were going to attend either way. They have decided they will shoot the wedding. All that is needed is a day pass.
Finally, I AM NOT OK with waiting until 90 days out to start booking my preferred locations. Some final details (food menus, flower choices, etc) can easily be done in the last 90 days. But there is no way Im going to sit and WAIT for the next year, just to find out that my preferred locations are unavailable, because someone else booked them already. I know where I want my locations to be. Im booking private events. I would like to lock in those locations now. Its quite frustrating that I have not been able to press my Miami contact to get in me touch with an on-site planner...even to book private events. I will be travelling to MP in May 2011 to do a site visit, and have already have an appt. with an on-site WC. I am hoping to lock in locations for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at THAT TIME. Has anyone gone for a site visit, and were able to meet with a WC and lock in locations?
Thanks for the info. Maybe it's just my TA that is being difficult! I found her through Destination Weddings thinking that it would be easier for my guests but now I'm having serious doubts. I suppose I could just eat the $50.00 I paid and contact the TA my family usually uses. I'm still confused though as to why Michelle, the Miami WC, told me that promos wouldn't be available until May. If I could confirm that my guests and I would be entitled to at least the $1,500.00 resort credit I would have no second thoughts about booking immediately Thanks for letting me vent girls!