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#21 AsiaJane

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    Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:28 AM

    hey ladies, Its so nice to know that I'm not the only one have issues w/ TAs. It's nice to be able to vent and have someone understand where you are coming from. I just wish it didn't have to be under these circumstances :) Well nothing has change w/ my TA. I'm just giving up on her!!! It's a lost cause and worrying about it is ruining my wedding experience.


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    #22 zbwedding

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      Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:39 PM

      Im sorry, but what exactly can a TA do that any of us cant?  They are so rude, unorganized, & liars... we fired 3 before my fiance finally just took over and is handling all... and I mean ALL... of the arrangements.  After just a few days calling and researching the resort, he knew more & could find out more then any of our previous TA's.  TA's are such a waste of time and just another unnecessary stressor in the DW planning.  



      #23 Jessica4LUXE

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        Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:14 AM

        I am sorry that you ladies have had trouble with your TA's. Our policy at LUXE is to send out a weekly spreadsheet updating you as to who exactly has booked or inquired.

         

        The travel aspect of planning a destination wedding can often be the most stressful part! I think it is important to remember that not all TA's are bad, obviously the BDW TA mentioned here is proof of that! My advice would be to just stay on top of them and voice your concerns and expectations so that you are on the same page!



        #24 TammyWright

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        Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:15 PM



        Originally Posted by zbwedding 

        Im sorry, but what exactly can a TA do that any of us cant?  They are so rude, unorganized, & liars... we fired 3 before my fiance finally just took over and is handling all... and I mean ALL... of the arrangements.  After just a few days calling and researching the resort, he knew more & could find out more then any of our previous TA's.  TA's are such a waste of time and just another unnecessary stressor in the DW planning.  


        well, not always.  I am a TA and I do not consider myself rude, unorganized OR a liar.  we do provide a service for our clients and most are quite happy with the service that we provide.  also, most TA's can price match or price beat.  I DOUBT your fiance knows more about travel and destination weddings than the travel agents here on BDW.

         

        ps. just so you know, this forum is owned and paid for by a travel agency and I see it has been a big part of your planning so indirectly a travel agency has already helped you and your wedding.

         

        maybe the problem isn't the fact that you are using a TA but that you are NOT using a BDW TA.

         


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        #25 acireta

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          Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:24 PM


          We finally got rid of our previous TA and switched everything to Patty. It was a challenge to get everything transferred to her, but it was completely worth it. She's awesome!!
           

          Originally Posted by islandbride8 

          Yup... Patty Jordan, she's been great so far!    Yeah, i definately wouldn't want to change now that people have booked either.... that sucks :(



           


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          #26 TammyWright

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          Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:27 PM


          We finally got rid of our previous TA and switched everything to Patty. It was a challenge to get everything transferred to her, but it was completely worth it. She's awesome!!
           

           

          Great to hear that...patty is a bdw agent! Not all agents are created equal. 95% of our business are large destination wedding groups so we are pretty prepared for groups.

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          #27 zbwedding

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            Posted 28 September 2011 - 05:56 AM

            Tammy,

             

            I wish I knew this place existed before we picked our first TA.  I didn't know there were travel agents who specialized in large group DW.  The ones we saw were all local "Sandals specialists" who told us they couldn't even get us a discount at Sandals!  So why are we going through you?  Why are you telling us incorrect info if you're a "specialist?"  Why are you making incorrect bookings?  

             

            Anyway, just had to vent!

             

            Thanks for creating this site! 

             



            #28 amberah19

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              Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:01 AM

              We have had problems with our TA as well. At first I thought we were just overwhelming her and I gave her a break. But then it became not hearing from her for weeks at a time when she said she would get back to us. Glad to know I am not the only one with this problem!!



              #29 samsbride

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                Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

                I'm glad I found this site. I was originally going to go with DestinationWeddings.com but A) I don't want to front 50 bucks and B) after one conversation with Patty Jordan and a couple of emails I'm definately sticking with her. She's friendly, quick to respond very informative and super patient as I had a ton of questions. I hope that my guests are smart enough to take my advice and go with her too.



                #30 TammyWright

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                Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:26 PM



                Originally Posted by samsbride 

                I'm glad I found this site. I was originally going to go with DestinationWeddings.com but A) I don't want to front 50 bucks and B) after one conversation with Patty Jordan and a couple of emails I'm definately sticking with her. She's friendly, quick to respond very informative and super patient as I had a ton of questions. I hope that my guests are smart enough to take my advice and go with her too.



                so happy that you are using Patty!  Our BDW agents are GREAT!!


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