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#121 CourtandMatt

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    Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:55 PM


    Hi!  And, congrats as well!

     

    I chose April initially because of it being cheaper since I heard peak season is Dec-March.  Plus, March is huge for college spring breaks and Jamaica is a spring break place so I really wanted April.  I actually wanted later April, but they only had April 6 available so that is why I chose it.   
     

    Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 

    Congrats! I am thinking of pushing my wedding from March to April - we haven't planned anything yet, but TA's I've initially talked to have suggested that by bumping it a few weeks into April, we would save a significant amount per person.

     

    Have you gotten full pricing and booked your trips yet?



     



    #122 CourtandMatt

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      Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

      Congrats and yay to another Jamaica April bride!!

       

      Originally Posted by Sunshinybride 

      Planning on getting married April 2013, Riu Ocho Rios.  Glad to see there are others out there planning, makes me feel a little less crazy!!



       



      #123 CourtandMatt

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        Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:58 PM

        I am sure  your TA will let you know what is best for your wedding.  Who knows?  Maybe Hard Rock is perfect for your group!  Their weddings look beautiful.   I really wanted Hard Rock, but it also came down to my fiance not wanting our service in Spanish and our TA saying no for us.  So, we switched to Jamaica.  However, to make us both feel better, we are going to the Hard Rock Punta Cana this April for his birthday (best of both worlds!). 

         

        Courtney




        Thank you for the info. I was wondering if the Hard Rock would be too big, I mean they have 15 freaking pools...LOL. I am meeting with my TA next week to discuss the different places and choose one. Then I will go from there. I want to get it booked ASAP! :-)

        I am so ready to start everything.
         



         



         



        #124 CourtandMatt

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          Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

          Thanks so much!   I am really trying to work on it as a hobby!  And, I am lucky that he got me yellow 'cause I love yellow.  I have already been asked if I can live with looking at yellow for the rest of my life and I was like "heck yes!"  lol.

           

          Courtney

          http://CourtneyMara.com/Wedding
           

          Originally Posted by ntlsnow 

          Forgot to add, your website is adorable. And your yellow ring is amazing. :-)

           



           



           



          #125 CourtandMatt

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            Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

            Hi!

             

            So, I forgot to mention in my last post to you the pricing stuff.  You can work with a TA to start getting group rates at the hotels.  We got an estimate last week and this week we are supposed to be getting our group rates.  It has been indicated to me that if the prices drop later on when the official prices are announced that the hotels will usually reduce the group rates (although it is never guaranteed).  Flight schedules I don't think come out until much later though. 

             

            I thought they were supposed to be easier too!  TAs help a lot!  Have you picked out one?  And, just remember: in the end, we get the dream wedding to the dream guy in the dream location:)

             

            Courtney

            http://CourtneyMara.com/Wedding

             

            Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 


            Hi Courtney!

             

            I too, think I will be an April 2013 bride! I'm curious to know, were you able to get pricing for your guests this far in advance? I'm so excited to start planning, but I'm afraid to pick a date for April 2013 until I know pricing/flight schedules for the hotels I'm looking at....oh the joy of planning a DW! Wasn't this supposed to be easier? lol



             



             



            #126 Dominican Ally

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              Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

              I'm all about avoiding spring breakers too! I've read reviews on travelzoo from people who got caught at resorts with groups of 200 college kids - not fun, even though I'm not old...lol :)


              Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

              49 Guests booked, and counting...


              #127 amstapleton

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                Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

                Hello ladies!! I am a february 2013 bride and looking at moon palace...any advice on packages to get, not to get, photographers.....anything i would be happy to hear!!!!

                 



                #128 dzaccaria

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                  Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

                  Hi amstapleton! I am a Moon Palace May 2013 bride! I have been following this forum since I got engaged this past September and have found SO much information! Please check out the "Moon Palace 2012 Brides" thread as there is ALOT of useful information on there! I have decided to go with the complimentary package because I like the idea of being able to add things. (i have heard that when you pick another package, you can not add or change anything) I also will most likely go with the Smile Market Photography that the resort offers. Due to their new policy of no outside vendors, I am not sure if you can bring in another photographer or not unless you pay for them to stay at the resort for a certain amount of nights. Thats pretty much all i have planned for now! Our next step is to figure out which part of the resort we want to stay in so our travel agent can block off rooms for us.(Leaning towards the Sunset side!)  Good Luck with Planning!! I have heard nothing but good things about this resort!

                   

                  Originally Posted by amstapleton 

                  Hello ladies!! I am a february 2013 bride and looking at moon palace...any advice on packages to get, not to get, photographers.....anything i would be happy to hear!!!!

                   



                   



                  #129 ntlsnow

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                    Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:02 AM

                    I am meeting with my TA today, I am nervous and excited. I plan on chosing my hotel this weekend so I can get everything going ASAP since it is next January.

                    You are going to the Hard Rock in April??? You will have to let me know what you think of it!! I am excited to hear your opinion...good or bad!

                    My fiance is really leaning towards that hotel because we are a younger group, that likes to party...pretty late. LOL. I also was reading that you may be able to get your service in English but it is hard to. I did not think about that. But we are pretty much set on PC...just not the hotel.

                     

                    Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 

                    I am sure  your TA will let you know what is best for your wedding.  Who knows?  Maybe Hard Rock is perfect for your group!  Their weddings look beautiful.   I really wanted Hard Rock, but it also came down to my fiance not wanting our service in Spanish and our TA saying no for us.  So, we switched to Jamaica.  However, to make us both feel better, we are going to the Hard Rock Punta Cana this April for his birthday (best of both worlds!). 

                     

                    Courtney

                    http://CourtneyMara.com/Wedding



                     



                     



                     



                    #130 ntlsnow

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                      Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:03 AM

                      I am 27 and in now way would I like to be caught with spring breakers (I do have two friends that are going on Spring Break!), I like to party, do not get me wrong, but spring break and My wedding do not mix, no way! lol

                       

                      Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 

                      I'm all about avoiding spring breakers too! I've read reviews on travelzoo from people who got caught at resorts with groups of 200 college kids - not fun, even though I'm not old...lol :)



                       






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