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#61 Evgal

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    Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:03 AM

    I used Orbitz which guarantees a refund check for the difference if tickets go down in price.  Warning: don't book a package, they won't refund differences on packages.  



    #62 Laurelyn

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      Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:34 AM



      Originally Posted by Evgal 

      I used Orbitz which guarantees a refund check for the difference if tickets go down in price.  Warning: don't book a package, they won't refund differences on packages.  


      I believe it depends on whether the company is American or Canadian because I know in Canada booking a package is the only way to go where in the states it can be better to book separate.  As well I know that with Canadian companies you do you get a refund on packages.  

       

      @ Astef I would maybe go with the small company as you can deal with her face to face if something was to go wrong where with sell off its all over the phone and no personal connection or I may just be a big advocate of using the small companies lol.  I went with a small company of only one lady doing all the work and I'm soo happy with her and feel like shes going the extra mile just to make sure I'm happy.

       



      #63 vav11238

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        Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

        I totally agree! I'd go with the small business. She'll care a lot more about you and your party. 

        Give the lil guy the shot! She's done good by you so far. 



        #64 MsClarke724

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          Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:13 PM

          We ended up switching our resort to one that was more reasonably priced.... we are getting married at Ocean Blue and Sand now in Punta Cana.  We are going through apple vacations as a group.  Right now, prices are varying because people are leaving from various cities around the US, but all are under $1500 for 7 nights...  I am much happier with this price.  Also, everyone paid an additional $30 for Apple's price assurance so if the price drops at all, everyone will be given the lowest price.  I am no longer sooooooo frustrated :)



          #65 cGd41812

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            Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:23 PM

            I had a problem with this as well.  We started planning in February, about 14 months ahead of time.  I wanted to hurry and get prices so more people will book and have enough time to save!  We fell in love with our resort from the moment we saw it online and read the reviews!  We will be going to Iberostar Rose Hall Suites for 5 nights then after our guests leave we will be going to Iberostar Grand Rose Hall for our Honeymoon for 4 additional nights!  Prices were pretty high but we did get 38 guests to book!  One of my bridesmaids went to her own travel agent and was given a price that was anywhere between $300-$400 cheaper per person!!  And her TA went through Apple for these prices and my TA went thru Travel Impressions.  Needless to say I told my TA about it and she offered to price match, but I felt like she wasn't going to come to me if she found the cheaper prices!  Our honeymoon stay was a complete seperate booking and we were paying from the beginning $1387 ea for 4 nights.  I had asked her if we would be getting cheaper prices and she told me NO!  So I went on Apple myself and found a price of $924 ea!!  Of course I confronted my TA and she offered to price match!  So now my fiance and I are saving over $1500, that we could sure use towards something else now!  And its a savings of over $12,000 for our entire group!  Just saying, if any of you are like me you could do some searching online and Im sure any TA will price match because they would rather lose out on some money then all of it :)



            #66 torilynnsmith

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              Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:21 AM


              $1362 is a great rate!!!! Where are you going and what resort are you staying at? 

              Originally Posted by astef 

              I don't know what to do!!! Just got the best quote so far for my April 21st, 2012 departure date - $1362. My fiance thinks this is still too high and that it's so early that we might as well wait a few more months. But you guys seem to book REALLY early... is there anyone that did wait/is waiting and what are your opinions?? I'm departing from Toronto, btw. THANKS!



               


              I am a Feb 2012 bride as well and we booked in May.  I don't know how you US brides do it, I would be so stressed out knowing that My wedding was 7 months (to the day!!!!) away and I still wasn't booked to get there!!! Good luck to you!!!!!

              Originally Posted by vav11238 

              Hi there, wondering if we should be on price release watch? My wedding is in Feb 2012 and, I too, am waiting for the prices to be released by Jetblue. i called them directly and they couldn't tell me when they'd be released. If you see it, please drop a line here! I will too!

               


               



               



               


              I think you need to go with whoever provides the best service, we went with a small company because she provided the best rate and was quick to respond via email etc.  Let us know what you decide!!!!

              Originally Posted by astef 

              I think you're right - they do offer a one time price adjustment so I think I will go with this rate.

               

              I am having a really hard time making an important decision right now - I have been dealing with three different travel agents to get a good deal... now all three have matched each other at $1362/person. So now I don't know who to go with!!

               

               

               

              One is SellOffVacations, one is Flight Centre and one has her own small company. They've all been helpful and are offering the same deal.

               

               

               

              If I provide 10 deposits right away, Flight Center can hold 20 seats at the same rate, while SellOff and the other girl can hold 40, and that's much better for me to get my invitations out. So I think that drops Flight Center.

               

               

               

              The girl with her own company has been really helpful but I worry about booking with a small company vs SellOff ... I feel like if anything goes wrong, there's more accountability with SellOff... what do you think???

               

               



              #67 torilynnsmith

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                Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:43 AM

                Hey Ladies, just thought I would share a promo that my TA is doing right now, for those that haven't decided on their resort, and even those who have, she is worth checking out!

                 

                http://www.shinetrav...ionweddings.htm

                 

                 



                #68 astef

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                  Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:38 AM

                  torilynn - i am leaving from toronto and going to the melia caribe tropical in punta cana. decided to go with $1362... im sure many guests won't be happy, but oh well, hopefully our price adjustment will come in handy!!


                  Alex & Michael, April 23rd 2012

                  Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana

                  Melia Caribe Tropical Resort


                  #69 vav11238

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                    Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:21 PM

                    torilynn - wow, you had your trip booked before i was even engaged. me and the mr. got engaged on may 13th. 

                     



                    #70 torilynnsmith

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                      Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:53 PM


                      I think it is a great choice.  I am sure anything under $1500 guests will be happy with but the price adjustment does come in handy!

                      Originally Posted by astef 

                      torilynn - i am leaving from toronto and going to the melia caribe tropical in punta cana. decided to go with $1362... im sure many guests won't be happy, but oh well, hopefully our price adjustment will come in handy!!


                       

                       

                      Wow!!!! Congrats to you and your FI!!! That is very exciting.  We were engaged July 2010 but had a lot going on and ended up moving across the country so we just set a date and everything this May!  I look forward to hearing about your plans and where you decide to go!!!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by vav11238 

                      torilynn - wow, you had your trip booked before i was even engaged. me and the mr. got engaged on may 13th. 

                       



                       






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