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#1 Nikadawn

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    Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:26 PM

     So when my fiancee and I first started discussing a destination wedding about four months ago we agreed that February 2012 would be the best time for both us and our friends and family to travel. At that time I went to a local TA who told me that we had plenty of time to make up our minds where we wanted to go as most resorts don't typically even release their room rates for the new year until around August/September. Now that the "official" engagement has happened a couple of weeks ago and I have started doing some research I see that many have already booked their weddings for next year! I'm trying not to panic here but am I justified in saying that I may have chosen the most clueless TA ever?

     Are there TA's out there who will help us choose a resort or do we need to figure this out on our own and then have the TA just arrange travel for our guests? I'm at a total loss as to where to start and I've only been engaged for two weeks!!! We just don't want to have our hearts set on something and then find out that they are fully booked for weddings already. I've looked up most of the resorts that are popular in the reviews here and they are all coming up at $2000 per person from our city (Ottawa, ON) with airfare for a week. We've been to weddings in the past 2 years in Riviera Maya and Jamaica and they both cost us 1500, is that due to normal increase in travel expenses or is it just because a good TA can get us a better deal?

     Sorry for all the questions, let's just narrow it down to, "Where do I start?"


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    #2 TammyWright

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    Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:58 AM

     

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    #3 torilynnsmith

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      Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:18 AM

      Welcome!!! We got engaged back in July 2010 but were moving and a lot was going on so we put off planning on DW.  In April/May when we finally decided to book (we always knew we wanted Feb 2012) we were overwhelmed as well by the number of people who had already booked!

       

      Get a GREAT GREAT GREAT TA and one who specializes in DWs is a must!!!!!!!  Tammy should be able to give you lots of help as will this site, a good travel agent can get you everything you are looking for and on budget!!!

       

      Good luck and happy planning!!!!
       

      Originally Posted by Nikadawn 

       So when my fiancee and I first started discussing a destination wedding about four months ago we agreed that February 2012 would be the best time for both us and our friends and family to travel. At that time I went to a local TA who told me that we had plenty of time to make up our minds where we wanted to go as most resorts don't typically even release their room rates for the new year until around August/September. Now that the "official" engagement has happened a couple of weeks ago and I have started doing some research I see that many have already booked their weddings for next year! I'm trying not to panic here but am I justified in saying that I may have chosen the most clueless TA ever?

       Are there TA's out there who will help us choose a resort or do we need to figure this out on our own and then have the TA just arrange travel for our guests? I'm at a total loss as to where to start and I've only been engaged for two weeks!!! We just don't want to have our hearts set on something and then find out that they are fully booked for weddings already. I've looked up most of the resorts that are popular in the reviews here and they are all coming up at $2000 per person from our city (Ottawa, ON) with airfare for a week. We've been to weddings in the past 2 years in Riviera Maya and Jamaica and they both cost us 1500, is that due to normal increase in travel expenses or is it just because a good TA can get us a better deal?

       Sorry for all the questions, let's just narrow it down to, "Where do I start?"



       



      #4 canadiangirl

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        Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:54 AM

        Tammy and Tori are right the first part would be to get a great TA who will find you a price that your comfy with. thats what we did and we couldnt be happier with our TA..dont worrie about not being booked yet...you have time still, although our TA is in LONDON ONTARIO...she does work with brides from your area. If you want her info im more than happy to help!

        good luck


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        #5 aquamaniac

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          Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:08 PM

          I'm in the same boat as you, we just got engaged a couple weeks ago too and are thinking spring 2012. I'm shocked how far in advance most people have booked, and my FI wants to put planning off for a bit so we can finish landscaping our yard. Panic is setting in!



          #6 LandG

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            Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:55 AM

            The most important thing is to just have fun. Remember a DW is supposed to be stress free!






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