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#1051 lianee

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    Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:54 PM

    My travel agent is affiliated with romantictravel.ca.  I don't feel like the prices we got were any better than any other travel agent could get, but I am liking the service I'm getting from my agent, and the freebies that come along with the package.  It's also nice to have the agent coordinating travel for my guests, so that I do not have to do it!  Without a travel agent I'd be more concerned about things like flight times, transportation to the resort and keeping track of everyone who has booked.  Every time someone else books for the trip, she calls me and lets me know.  (she also calls me before she books them to make sure I want them to be there, since I didn't give her a guest list)

     

    Originally Posted by ShellyCarter 

    Hey guys, since were all canadian.

    I was wondering who everyone is booking with.

    My wedding is May 14,2012  and i contacted 2 travel agents and the quotes i got

    was the same as everyone booking on thier own.

    soo i need some help with a candian travel agent of sites to book with.

     

    Has anyone used destination weddings.com?

     

     

     



     



    #1052 Camy47

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      Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

      I agree with Torilynn....choosing a travel agent is VERY important. I unfortunately ended up with one that was awful and made my planning process a nightmare. In retrospect I should have gone with itravel2000.com; they had the same prices and had good customer service....I just opted for one with more 'freebies' which was my own fault.

       

      Make sure that you shop around as you will find there are big price differences. We had a $300+ range on our rates all for the exact same trip but different carriers. Also, ALWAYS ask for a group rate if you know you have enough people. We saved about $200pp with the group rate from Air Canada Vacations. Finally, if you find the best rate with a TA that isn't your first pick....don't settle for that TA....many places will price match.

       

      Oh...also make sure you ask about what promotions each TA, carrier AND hotel offer for weddings as well as what the restrictions are. We were lucky and ended up with promotions through each including upgrades to first class! :)
       

      Originally Posted by ShellyCarter 

      Hey guys, since were all canadian.

      I was wondering who everyone is booking with.

      My wedding is May 14,2012  and i contacted 2 travel agents and the quotes i got

      was the same as everyone booking on thier own.

      soo i need some help with a candian travel agent of sites to book with.

       

      Has anyone used destination weddings.com?

       

       

       



       



      #1053 MJKH

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        Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:42 PM

        Oh, I agree...now is the time to do your homework and look at all options.  We were planning to go with Marlin Travel as they give airmiles and those could really add up when it comes to booking a holiday for a family of four!  But we didn't feel we were getting great customer service from their most senior agent, so we switched to another local agency and a woman that specializes in/loves to plan destination weddings.  She really went to bat for us when we got screwed by Transat Holidays (we picked the EXACT week we wanted to go, then Transat tells us they're flying Friday to Friday instead of Sunday to Sunday from our city...which meant people would have had to take an extra day off work, and because of the waiting period to marry in Mexico, people would have been flying out the morning after the wedding...SORRY, not having that!).  She got everything priced matched...and got us a better deal in the end actually.  She is NOT afraid to pick up the phone and call the resort/wedding planner for us.  And personally, I like being able to drop by and sit down across from her when I need to to hash things out.  My brain processes information better that way ; )

         

        Our guests were also welcome to connect with their own agent or book online.  One couple out of 15 ended up doing that.  We just didn't get the credit for their bookings (with our agent/tour operator, for every 10 adults that booked, the 11th one was free).
         

        Originally Posted by ShellyCarter 

        Hey guys, since were all canadian.

        I was wondering who everyone is booking with.

        My wedding is May 14,2012  and i contacted 2 travel agents and the quotes i got

        was the same as everyone booking on thier own.

        soo i need some help with a candian travel agent of sites to book with.

         

        Has anyone used destination weddings.com?

         

         

         



         



        #1054 Cynlee143

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          Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:00 PM

          Wow you girls have been busy!! So much posts to catch up on :)

          Amjohnson- I'm thinking about doing real touch flowers too. Keep us updated on how yours turned out! I may have to contact Judy. 

          Originally Posted by amjohnson 

          Torilynn and other brides who may be looking for real touch flowers,

           

          I put in my order with Bloom Bridals that is in Toronto. I know a lot of brides have tried getting shipment dates from other vendors like Angel's Accents and they are completely booked until next March!

           

          My shipment date from Toronto is Dec. 10th with 3-4 business days for delivery. I will post a photo once I get my proof. Judy has been great to deal with, responds quickly to emails and her work looks great! Just thought I would share.

           

           



           



          #1055 Cynlee143

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            Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:17 PM

            @Torilynnsmith- I looove those chair sashes!! Gorgeous color! Thanks for sharing the link.

             

            @ ShellyCarter- I went with Maritime Travels and they are amazing! Great customer service and awesome prices.



            #1056 Peach

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              Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:43 PM

              As for travel agents, I emailed a bunch of travel agents. I responded to the first few that responded to me, and then went by speediness and efficiency of communication, and deal. I am actually going with a local travel agent here, but we are the only ones in the area, and everyone else is going to be booking by phone/online. So, communication was very important. We are just beginning our planning, but are really happy so far. Research!



              #1057 luvmoo

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                Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:59 PM

                Hey!! I just wanted to give you ladies an update ... for those of you  if you read my bridesmaid dress disaster  in previous posts..I have been searching feverioushly all week, and all over for new dresses.. ... after much research and store hopping  etc.. we found a dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to order it from David's bridal online as we dont have a david's bridal anywhere near where i live, and all of the stores here weren't carrying that summer color anywhere!!!

                 

                The dress color i chose is called Cornflower.. as it was the closest to Aqua. turquoise blue i could get...

                i chose my two favorite styles and then just let my bridesmaids choose which one they liked.. and the most votes wins lol..  below are the two i chose for them.. in cornflower..

                lemme know what you ladies think!!! I just ordered them today.. so i am hoping we get them soon so this nightmare can end! hahahah

                 

                http://www.davidsbri...ist-Band-F44239

                 

                http://www.davidsbri...rty-Bridesmaids

                 
                 



                #1058 janette34

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                  Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:28 PM

                  Both are great, but I really like the first one - so easy to wear again too!

                   

                  Originally Posted by luvmoo 

                  Hey!! I just wanted to give you ladies an update ... for those of you  if you read my bridesmaid dress disaster  in previous posts..I have been searching feverioushly all week, and all over for new dresses.. ... after much research and store hopping  etc.. we found a dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to order it from David's bridal online as we dont have a david's bridal anywhere near where i live, and all of the stores here weren't carrying that summer color anywhere!!!

                   

                  The dress color i chose is called Cornflower.. as it was the closest to Aqua. turquoise blue i could get...

                  i chose my two favorite styles and then just let my bridesmaids choose which one they liked.. and the most votes wins lol..  below are the two i chose for them.. in cornflower..

                  lemme know what you ladies think!!! I just ordered them today.. so i am hoping we get them soon so this nightmare can end! hahahah

                   

                  http://www.davidsbri...ist-Band-F44239

                   

                  http://www.davidsbri...rty-Bridesmaids

                    



                   



                  #1059 kat2012

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                    Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:57 PM

                    I agree with janette that both are very nice, but I like first one more.
                     

                    Originally Posted by luvmoo 

                    Hey!! I just wanted to give you ladies an update ... for those of you  if you read my bridesmaid dress disaster  in previous posts..I have been searching feverioushly all week, and all over for new dresses.. ... after much research and store hopping  etc.. we found a dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to order it from David's bridal online as we dont have a david's bridal anywhere near where i live, and all of the stores here weren't carrying that summer color anywhere!!!

                     

                    The dress color i chose is called Cornflower.. as it was the closest to Aqua. turquoise blue i could get...

                    i chose my two favorite styles and then just let my bridesmaids choose which one they liked.. and the most votes wins lol..  below are the two i chose for them.. in cornflower..

                    lemme know what you ladies think!!! I just ordered them today.. so i am hoping we get them soon so this nightmare can end! hahahah

                     

                    http://www.davidsbri...ist-Band-F44239

                     

                    http://www.davidsbri...rty-Bridesmaids

                      



                     



                    #1060 murmel

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                    Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:22 PM

                    I would have to agree with the girls. Both are beautiful and great fabrics for a beach wedding, but I would go with #1- easier to wear a bra and dance in :)


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