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#31 LCBride2007

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    Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:37 AM



    Originally Posted by bride81 

    Hi Ladies!  I am wondering if you have any recommendations on a travel agent out of the Chicago area?  Please let me know ASAP:)



    I don't know any out of Chicago, but I would STRONGLY recommend one of our BDW Travel Agents.  This is what they do, they help plan destination weddings.  I used Tammy, and she rocked and honestly saved me a ton of headaches.  Since you really do it all over the phone anyway, I don't think the location of the travel agent really matters.  You can contact them HERE



    #32 TATrisha

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    Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

    First off, WELCOME!!!!

     

    Second, this weather is crazy!!!  I had a couple who wanted their engagement session done in the snow.  We live in Wisconsin easy peasy... HA!  We have been waiting since January and rescheduled four times (it would snow but melt before we could do pictures)!!  Finally this past Sunday we had five inches and we were able to get the photo session done.  And it was a good thing we did it at 8:30 in the morning because by noon the snow was practically gone already!!  CRAZY!!!


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    #33 ntlsnow

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      Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:43 AM


      I know! We were supposed to have this major snowstorm last Friday (first Winter Storm watch the entire winter, so weird again) and we ended up getting a dusting. Just a dusting. I had a friend get married the last weekend of January, hoping for a winter wedding, and we had nothing. Her whole theme was snowflakes! lol. Good to hear she got snow for the pics.
       

      Originally Posted by Tlseege 

      First off, WELCOME!!!!

       

      Second, this weather is crazy!!!  I had a couple who wanted their engagement session done in the snow.  We live in Wisconsin easy peasy... HA!  We have been waiting since January and rescheduled four times (it would snow but melt before we could do pictures)!!  Finally this past Sunday we had five inches and we were able to get the photo session done.  And it was a good thing we did it at 8:30 in the morning because by noon the snow was practically gone already!!  CRAZY!!!



       



      #34 bride81

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        Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

        thank you very much for the tip Ann!!  Much needed, i never use a travel agent so i am lost a bit.



        #35 Alysonh57

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          Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:03 AM

          I am also a midwest bride from chicago planning a wedding at the beloved hotel in playa mujeres mexico. I have using wendy at wright travel agency so far she has been great!

          #36 Arch713

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            Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

            Hi all,

             

            I love this midwest group! I am from Minneapolis, MN and am currently planning a fall 2013/early 2014 wedding on a cruise with our wedding in St. Thomas. I wish I could start planning more, however, my Fi and I are also trying to buy a house. I really didn't want to buy a house and get married in the same year.

             

            Not sure if there are any other Minnesota brides on the board?

             

            Also, thanks for the recommendation of the BDW Travel Agents! I didn't know where to start with TAs - so thanks!



            #37 TATrisha

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            Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:22 AM

            Welcome!  There are more Minnesota brides, in fact, AnnR WAS a Minnesota bride... but now she's living in Chicago. 

             

            Buying a house is definitely an extra stress.  Hopefully everything will fall into place though so you can start planning your wedding and your life together :)


            ~Trisha~

            Destination Wedding Photographer & Travel Agent
            www.faberphotography.com - My latest destination wedding photos can be found HERE

            Disney Specialist  /  Bride & Groom Fly FREE Promotion

             
            Looking for a travel agent that KNOWS DISNEY?  We are an award winning travel agency and you can read our reviews here.
             
            Awards and recognition: 
            Palace Resorts Winner "Top Travel Agent", "Top Homebased Travel Agency" PRO Platinum Agency (Top Award)   |  AMResorts Master Agent & Top Agency  |  Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 5 (highest production), Top 10 Azul Weddings, Top Wedding Coordinator | Wright Travel & Karisma GIVC Benefits | Travel Impressions Best of the Best Globe Winner   |   Apple Vacations Golden Apple Winner  
            sml_gallery_206696_17612_13451.pnggallery_206696_17572_8409.jpg    sml_gallery_206696_17572_1003.jpg
            Vendor rules are HERE! Please read!  If you are a vendor and looking to advertise your business, please email ads@bestdestinationwedding.com.


            #38 catgirl

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              Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

              I notice this is an older thread, but I am in the NW Chicago burbs and just started planning my DW.

               

              The TA I am working with is great - an internet agency based in PHL, but am dealing directly with the owner.  Super responsive and I have used him for years for other vacations and referred lots of people to him over the years.  We just nailed down the contract for our room block at the IB Tucan/Quetzal.  Now we need to send out invites so people can go and book.  :)



              #39 LCBride2007

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                Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:31 AM

                Originally Posted by Arch713 

                Hi all,

                 

                I love this midwest group! I am from Minneapolis, MN and am currently planning a fall 2013/early 2014 wedding on a cruise with our wedding in St. Thomas. I wish I could start planning more, however, my Fi and I are also trying to buy a house. I really didn't want to buy a house and get married in the same year.

                 

                Not sure if there are any other Minnesota brides on the board?

                 

                Also, thanks for the recommendation of the BDW Travel Agents! I didn't know where to start with TAs - so thanks!

                 

                Originally Posted by Tlseege 

                Welcome!  There are more Minnesota brides, in fact, AnnR WAS a Minnesota bride... but now she's living in Chicago. 

                 

                Buying a house is definitely an extra stress.  Hopefully everything will fall into place though so you can start planning your wedding and your life together :)

                 

                Yep, Trish is right, I was a Mpls girl ... still am at heart.  I was born and raised in the western burbs, Maple Grove/Plymouth.  But for the years before moving to Chicago we lived in Minneapolis, close to Lake Harriett. 

                 

                As for buying a house - we did that too!  We closed on April 7th and married in June ... may as well get it all done!

                Originally Posted by catgirl 

                I notice this is an older thread, but I am in the NW Chicago burbs and just started planning my DW.

                 

                The TA I am working with is great - an internet agency based in PHL, but am dealing directly with the owner.  Super responsive and I have used him for years for other vacations and referred lots of people to him over the years.  We just nailed down the contract for our room block at the IB Tucan/Quetzal.  Now we need to send out invites so people can go and book.  :)

                 

                where in NW chicago?  i currently live in Downers Grove



                #40 catgirl

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                  Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

                  Originally Posted by AnnR 

                   

                   

                  Yep, Trish is right, I was a Mpls girl ... still am at heart.  I was born and raised in the western burbs, Maple Grove/Plymouth.  But for the years before moving to Chicago we lived in Minneapolis, close to Lake Harriett. 

                   

                  As for buying a house - we did that too!  We closed on April 7th and married in June ... may as well get it all done!

                   

                  where in NW chicago?  i currently live in Downers Grove

                   

                  Vernon Hills for now.  Will be the Bay Area after March 1st.






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