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Originally Posted by annettea1021 View Post

 

Hi! I know you posted this a couple months back but did you do a room block or was this individual booking? I'm working with someone with Wright Travel now and im waiting on the group rate. We're flying out of NJ.

We are flying from Philly!  What is your date?  Anyway, we are using Apple Vacations and are so happy with them.  We did a room block and were able to get rates down to about $722 and that was for 8 nights ocean view.  For 4 nights tropical, I think it is $400.  We didn't do anything with airfare in regards to blocking that because it is so tempermental and the deposit for airfare blocking was ridiculous.  We blocked 20 rooms for a $1000 deposit that will go towards our stay.  Then our guests only had to pay a $50 deposit with nothing due until 130 days before travel.  Then, for every 21 guest, we get the average price comped to us, as well as a credit of  1-9 rooms $100 credit, 10-19 rooms $200 credit and so on.  I think that blocking rooms is the way to go, but definitely let guests book their own air.  

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Originally Posted by Brandi Kohler View Post

 

We are flying from Philly!  What is your date?  Anyway, we are using Apple Vacations and are so happy with them.  We did a room block and were able to get rates down to about $722 and that was for 8 nights ocean view.  For 4 nights tropical, I think it is $400.  We didn't do anything with airfare in regards to blocking that because it is so tempermental and the deposit for airfare blocking was ridiculous.  We blocked 20 rooms for a $1000 deposit that will go towards our stay.  Then our guests only had to pay a $50 deposit with nothing due until 130 days before travel.  Then, for every 21 guest, we get the average price comped to us, as well as a credit of  1-9 rooms $100 credit, 10-19 rooms $200 credit and so on.  I think that blocking rooms is the way to go, but definitely let guests book their own air.  

Is the $722 for 2 people for 8 nights ocean view?  That is an amazing rate.  When are you staying there?  Sounds like more nights you book, the more discount you get...

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We are flying from Philly!  What is your date?  Anyway, we are using Apple Vacations and are so happy with them.  We did a room block and were able to get rates down to about $722 and that was for 8 nights ocean view.  For 4 nights tropical, I think it is $400.  We didn't do anything with airfare in regards to blocking that because it is so tempermental and the deposit for airfare blocking was ridiculous.  We blocked 20 rooms for a $1000 deposit that will go towards our stay.  Then our guests only had to pay a $50 deposit with nothing due until 130 days before travel.  Then, for every 21 guest, we get the average price comped to us, as well as a credit of  1-9 rooms $100 credit, 10-19 rooms $200 credit and so on.  I think that blocking rooms is the way to go, but definitely let guests book their own air.  
Wow, I'm flying out of philly too and you got awesome rates. Ours our kinda high for some reason.

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Hey guys, this is me and my wife btw! My review is still pending as I wanted to wait for all our photos, but I promise it's coming!

 

Chris

Originally Posted by SweetFire View Post

Hey NOW Jade ladies!!

 

Lori just finished up her latest wedding shoot at the NOW Jade and I wanted to share it with you!  Such a unique and amazing couple!  You'll see all the little personalized touches they added to bring their own flare to the wedding!  Check out:

Now Jade – Courtney and Chris

 

Happy Planning!

 

Sofia

Lori's Office Assistant

 

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Originally Posted by Retro Couple View Post

 

Hey guys, this is me and my wife btw! My review is still pending as I wanted to wait for all our photos, but I promise it's coming!

 

Chris

Looking forward to it!! Great pics! Congratz

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Originally Posted by Brandi Kohler View Post

 

We are flying from Philly!  What is your date?  Anyway, we are using Apple Vacations and are so happy with them.  We did a room block and were able to get rates down to about $722 and that was for 8 nights ocean view.  For 4 nights tropical, I think it is $400.  We didn't do anything with airfare in regards to blocking that because it is so tempermental and the deposit for airfare blocking was ridiculous.  We blocked 20 rooms for a $1000 deposit that will go towards our stay.  Then our guests only had to pay a $50 deposit with nothing due until 130 days before travel.  Then, for every 21 guest, we get the average price comped to us, as well as a credit of  1-9 rooms $100 credit, 10-19 rooms $200 credit and so on.  I think that blocking rooms is the way to go, but definitely let guests book their own air.  

 

Wow that is awesome!! I'm getting married May 31, 2014! What about you? I only asked for 4 nights and 5 days as a starting point but if the longer they stay the more discounted then i will definitely ask about additional days lol! I kept going back and forth with room blocks or individual booking but I think room block is the better choice! Thank you so much for the info, its greatly appreciated! :)

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Originally Posted by brownsugarbride View Post

 

I just got the 2014 rates, and while I got some good perks, I was a little disappointed that the rates were just a hair lower than rack rates.

 

Thats pretty disappointing! I'm getting married in May too! I'm still waiting on my group rates. Which TA are you working with?

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Originally Posted by tccjem View Post

 

Is the $722 for 2 people for 8 nights ocean view?  That is an amazing rate.  When are you staying there?  Sounds like more nights you book, the more discount you get...

No, that rate is per person for 8 nights ocean view.  It all depends on when you book really, depending on it prices are high or low.  

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Originally Posted by annettea1021 View Post

 

 

Wow that is awesome!! I'm getting married May 31, 2014! What about you? I only asked for 4 nights and 5 days as a starting point but if the longer they stay the more discounted then i will definitely ask about additional days lol! I kept going back and forth with room blocks or individual booking but I think room block is the better choice! Thank you so much for the info, its greatly appreciated! :)

We are getting married on October 19, 2013.  We started the room stuff around last October.  Our agent has been great with helping us set it up.  We have given guests a choice anywhere from 3 nights up to 7 nights, and have all of the room rates for those amount of nights and with the different room categories.  Then, we booked our airfare with Apple Vacations and I noticed that on the applevacations.com website, the rate was much lower if you book both through them, so they actually gave everyone in our group the packaged rate, even if they don't book their airfare with them.  But, if you look at prices now on the Now Jade website, they are much higher.  If you go to my wedding website and click on the traveling info tab, you can see the form that my agent made up with the prices and stuff (that way you can see how it was all set up).  The site is  www.kohlerandsylvia.ourwedding.com.

 

Also, like I said with making a booking, you guarantee the low prices, which make it nice for guests.  Not to mention that there is a cut off for the booking to get that price, so you kind of have an idea pretty early on which makes it good for purchasing stuff.  We told our guests that we needed an answer 4 months prior to our date b/c seriously, if you don't know if you are going to Mexico 4 months in advance, you probably aren't going.  

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