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#1431 khunt29

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    Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

    Polar quoted a cost of $150 just to have a podium/mic in the bamboo room....did this apply to you, or had you heard anything about that?

    Oops I meant Pilar. Darn autocorrect !

    #1432 khunt29

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      Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

      Can I ask you ladies how far in advance did you all start looking at travel agents and prices? I do not travel often and I'm not sure how this works.  What time are January prices the lowest? Some are saying Spring but when do your guests have to pay by? Also did you include your travel agent info on your invitations or just on your websites?

      Depending on the travel agency....we booked w Air Canada Vacations and their pymt timeline was crazy. We all paid deposits last April, and final pymt was due 6 mths prior to departure date, ppl had to fork out the rest a week before Christmas! On the other hand, now we're all paid up, but still..... We only put our travel agent info on our website.

      #1433 chantal09

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        Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

        Originally Posted by khunt29 


        Polar quoted a cost of $150 just to have a podium/mic in the bamboo room....did this apply to you, or had you heard anything about that?

         

         

         

        My MC just told them she needed a podium and they gave it to her without us paying for it. I just told Pilar that we were planning on having our own MC, and since we had the DJ anyways we did not need to pay. Maybe if you aren't booking the DJ you have to rent it.

        Originally Posted by khunt29 


        Chantal, if you are interested in selling some of your chair sashes, I'd be interested in 42 of them, or if you want to round it up to 50 or something, I'd definitely be ok with that, since 42 is an awkward # :). If so, maybe we can talk :)

        Unfortunately I rented these sashes.. I tried to buy my own sashes and table cloths, but the website I used fell through kind of last minute. They were amazing but unfortunately I have to return them



        #1434 juicybride

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        Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:30 PM


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        Originally Posted by 1dutchie 

        I was thinking the same thing khunt29!

        It would be such a shame not making use of those flowers after the ceremony, but I was worried they might look silly laying down too.

        I was also thinking of re-using the medallions since they're about $85 each! I thought they would look nice on either ends of the head table. And I was going to use the flowers on the ceremony table for the cake table or guestbook table.

         

        Originally Posted by khunt29 


        Depending on the travel agency....we booked w Air Canada Vacations and their pymt timeline was crazy. We all paid deposits last April, and final pymt was due 6 mths prior to departure date, ppl had to fork out the rest a week before Christmas! On the other hand, now we're all paid up, but still.....

        We only put our travel agent info on our website.

         

        A lot of my guests are thinking that it's too early for deposits but I really want to secure the rooms. It makes me feel better to know that other brides were that early too. I just don't want to wait too long and risk the rooms being fully booked. 



        #1435 Mlite83

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          Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

          Originally Posted by juicybride 

          I was also thinking of re-using the medallions since they're about $85 each! I thought they would look nice on either ends of the head table. And I was going to use the flowers on the ceremony table for the cake table or guestbook table.

           

           

          A lot of my guests are thinking that it's too early for deposits but I really want to secure the rooms. It makes me feel better to know that other brides were that early too. I just don't want to wait too long and risk the rooms being fully booked. 

          We booked through Air Transat for our February dates.  We started looking at price about a year out but our TA was very helpful to know what was a great deal and what we should reprice again in the spring.  The difference of January vs April pricing was a few hundreds dollars (average).  We booked in May, guests had 3 months to put down a deposit (so till July) and then our final payment was due late September.  Booking early like that did get us an early booking bonus too ($200 off per person) which was a definite bonus.



          #1436 juicybride

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          Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

          Originally Posted by Mlite83 

          We booked through Air Transat for our February dates.  We started looking at price about a year out but our TA was very helpful to know what was a great deal and what we should reprice again in the spring.  The difference of January vs April pricing was a few hundreds dollars (average).  We booked in May, guests had 3 months to put down a deposit (so till July) and then our final payment was due late September.  Booking early like that did get us an early booking bonus too ($200 off per person) which was a definite bonus.

           

          Did your TA tell you it was better to wait until spring for better prices? I have asked for quotes from 3 different TA's in my area and they all said that prices for the Mayan don't generally decrease for big groups and that I should book soon to guarantee my rooms are blocked. Not sure if this is all BS because I don't know much about travelling to Mexico.



          #1437 juicybride

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          Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

          By the way, is anybody using an outdoor florist? They seem to be much cheaper than the resort prices but I can't find a lot of reviews about them. I remember someone mentioned Flores Riviera Mayan before and I could only find 2 reviews about them. Their flowers look beautiful and reasonably priced. Anyone else find better florists?



          #1438 Mlite83

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            Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

            Our TA told us that the quotes we were getting in January/February seemed high compared to previous experiences - it was her opinion to wait and re-price in the spring. We took her advice but also understood there was a chance prices might go up or stay the same. It worked for us. Some of the quotes she knew were a good deal b/c special promotions or whatever but for the most part re-pricing worked to our advantage with each resort (probably priced 5-6 resorts).

            #1439 juicybride

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            Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

            Can I ask how much each of your guests are paying (including tax)?

            #1440 Mlite83

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              Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

              Originally Posted by juicybride 

              Can I ask how much each of your guests are paying (including tax)?

              We paid about 1450 all in for 1 wk with flight, transfers etc.  We are booked thru Air Transat.






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