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#2531 aarosenthall

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    Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

    So I have been reading the Trip Advisor reviews and they are now consistently BAD!! I am freaking out and we are 6 months out and I am actually thinking of canceling because I want nothing but the BEST for my guests. When we booked 6 months ago the reviews were all great and they have just been going down hill since. One of the big things is the quality of food. I want to make sure everyone will enjoy the food and have a great time but now I feel like everyone will just have complaints that they paid all of this money for my fiance and I to see us get married and they are at a horrible resort!!   Sorry for the venting but I am freaking out a bit lol. Hopefully management is following up and not just saying they are!

    In terms of the food, it was good. I said good, not great. But keep in mind this is an all-inclusive resort and I have been to many of them and I can't say that I have ever had great food at one. The specialty restaurants are better than good. I was worried about this too but honestly none of my guests complained. Remember that it is about the experience and your guests will like the ease of not having to pay per meal or drink which can really add up... Overall, don't worry about the reviews, I can assure you that unless people are trying to look for something to pick at they will have a great time and not worry about the food!

    #2532 kmlane13

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      Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

      Originally Posted by christina111213 

      Hey ladies! I'm hoping you guys may be able to answer a couple questions for me.
      1.the divine packagesnincludes services of a judge or minister, so do we have to pay the $600?

      2. Do you have to arrive 3 or 4 business days in advance? My paperwork says 3 my TA says 4. And is the day you arrive counted towards that?

      Thank you!!

      You will not have to pay for their services, but you will be charged for the their transportation ($50), the apostille documents (making them officially legal in Mexico - $165) and the blood test ($250).  These are prices I was given in March.

      The legal requirements provided by the site state: Bride, Groom & Witnesses must arrive in Cancºn 4 working days prior to the wedding day (Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays do not count). Symbolic and non-legal ceremonies allow flexibility for arrival date. Please speak with the wedding coordinator to discuss requirements. For some reason when I booked last year I thought it was 3 days, but that must have changed.

      Good Luck, I hope this helps!
      KristenL



      #2533 TFinlay

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        Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

        Just booked our honeymoon week... Secrets Maroma. We're so excited. Hopefully it's as nice as all of the reviews have said.



        #2534 annettea1021

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        Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

        Originally Posted by kmlane13 

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        Hey Ladies,

         

        Is anyone thinking about doing a room block with NOW Jade? Ive been working with a TA but I keep going back and forth if I should do it or not?? I just get a little nervous when i read about guests getting to the resort and not having their rooms...

         

        Annette

         

         

        Also, you may get a discount if you book as a group and get a certain amount of people to attend!! :)

         

        Thank you so much for the feed back! & yes I think I will go for the room block. I don't want there to be any issues with overbooking. & hey discounts can never be bad! lol



        #2535 annettea1021

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        Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

        Originally Posted by Brandi Kohler 

        We booked with Apple Vacations.  We did a room block for 20 rooms.  For every 25 guests, we get 1 guest stay for free, which we can use towards our stay.  For 1-9 rooms booked, we get $100 off our master account, 10-19 rooms booked, we get $200 off our master account and so on.  They are amazing to work with.  Plus, every guest saves $25 once they book and can put down a deposit of only $50 per room.  Also, if the room price goes down cheaper, they will lower the rates.  Right now, we are getting a rate of $700 for 8 nights!

        Wow that rate is awesome!!! When are you getting married? I am currently working with Wright Travel and working with Wendy. I hope she can get me that good of a rate!



        #2536 annettea1021

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        Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

        Originally Posted by hortonk 

        I would HIGHLY reccomend booking your travel as a group. As i have stated in previous threads, hotels, flights, tours etc over sell almost 90% of the time. if you go onto trip advisor right now, you will read of several complaints of hotels over selling other hotels and being put at the Now Jade. If you want to ensure that none of your group will get bumped in that event, I would definitly reccomend booking as a group or at least getting blocked space at the hotel.

        Thank you for the feed back. What TA are you working with?? & yea you're right... thats really my worry that someone will possibly be bumped!  



        #2537 ChocoTaco7568

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

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          Originally Posted by TFinlay 

          Just booked our honeymoon week... Secrets Maroma. We're so excited. Hopefully it's as nice as all of the reviews have said.

          Kind of jealy right now. This wasn't in our budget for a week and we didn't think it was worth going for 3-4 days and then have to deal with relocating a second time.  But we'll keep it on our to-do list for an anniversary trip



          #2538 Michellelepore1

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            Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

            Originally Posted by TFinlay 

            Just booked our honeymoon week... Secrets Maroma. We're so excited. Hopefully it's as nice as all of the reviews have said.


            Hi! I just booked there for our honeymoon as well! I heard it is a gorgeous resort! Congrats!



            #2539 TFinlay

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              Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

              Originally Posted by Michellelepore1 


              Hi! I just booked there for our honeymoon as well! I heard it is a gorgeous resort! Congrats!

              Congrats to you as well. You will have to let me know how it is when you get back. We will leave for NJ shortly after you return. 



              #2540 Michellelepore1

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                Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

                Originally Posted by aarosenthall 


                In terms of the food, it was good. I said good, not great. But keep in mind this is an all-inclusive resort and I have been to many of them and I can't say that I have ever had great food at one. The specialty restaurants are better than good. I was worried about this too but honestly none of my guests complained. Remember that it is about the experience and your guests will like the ease of not having to pay per meal or drink which can really add up...

                Overall, don't worry about the reviews, I can assure you that unless people are trying to look for something to pick at they will have a great time and not worry about the food!


                Thank You!! I feel a little better now :)






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