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#11 jolene028

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

I have finally heard back from a travel agent we are going to get together next Monday so hopefully she will have some information... if she does then for sure I will post and let you ladies know we will have to stick together! LOL or like FuturemrsD says just take the plunge and hope for the best! Although lets be serious it is the beach in Veradero that we are going for anyways!!!



#12 dallace

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    Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

    Not sure if you ladies know but there is a website with information on wedding packages and extra services and whatnot I found helpful. It also has which Melia and Paridisus resorts have the free wedding package included! Definately worth checking out!

    http://www.weddingcubachannel.com/



    #13 jolene028

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    Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

    Originally Posted by dallace 

    Not sure if you ladies know but there is a website with information on wedding packages and extra services and whatnot I found helpful. It also has which Melia and Paridisus resorts have the free wedding package included! Definately worth checking out!

    http://www.weddingcubachannel.com/

    Great thanks for posting this! I just got an email from my travel agent with some pricing... I am finding it a little expensive, and she was saying I can book the wedding packages through Transat Holidays, which is also confusing I thought that part had to be done through the hotel! Man this was supposed to be easier than planning a wedding at home.



    #14 dallace

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      Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

      Originally Posted by jolene028 

      Great thanks for posting this! I just got an email from my travel agent with some pricing... I am finding it a little expensive, and she was saying I can book the wedding packages through Transat Holidays, which is also confusing I thought that part had to be done through the hotel! Man this was supposed to be easier than planning a wedding at home.

       

      Yeah, when I was looking into pricing I was finding it pretty expensive as well. The first travel agent I talked to said roughly $1600/person in February, which I thought was fairly reasonable...only problem is I don't want to book through that specific company (heard some bad things about them)...so now I'm getting prices that are up past the $2000 range. ARG so frusterating! LOL

       

      In my research I have found you can book the packages through transat, but it's only certain resorts if I remember correctly. I've heard that when going through transat people have had problems when getting to the resort and getting what is supposed to be included, because it's not techinically through the resort so their hands are kind of tied if transat doesn't hold up there end of the deal with flowers, ceremony set up ect. Another thing I saw somewhere on here is that speakers and microphones and that type of thing aren't included either....again because thats through the resort....If I were you I would run these things past the travel agent and try getting more information. I could be way off, but I'm sure theres a thread on here I was reading where bride to be's were talking about the packages through transat and some people had more problems than anything. That's why I think I'm going to stick with the Melia chain because if you have 17 guests or more your package is FREE and it includes everything you could think of, minus a few things I'm sure but for the most part most things are included and it's super cheap to add the little things.



      #15 jolene028

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      Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:28 PM

      Wow thats kind of crazy and a little scary... I think that i will stickwith dealing with the resort to avoid anything likethat happening,I did get a little bit of good news my travel agent may be able to find something a little cheaper... fingers crossed... and I have a second one looking as well! This site is awesome to have some more ladies to talk to about all this stuff

      Originally Posted by dallace 

       

      Yeah, when I was looking into pricing I was finding it pretty expensive as well. The first travel agent I talked to said roughly $1600/person in February, which I thought was fairly reasonable...only problem is I don't want to book through that specific company (heard some bad things about them)...so now I'm getting prices that are up past the $2000 range. ARG so frusterating! LOL

       

      In my research I have found you can book the packages through transat, but it's only certain resorts if I remember correctly. I've heard that when going through transat people have had problems when getting to the resort and getting what is supposed to be included, because it's not techinically through the resort so their hands are kind of tied if transat doesn't hold up there end of the deal with flowers, ceremony set up ect. Another thing I saw somewhere on here is that speakers and microphones and that type of thing aren't included either....again because thats through the resort....If I were you I would run these things past the travel agent and try getting more information. I could be way off, but I'm sure theres a thread on here I was reading where bride to be's were talking about the packages through transat and some people had more problems than anything. That's why I think I'm going to stick with the Melia chain because if you have 17 guests or more your package is FREE and it includes everything you could think of, minus a few things I'm sure but for the most part most things are included and it's super cheap to add the little things.



      #16 dallace

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        Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

        any new information you guys have come across? How are the plans coming along for everyone? Has anyone thought far enough ahead photography wise? Having problems finding any out there and I'm afraid of what the resort photography might be like...



        #17 Ploman

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          Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

          I'm not getting married there, but for general information I went to Cuba 2 times last year. Once was to the Barcelo Solymar... TERRIBLE..

           

          Once was to the Iberostar Veradero and it was for a destination wedding. It was amazing!!! Great service, great food, wonderful grounds, beautiful wedding, I would go back in a heartbeat! 


          Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay

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          #18 CayoLargo

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            Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:30 PM

            Hello,

             

            I got married in Cuba in February 2009.  I got married at the Sol Cayo Largo Resort on the island of Cayo Largo.  My husband and I have been there 3 times and our family and friends who came loved the resort and how beautiful it was.  If you are looking for the main island this is not for you but you do have the option to go to Havana and other excursions from Cayo Largo.

             

            If you have any questions or or want more info please feel free to contact me.

             

            Good Luck with your wedding planning!


            Engaged: December 25, 2007
            Married: February 4, 2009
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            Wedding Resort: Sol Cayo Largo
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            #19 jolene028

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            Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:04 PM

            I got a new quote and with taxes it is 1400 per person I also spoke with the resort and am just waiting for confirmation on my date and then i will be paying my deposit! i think after a long debate i am skipping std and going straight for invitations Im going to try diy boarding pass invitations!!! I also am going to try to get some sample pictures from the photographer at the resort fingers crossed!!! How about everyone else where are you ladies at???



            #20 dallace

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              Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

              Originally Posted by jolene028 

              I got a new quote and with taxes it is 1400 per person I also spoke with the resort and am just waiting for confirmation on my date and then i will be paying my deposit! i think after a long debate i am skipping std and going straight for invitations Im going to try diy boarding pass invitations!!! I also am going to try to get some sample pictures from the photographer at the resort fingers crossed!!! How about everyone else where are you ladies at???

               

              Thats awesome! Which resort did you end up choosing?






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