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#41 jolene028

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

Originally Posted by DwBride2Be 

I'm using AMA Travel and they're awesome -they have group travel specialists who are really great

Do you have to be a member?



#42 DwBride2Be

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    Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

    No you don't



    #43 jolene028

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    Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:46 PM

    Great thanks!



    #44 Kay6356

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    Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

    Hi ladies! I know I'm not getting married at the iberstar but CUBA brides? I didn't think any of you existed on here :)

    #45 Kay6356

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    Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

    I am not doing STD I just couldn't wrap my head around sending them and then sending invitations so I am sending just invitations! I ran into a snag though I had pricing from my TA and then she had a death in the family so I am working with a new girl at the same place and she just informed me that the originally lady quoted for November 2012 not 2013 so the pricing has gone up $500 pp I am so mad right now about it, I dont even know what I am going to do, she is looking into different tour companies but I may write an email to head office... that price is not going to work for us and I already have my date confirmed and everything :mad:

    We travel to Cuba every January for the past few years and have used Sunwing directly. I got a quote for 2013 and the price was so great + so many extras they offer brides at no cost. www.sunwing.com

    #46 jolene028

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    Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

    Originally Posted by Kay6356 


    We travel to Cuba every January for the past few years and have used Sunwing directly. I got a quote for 2013 and the price was so great + so many extras they offer brides at no cost. www.sunwing.com

    This link goes to Sunwing Energy!

     

    But that is actually a good idea, I didnt think about going to them directly I guess it would hurt to have them quote it as well! I also want some promise that there will come a time, maybe in April where they reevaluate the cost and since we all know that it is going to come down that they go and make that adjustment to the price! But I guess at the end of the day it is what it is!



    #47 jolene028

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    Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

    Originally Posted by Kay6356 

    Hi ladies! I know I'm not getting married at the iberstar but CUBA brides? I didn't think any of you existed on here :)

    I know when I found this forum I was so excited... I think though like most have pointed out, its mostly an american site and they can't go so it makes sense that there aren't a lot of them getting married there! So we all have to stick together!!!! LOL



    #48 DwBride2Be

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      Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

      Jolene - I have heard from friends booking directly with Sunwing was a nightmare because your guests cannot contact them, you have to do all the correspondence, and collect money from people, chase up payments, ask for deviation requests, check spelling and names and make sure your guests all know the correct travel info to bring etc...   Just a warning for you!

       

      Also, most companies do offer a one time price reduction offer - mine does and we're with Transat Holidays, but it has to be done within 60 days of travel, and ours actually never went lower than my group quote.

       

      Cuba Brides - you want some inspiration - check out THESE photos' - AMAZING!  I can't wait to find this place for my TTD session the next day!

      http://www.facebook....57698853&type=3

       

      Happy Planning!



      #49 jolene028

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      Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

      Originally Posted by DwBride2Be 

      Jolene - I have heard from friends booking directly with Sunwing was a nightmare because your guests cannot contact them, you have to do all the correspondence, and collect money from people, chase up payments, ask for deviation requests, check spelling and names and make sure your guests all know the correct travel info to bring etc...   Just a warning for you!

       

      Also, most companies do offer a one time price reduction offer - mine does and we're with Transat Holidays, but it has to be done within 60 days of travel, and ours actually never went lower than my group quote.

       

      Cuba Brides - you want some inspiration - check out THESE photos' - AMAZING!  I can't wait to find this place for my TTD session the next day!

      http://www.facebook....57698853&type=3

       

      Happy Planning!

      YUCK that doesn't sound like something I want to do at all! Oh well back to the drawing board... I will wait I still have some quotes out! Man you would think this would be easier LOL oh well I guess I will just really appriciate our "holiday" wedding that much more!

       

      I have to wait until I am home to look at the pictures I am at work and they block FB BOO



      #50 jolene028

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      Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:09 AM

      Ok ladies great news... after I went on a rampage to the head office of my TA I got them to almost get me back to the price that i was quoted 2 months ago!!! I couldnt be happier and the Western Regional Manager Sandy was great with listening to me she came to Calgary just to investigate everything that has happened to me over the past 2 months (thank god we did almost everything by email) She also got in touch with Transat and had them lower the price $50 a person, but they are also going to provide each one of my guests with headphones and 2 drink tickets... oh the little things LOL

       

      So I am going in next week to pay my deposit and then I can finally get invitations out and be done with this stressful period of the planning and maybe start some of the fun DIY stuff that I have on my list!!!!






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