Hello all! I've booked my wedding for 5/23/15. With over 10 months to go, I'm wondering if anyone can give me some feedback on what your timeline has been for making plans with the wedding planner. Is there anything that I need to do now, or should I relax and wait until the wedding gets closer? I've mainly just been trying to get information on vendors and pricing so that I can get an idea of what my budget will be. I've been assigned Margarita as my wedding planner but haven't had a chance to speak with her yet.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
I would work on just getting quotes from all the vendors you're interested in and figuring out your budget and your vision. Then I'd get all the same things out of the way (programs, oot bags, etc) so that when you start planning with your WC you don't have to sweat the small stuff at the same time. You might even want to start asking for the locations where you want to have your events but You don't really have to start communicating with the coordinators until about 3/4 months before the wedding. I'm at about 45 days away from the wedding and we still haven't signed the Purchase Order or finalized most of our vendors that we're contracting through the resort. You have plenty of time! Enjoy it!
This is just a quick question for those who have booked through a TA and have completed the whole contract ordeal.
I'm currently in the middle of going over my wedding contract. Reading the previous posts, I have read that there are group contracts, and in order to get the 75+ room night perks for the unlimited private functions, a group contract must be singed. Is this different than a wedding contract? Because in my wedding contract, there is only information in regards to the wedding itself and the package we have chosen.
My TA has confirmed with me that she was in touch with one of the coordinators and they had mentioned that we would be entitled to them and that the only requirements is to have a group contract or have all the rooms reserved through one source (ie: transat, sunwing....) which we are.
I just want to verify with others that have booked through a TA that this is what they have went through as well???
My experience was that when we locked down a room block with our TA she gave us a detailed contract of what we are entitled to as a wedding group. This listed every level of room nights and what we would get. You need a group contract with either the resort or through your TA to receive the room night perks and I believe to be able to even get a group contract you need to guarantee a certain amount of rooms. I would speak directly to the resort to get more clarification.
Edited by shellsal, 09 July 2014 - 02:24 PM.