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#31 kmk2016

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 12:19 PM

Planning on a February 2016 wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun - but nothing has been booked yet. I just got in contact with a couple different Travel Agents today to ask prices. I have my heart set on that beautiful resort so I'm hoping the rates won't be too outrageous.

I considered going without a TA, but have a few older guests and ones that aren't very tech savvy, so thinking it will just be easier using one.


Definitely use a TA!!! They can get group bookings for you through a tour operator, get your perks and bonuses that you can't get without using one, and will help keep everyone leaving you to plan your wedding instead of managing their travel! There are some great Canadian TAs that specialize in destination weddings and they don't cost anything but save tons of $$ for you and your guests!

I'm getting married in Feb 2016 and got a great rate for a fabulous resort. We have already booked 76 seats on the plane from Calgary alone! And another 20 from other cities (some Canadian booking an package, and some hotel only coming from all over the world).

Have major details booked for wedding events and have photographer and DJ booked.

#32 Brandii

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 03:10 PM

2016 bride as well! I have no resorts in mind or anything. I started emailing travel agents and they're all requesting I wait a few months then contact them again lol.

#33 Mangosong

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 08:28 PM

@xoxokrista I also went back and forth about using a TA. The ladies on here convinced me to go for it. I'm not paying extra for her and so far she has been awesome and super helpful.



#34 kmk2016

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 08:38 PM

2016 bride as well! I have no resorts in mind or anything. I started emailing travel agents and they're all requesting I wait a few months then contact them again lol.


Not sure if you are Canadian or American, but a good TA can get you your rates now.... I'm Canadian and we got a great rate through a TA who worked with the tour operator before pricing was released to general inventory. Definitely find a TA that can get your pricing!! I have had mine for 6 months now!

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    #36 rbehlke

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    Posted 06 December 2014 - 08:54 PM

    Hi rbehike, just curious as to which resort you're looking at in Playa. Looking for suggestions. Thanks.

    We plan to book at Riu Palace Riviera Maya. It has so many good reviews, is close to PDC, and has been in the top 3 resorts of anyone in the travel business we've asked. 



    #37 vsschick

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    Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:39 PM

    Congratulations:) I am a 2016 bride myself. Already started the planning process and working on save the dates and invites.



    #38 tan38

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    Posted 19 February 2015 - 09:13 AM

    January 2016 Bride here .. Just booked this week through a TA, Tour Operator SUNWING, departing Toronto .. Week of Jan.7-14, 2016 .. RIU Ocho Rios, Jamaica .. Very good deal ..

     

    We told our guests that we were doing a DW more than 6 months ago and there are some who said they would be there, that did not start saving and do not have the required down payment .. which is frustrating to me because we told everyone a long time ago .. 

     

    This is a second marriage for both myself and my fiancée .. We are excited .. We have never been to Jamaica before .. We have 5 girls (ages 15-10) that are extremely excited too .. We did not do "Save the Date" cards or invitations .. We made a Facebook Event page and sent out emails .. We are trying to make this as casual as possible .. Is it tacky of us not to do formal invites??

     

    Setting everything up with RIU Weddings via email ..

    If anyone has recently been married at RIU Ocho Rios PLEASE message me or send me the link of your story .. I would love to hear from you about the experience ..


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    #39 ashhtayy

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    Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:13 PM

    Looks like this forum may be done but thought I'd try. I'm a 2016 that has yet to nail down a date. I am thinking Azul Fives end of March or end of May. I thought I was going people a lot of time but according to these posts, I'm behind!

    Any tips on what to ask my TA before booking?!

    I listened to the brides on here and got a GI TA and she has been fabulous. She's able to give me one hour cocktail hour for free. I'm Canadian and don't get to take advangtage of the free basic package. Looks like I will also get 1 free for every 21; just missed out on the 1 free for every 16. Anyone else been able to negotiate this?

    Happy Planning! :)

    #40 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:44 PM

    Looks like this forum may be done but thought I'd try. I'm a 2016 that has yet to nail down a date. I am thinking Azul Fives end of March or end of May. I thought I was going people a lot of time but according to these posts, I'm behind!

    Any tips on what to ask my TA before booking?!

    I listened to the brides on here and got a GI TA and she has been fabulous. She's able to give me one hour cocktail hour for free. I'm Canadian and don't get to take advangtage of the free basic package. Looks like I will also get 1 free for every 21; just missed out on the 1 free for every 16. Anyone else been able to negotiate this?

    Happy Planning! :)


    Depends on your airline and their current promotions. I got every 17 person free but before I booked it was every 11!!


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