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#11 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:11 PM

@helenk.....I just spoke with my travel agent and I am now really confused as to what to do......I haven't given a deposit to either Iberostar or Royalton but my travel agent was able to get me a Presidential Oceanview Suite at Royalton for $2800 which I had put a deposit on......of course I can't get it back.  Also, the rates for my guests are really good at Royalton....approximately $1033 for 4 nights/5 days.   The Iberostar rates are approximately $1530 for the guests.   I really don't want my guests to spend more than they have to.  It would also cost approximately $3500 for our stay at the Iberostar.  With me trying to save on the cost all around, the Royalton is starting to look better again. 

 

I am so confused so I am just going to sleep on it.....hopefully, I will make a decision soon.  :(

 

As far as the date, we have chosen October 10, 2015 which the Royalton has available....no word from Iberostar on their availability. 



#12 helenk

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:54 PM

@FutureMrsGlover Did you say Royalton doesn't have rooms available for your dates in another post? Def sleep on it. Sometimes cheaper isn't always better, you want your guests and you to be happy!


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@FutureMrsGlover Also how are you getting quotes for next October? My date is October 24, 2015 and my TA said the flight prices aren't available until January the earliest. I'd love to know pricing too! Lol


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#13 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

@helenk.....the rates are there for rooms only......originally I thought the rooms weren't available at the Royalton but it was just they hadn't released them for purchase.  However, they did a special some weeks back and my TA was able to get the Presidential Suite with Oceanview for $2800  (but that doesn't include our flight).

 

 You are correct in the flights are not available.   My TA stated that the flights should be available November 15 of this year...they are usually available 11 months before.  So on my website it states that the deposits are due beginning November 15th so they can do a complete package with the rooms and flights. 

 

I thought planning a destination wedding would be easier but it is so hard and I actually did sight visits.....but I am indecisive.  I actually bought one wedding dress and returned it for another and I have two reception dresses.  :D



#14 helenk

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:21 PM

@FutureMrsGlover oh okay! Lol I haven't even looked into just room rates bc package deals are so much cheaper.

When I was picking a resort I looked on Cheapcaribbean.com to see what the pricing was like per person for 4days/3nights from where my guests will be flying out of, for this year in October to get an idea and for Iberostar Suites it was like $950/pp so I thought that was pretty good. Hopefully my TA can get us good deals :)

I haven't even gone dress shopping yet! I am on a weight loss journey and I'm going to go dress shopping with my mom back home in Boston so I'm waiting a bit. But I'm sooo tempted to go try this dress on that I found online from Morri Lee that I love! My best friend is coming to visit for a few days in August I think I may take her with me before I fly back home to Boston to go dress shopping with my mom :)

I also want a reception dress but I am gonna see if I can just get like a white dress from somewhere rather than a "gown" so I am not spending a ton on my dresses.


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#15 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:24 AM

@helenk.....I ended up with one dress, took it back and exchanged for another....luckily I purchased from David's Bridal because most dress shops won't let you do that.  My wedding gown was $899.  Both my reception dresses I purchased from Cache' one was $200 and the other was only $9.00 - my friend works there and I got a 50% discount and then I had a $100 gift card.

 

It will be great to do a little shopping with your girlfriend....get the reception dress with her and your wedding gown with your mother.  My mother was not able to be there when I picked out my dress. 

 

That was great for Cheapcaribbean.....I will look on there to see the rates for my dates. 



#16 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:14 AM

@helenk.....well my FI was the deciding factor on the resort.   He saw how I was struggling with the decision and he stepped in.  He decided he likes the Royalton better, so I am fine with that.  I was just too stressed out by the whole process because I loved both resorts and they both have so much to offer.  :)  And he needed to make some decisions...he has been leaving a lot up to me and it was working my nerves!!!

 

So we decided to go with the Love package and add the Jamaican experience which gives us a steel pan band for cocktail hour and a Reggae band for two hours of the reception, open bar and rum tasting for the guests.  I really liked the idea of having the band.  The total for 20 people is $2598 plus the DJ and pictures. 

 

I am so glad this decision is now done!  :D



#17 helenk

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

@FutureMrsGlover that's great! I know I was so relieved when we booked! Yea I'll have to check out davids bridal in person because when I go online there's nothing I really love.


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#18 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

@helenk......don't go by the pictures on David's Bridal....the dresses don't look the same.  If you look in my gallery you will see the first and second dress I picked out and the model photos.  Neither dress was appealing to me by the pictures online! :)



#19 helenk

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:02 PM

I don't think I can view attachments I don't haven't met the post minimum lol


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#20 helenk

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

@FutureMrsGlover never mind I saw your pics I love the second dress!!! Gorgeous! I'm obsessed with lace :)


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