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#141 Meandhim

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:11 AM

@Jc14

 

January to End of April is High Season - Best weather & most expensive. June to October is Low Season - Hurricane Season (although I haven't heard of any brides having too many problems) & Least expensive. May, Nov & December is Shoulder Season - Weather is still pretty decent & mid range pricing. However once you start getting close to Holiday Season in December the price starts to go up. If you are looking at December I would think about the first or second week. I'm going the last week of November this year. Also Check with the resort to to see what will be open during the time you are there...some of the restaurants / pools will have shorter hours or be closed during the off season.  We went to a friends wedding in Jamaica 2 years ago in December and some of the places we wanted to go or excursions we wanted to do like the Waterpark were closed because it was off season...although most were open it helps to do your research. 


 
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#142 Jc14

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:37 PM

@Kerrierf Good to know! @Meandhim you bring up some very good points.. thanks! I'm thinking first week of Dec so we shall see.

 

More questions..  :)

 

How much did all of your guests pay? Did you use a travel agent? Did they get a group discount that was less than if they all just booked online themselves? 

 

Re: the wedding packages - after reading a lot of posts, it appears that upon meeting with the WC, she shows you a whole book of flowers. Does this mean you can get any package with any flowers? I ask because what drew me to the Ocean Pearl pkg was the bridal bouquet and ceremony decorations. However, I'm not fond of the price, and there are not many differences between that pkg and the Pure Paradise package, yet there is an $800 difference.

 

Thanks!!


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#143 Meandhim

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:24 PM


@Jc14

1. My guests paid different amount depending on where they were flying from. The Toronto guests paid around 1500.... Originally 1800, but I price compared and talked Air Canada down.

2. I used a Travel agent...because I wanted to book as a group and I didn't want to be responsible for taking all the payments and deals with travel issues.

3. That is a question with a loaded answer.... Some of my guests paid a little more then if they had booked on their own but most of my guests paid less...plus I get the added benefit of group perks... We have so many booked that me, my FI, and my Photographer are free...we just pay taxes. Most group perks have every so many people you get one free... You can use it like I did or spread the saving across you guests and everyone gets a discount... I choose free people to free up my tight budget so I could upgrade some things like food and booze at the wedding.

As for the difference between the wedding packages I'm not sure and for the flower book I have no Idea. Maybe @rebeccalane would know...she just came back and I believe she had the ocean pearl package. When reading the other old forum topics for this resort you have to keep in mind that it maybe out of date...Before the Karen bussen packages existed. Best to ask someone who's just been there or Carolina directly.


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#144 Jc14

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 02:48 PM

@Meandhim awesome thanks! $1500 is good for that time! Although I'm hoping to get a bit of a lower rate, but we shall see. That's awesome that you guys are free and bonus for your photog being free, as opposed to having to pay for them to stay the week!



#145 Kerrierf

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:20 AM

Ours came out to about $1445 per person for the flights/hotel with taxes.  Our tickets were included, but we paid for our photographers' trip.



#146 Meandhim

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:26 AM

@Kerrierf

 

Omg only 8 more sleeps until you wedding day! What day do you leave to go down south? I cant wait to hear all about it!


 
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#147 Kerrierf

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:28 AM

Ahhh I know it's so surreal!  I started packing everything yesterday. We're having such miserable weather in Ottawa that EVERYONE is counting down the days until sunshine.

 

I took the day off work on Friday, we're driving to Montreal at noon on Saturday, then flying out Sunday morning. Yahoo!



#148 Meandhim

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:59 AM

@Kerrierf

 

I hope you have the most wonderful time! Take tons of pictures :)


 
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#149 Kerrierf

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:11 PM

Thanks @Meandhim! I'll be sure to get some good ones to share. Is there anything in particular you ladies would like me to get for you?



#150 Jc14

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:57 PM

@Kerrierf omg it'll be here before you know it. so exciting!!  :D







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