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#21 pjay

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 12:36 PM

Thanks for your reply! No, actually, we just decided this week that we will be getting married in Mexico, so I really haven't started planning. We're in Toronto, Ontario, but most of our guests will be coming from Montreal, so i would probably need to find a travel agent from there first.

You should be able to find an agent here who is able to book for guests in Montreal as well. Your guests don't have to live here to book with a Toronto based agent :) Most of the bookings are done electronically as well as the deposit system. I was originally thinking of having my wedding in April of 2016, but we decided to do it a bit earlier. 

 

I'd say that a year is a sufficient amount of time when planning and booking. Do your research now and really think through what you want. Once you find a good agent it will be a lot easier. Once you decide on a resort, your group booking agent will set up a room block for your wedding so all your guests can contact your travel agent and book under your room block. Once you block the rooms, typically you have about 2-3 months for your guest to put a deposit down. Mine is booked with Air Transat and they only require a $50 per person deposit to hold a room/flight.

 

It will be A LOT easier once you have an agent who is helpful :)


 

My planning thread :
http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

 



 


#22 Mimi2016

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 12:47 PM

I know an AMAZING agent if you haven't found one yet. One of my girlfriends found her when she was looking for a TA for her Destination Wedding and she referred me to her after going through so many agents who weren't helpful.

She is super responsive, great prices and has been going above and beyond for anything i've needed/questions. If you haven't found one yet, let me know and I will give you her info :)

 

@HilaryMWren

 

Hi, I'm looking for a good travel agent either in TO or MTL, could you plz send me the info? Thank you


You should be able to find an agent here who is able to book for guests in Montreal as well. Your guests don't have to live here to book with a Toronto based agent :) Most of the bookings are done electronically as well as the deposit system. I was originally thinking of having my wedding in April of 2016, but we decided to do it a bit earlier. 

 

I'd say that a year is a sufficient amount of time when planning and booking. Do your research now and really think through what you want. Once you find a good agent it will be a lot easier. Once you decide on a resort, your group booking agent will set up a room block for your wedding so all your guests can contact your travel agent and book under your room block. Once you block the rooms, typically you have about 2-3 months for your guest to put a deposit down. Mine is booked with Air Transat and they only require a $50 per person deposit to hold a room/flight.

 

It will be A LOT easier once you have an agent who is helpful :)

 

Thanks so much for all the good advice! Many of our guest only speak French so I'm not quite sure I would find a bilingual agent in TO, but I'll look for sure. Did you work with an Air Transat travel agent or an independent company? 



#23 pjay

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 12:53 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a good travel agent either in TO or MTL, could you plz send me the info? Thank you


 

Thanks so much for all the good advice! Many of our guest only speak French so I'm not quite sure I would find a bilingual agent in TO, but I'll look for sure. Did you work with an Air Transat travel agent or an independent company? 

I used Nadian Powell at New Wave Travel. Her contact is Nadian@newwavetravel.net 

 

Hmm.. I'm not 100% on if she is bilingual or not, but i'd just recommend to reach out to her. It's a good place to start for sure :) 


 

My planning thread :
http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

 



 


#24 HilaryMWren

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:08 PM

@perianjay thank you ! I will trying contacting that TA!



#25 pjay

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:31 PM

@perianjay thank you ! I will trying contacting that TA!


No worries! I hope I works out for you :) Nadian is super awesome and very personable.

 

My planning thread :
http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

 



 


#26 Mimi2016

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

I used Nadian Powell at New Wave Travel. Her contact is Nadian@newwavetravel.net 

 

Hmm.. I'm not 100% on if she is bilingual or not, but i'd just recommend to reach out to her. It's a good place to start for sure :)

 

 

Thanks so much :-)



#27 pjay

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 05:46 AM

Thanks so much :-)

No worries!! Anytime :)


 

My planning thread :
http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

 



 





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