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Tinkersofi's Planning Thread - Azul Fives August 13, 2015

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OMG! I can't believe how rude some people can be, especially after you clearly told him you couldnt afford for him to make those changes. Seems very unfair. Just think soon all that drama will be over with and you'll be happily married and have forgotten all about the drama.

 

Let me know how the Price Drop Guarentee thing goes. We are also with Transat and I'm really hoping when the time comes we can get a cheaper trip for our guests. Good luck!

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Deadline has passed, numbers are confirmed. We have 32 guests, 27 of them will be staying at our resort. All adults, no kids.

 

Yesterday the drama reached its climax. The guy who was left alone in his room royally screwed us over, hours from the deadline. He arranged things so that he wouldn't have to pay extra, but we would; despite us being clear and explaining to him that we just could not afford for him to make those changes. Now I have to pay $600 more, money that was not in our budget whatsoever. I honestly hope he doesn't come because I 100% don't want him there anymore. I was just too nice to uninvite him yesterday despite the fact that he obviously didn't give a crap about us. I should tell him to go just go eat at the buffet the day of the wedding and join us only for the dancing :angry: hahaha, wouldn't that be something? but who am I kidding, I'd never be that rude to someone, even if they deserve it.

 

We're waiting today to hear back from our TA today with the final word as to whether we get a price drop guarantee or not. Crossing fingers! For those that don't know how that works, at least with Transat, the tour company has to have the amount of free seats available on the plane, plus the hotel needs to have our amount of rooms free, in the category we booked. They basically need to cancel everyone's trip and re-book them at the cheaper price. It truly sounds like finding a unicorn, but I'm still hoping for the best haha.

Omg that is terrible of him. Especially when he knew it would be at your expense. I still can't believe it should be your issue. I never heard that with AC. It baffles me that you should be responsible for someone else when they make their choice and give their credit card number. Personally I'd refuse to pay if you can!!!! But I don't let things go haha. I feel your frustration. Hopefully the price drop will help you pay that if you can't get out of it. Out of curiosity is this a relative or friend of Juan?

 

 

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@@TinkerSofi wow! I can't believe that guy did that to you! I would be so furious! 

 

I am glad that you now have your final numbers and hopefully all the drama is behind you. Sending good vibes for the price drop!!!

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@yycbride2016 @@calgarybride2015 @@snswedding2016 yeah, just unbelievable how some people are. The way it worked was that originally this guy's sister did not have anyone to room up with, so someone was going to have to pay single occupancy, so she roomed up with my MOH (for whom I'm using one of the free people so she can come). The free pass only works for double occupancy. When this guy's brother cancelled and he was left alone, he was all too quick to room up with his sister now, leaving someone else hanging. We specifically told him that we are sorry that things worked out that way, but it wasn't our fault and we couldn't pay the difference between the double and single occupancy for my MOH. Well, he didn't care and did what he wanted anyway.

 

Worst part is that, that a few people told us that they wanted to come but had no one to go with and the single occupancy became too much for them. Thus, had we known about this situation months ago, all this drama could have been avoided. 

 

@@calgarybride2015 Yeah they're mostly his friends. I guess they're our friends now but they knew Juan first. 

 

I guess I'm glad that all this stuff is over. It was truly a nightmare. I can rest today haha. 

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I'm so glad that you've finalized your numbers!!! Woohoo, hope that drama is long gone now. And your guest is lucky you're nice, I would have had a few choice words for him! Especially now that the final payment is done because even if he got angry and pulled out, well that's his loss....money wise lol.

 

I'm hoping you find your Air Transat unicorn!! We're also with Transat so it will make me feel better if I know of someone who's gotten this perk

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Wow! I'm absolutely stunned that someone would have the nerve to do something like that to you. I'm like Kim - I don't let things like that go. I would be livid! At least when our group just cancelled there wasn't anyone trying to stick us with a bill! I really hope Transat comes through for you somehow. That's just so awful. I wouldn't be able to look that person in the face without telling them what I think of them.

 

I'm so jealous of your dancing!! lol I remember when Doug and I first met I tried to get him to go out dancing with me and i got a one liner - Doug doesn't dance. And he's absolutely right. He doesn't. I would LOVE to salsa! I love to dance period. lol I love my husband more than my own life but boy, I really wish he was a dancer! lol It sounds like you've got a super guy and you absolutely have to post a little vid of your first dance!

 

Thanks for the update on the veil weights. I'm still thinking on a veil even though I bought one already. Not 100% sure I'm going to use it. I still don't have my dress finalized! lo But I'm going to look into the weights and see what I find!

 

The props are totally adorable!! Really great idea!! I know the guest will love it!

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I'm late to the party here, but I just read your vows in Spanish and I totally got emotional.  I love the last one...ughh...so awesome. 

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I'm so glad that you've finalized your numbers!!! Woohoo, hope that drama is long gone now. And your guest is lucky you're nice, I would have had a few choice words for him! Especially now that the final payment is done because even if he got angry and pulled out, well that's his loss....money wise lol.

 

I'm hoping you find your Air Transat unicorn!! We're also with Transat so it will make me feel better if I know of someone who's gotten this perk

Yeah I would have put more of a fight if it wasn't noon and the deadline for the money to be in was at 5. I just wanted to get things solved but I think either Juan or I are going to say something to him along the lines of WTF buddy? Hahah

 

We really tried the day before to make It crystal clear that we could not pay if he switched and I thought that problem was solved but I guess not. I was just tired of fighting and rounding people up to either cancel or pay and putting out fires for the last week. It is what it is now I guess. I just got a call from my TA but couldn't answer because I was at work. I'm anxiously waiting to hear back, hopefully it's good news!!

 

 

 

 

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Wow! I'm absolutely stunned that someone would have the nerve to do something like that to you. I'm like Kim - I don't let things like that go. I would be livid! At least when our group just cancelled there wasn't anyone trying to stick us with a bill! I really hope Transat comes through for you somehow. That's just so awful. I wouldn't be able to look that person in the face without telling them what I think of them.

 

I'm so jealous of your dancing!! lol I remember when Doug and I first met I tried to get him to go out dancing with me and i got a one liner - Doug doesn't dance. And he's absolutely right. He doesn't. I would LOVE to salsa! I love to dance period. lol I love my husband more than my own life but boy, I really wish he was a dancer! lol It sounds like you've got a super guy and you absolutely have to post a little vid of your first dance!

 

Thanks for the update on the veil weights. I'm still thinking on a veil even though I bought one already. Not 100% sure I'm going to use it. I still don't have my dress finalized! lo But I'm going to look into the weights and see what I find!

 

The props are totally adorable!! Really great idea!! I know the guest will love it!

Yeah. I think at some point I have to tell him because it's just festering all this anger inside. These guys basically live in la la land their whole lives so I really don't expect them to understand our position. Everything is just a huge improvisation act for them and that's what makes me angry because life doesn't work like that for most of us.

 

Yeah it's pretty awesome that he likes to dance. He doesn't love it, but he's willing to do it anyway. The only problem is that he gets embarrassed very easily and doesn't have enough confidence in his skills so we barely go out and social dance. I keep telling him that's how he gets better but I understand how it's a lot more intimidating for guys than for girls

 

About the veil weights. If it's really windy out I won't wear them. When the wind is moderate they hold down nicely but if it's out of control, the veil actually looks better blowing all over the place than having these weights sticking to one another. Mind you, I tried it on a day where I think if it's more windy than that we'd be getting married in a hurricane hahaha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm late to the party here, but I just read your vows in Spanish and I totally got emotional.  I love the last one...ughh...so awesome. 

thank you! :) They do sound way better in spanish, don't they? :) 

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We found the unicorn!! yay!! hahaha

 

We got a bit of money back from our trips. It wasn't much, only about $60 per room, but still something :D. I saw them $100 cheaper the other day but by the time everyone who needed to cancel did so, payments went through, etc. the prices went up again. Also, my TA tried to put the guarantee through when they were cheaper but because technically we had more rooms booked (many hadn't cancelled yet) we didn't get it. Oh well, something is still better than nothing, right? So that's one thing to keep in mind ladies, if a big percentage of your guests are thinking of cancelling they better do it sooner rather than later because it might affect whether your get any money back, and if so, how much :)

 

Our TA has been a dream through all of this. I can't imagine that it was easy for her keeping track of all the changes but she did it! :D 

 

Now crunch time begins! I don't know how much I'll get done this weekend, since i'm leaving for Vegas on monday with my girlfriends. Yay!! I'm excited for that and for relaxing by the pool :) 

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Woohoo, unicorns to exist lol! I'm so glad you guys were able to take advantage if the one time price drop. $60 is still something and I'd be thrilled if we got that back.

 

Kudos to your TA, she sounds great!

 

Have fun in Vegas! Where are you staying?

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