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#91 TinkerSofi

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:38 PM

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I spoke with my TA today and had a few questions. I think she gave me good news? I sure hope so. 

 

For some background info, when we booked the hotel, I thought the basic ceremony package was free. After booking I realized it was free only for US brides, so we needed to pay $950. Then, when we booked, they had a promo going on where depending on the amount of rooms booked with your group you could get free private events (anywhere from a free cocktail hour to unlimited events). A few weeks after we booked, I go into their website and read that the promo was only for US couples again. I thought maybe I hadn't read all the small print but I was sure I had. I took a screen shot but then thought that maybe I missed something? 

 

So anyway, today I spoke with my TA. She told me that I'll have my make up and hair for free :) so yay! and then told me that I should have the free dinner, part of the free private events promo. She actually has a copy of the promo where it says Canadian and US brides. I guess I wasn't going crazy after all! She told me to send them an e-mail and if they say no, she has proof that based on our booking date we should have that for free.

 

She also told me to fight to have the $950 waived for the ceremony since we're upgrading our venue for the ceremony and reception. We'll see what happens with that but I'm hoping for the best.

 

If all this actually goes through, it means huge savings for us which would be amazing (we have a house to furnish :) ). Even if not all of it works out, and we get only the spa package and the free dinner, I'm happy. It's still going to be awesome and I'm already saving quite a bit of money on my hair, makeup and respective trials. I'm just really happy about hearing this and I needed to share with someone :D



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#92 acw271011

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:06 AM

anywhere that you can save money is ─Ćefinitely a bonus and anytime you can force a resort or hotel to honor promotions is a double bonus!!! we won't even qualify for anything since we have a grand total of 8 (we hope)! Great news for you!!

I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

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#93 TinkerSofi

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:55 AM

anywhere that you can save money is ─Ćefinitely a bonus and anytime you can force a resort or hotel to honor promotions is a double bonus!!! we won't even qualify for anything since we have a grand total of 8 (we hope)! Great news for you!!

 

I think I was the most upset about the fact that we had booked the hotel almost counting on getting some freebies, but then they changed the rules of the game a few weeks in. I felt swindled almost and since they never even mentioned any perks to me I felt powerless that I couldn't fight it. Everything I've tried fighting so far I've had no luck with, so I'm hoping that having my TA back me up on this one will help. 

 

I also felt really bad, because I had gone through all the small print before booking and I couldn't believe I missed such a huge detail! Even for the free ceremony, it said free for the North American market, so I thought "we're good", but no, I guess according to them Canada is not part of North America :huh:?  haha. A few weeks in, I go into the website and it says for US market only. I was like, am I losing it here?

 

It is a bummer that you don't get any perks, but I think the biggest bummer here is that they are treating your wedding like it's their last priority. I tell you, sometimes I really don't like them. 



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#94 pjay

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 07:28 AM

@TinkerSofi Yay! i'm happy to hear about your silver lining :) it's always great when things work out positively..especially when they first started out a bit negative. That's awesome that your travel agent is on top of everything too. One thing i've learned so far is that it really helps to have that! My agent helped me a lot in the beginning and she also helped me by getting out of some hefty vendor fees. It can be a very positive experience if the right people are on your side :)


 

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#95 beckys98

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:02 AM

HAHA! Maybe we should add a "My Quotable Fiance" thread and add all the ridiculous things our fiances say and want! I love these comments.

 

Mine wanted to wear a banana hammock sigh


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#96 TinkerSofi

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:10 PM

HAHA! Maybe we should add a "My Quotable Fiance" thread and add all the ridiculous things our fiances say and want! I love these comments.

that would be so funny haha. I'm sure we all have more than a few examples :P.

 

Mine still doesn't understand what thank you cards are for and wants to skip them hahaha *facepalm* but I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it :P


@TinkerSofi Yay! i'm happy to hear about your silver lining :) it's always great when things work out positively..especially when they first started out a bit negative. That's awesome that your travel agent is on top of everything too. One thing i've learned so far is that it really helps to have that! My agent helped me a lot in the beginning and she also helped me by getting out of some hefty vendor fees. It can be a very positive experience if the right people are on your side :)

she's been great so far. I'm pretty hands off but maybe because she takes care of so many things on her own so she makes my job really easy and I don't have to be on her case about anything. I'm sure she does a lot more behind the scenes than what I see. I'm really happy with her :)



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#97 beckys98

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:15 PM

Oh, mine too! In fact, every single time WE get a thank you card in the mail he HAS to comment about how unnecessary they are. I'm sure I'll just do them and not even involve him. Maybe I'll never even tell him I did them ;)

 

 

that would be so funny haha. I'm sure we all have more than a few examples :P.

 

Mine still doesn't understand what thank you cards are for and wants to skip them hahaha *facepalm* but I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it :P


she's been great so far. I'm pretty hands off but maybe because she takes care of so many things on her own so she makes my job really easy and I don't have to be on her case about anything. I'm sure she does a lot more behind the scenes than what I see. I'm really happy with her :)



#98 calgarybride2015

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:24 PM

HAHA! Maybe we should add a "My Quotable Fiance" thread and add all the ridiculous things our fiances say and want! I love these comments.


Mines wanted a PS4 for ever. He ain't getting one.

Also didn't get the thank you cards but went along with it.


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#99 TinkerSofi

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:19 PM

It seems as though every day off I have I end up spending money haha. Anyways, at least it's wedding related this time around. This morning I saw a coupon for Michael's with 30% the entire purchase, and another one for 40% one item. I was planning on doing some ant work with the fans and I'm sure we all know the drill haha go in, use the 40% for one package, then come in with my mom's coupon, get another box, and so on until you have reached the desired amount of X product :P

 

However, I always like to go around anyway and see what they have (this really backfires sometimes because I want everything!). I came across some bags that I thought would be perfect for the OOT bags. I had resigned myself to using paper ones and putting a nice label on them, but these were $2 plus the 30% off, so they came to under $1.50 each. I just thought I wouldn't be able to get a better deal than that. Even if I used paper bags, by the time I factored in the cost of the labels, the ink, etc. they would have been at around the same price. They're pretty big, which is nice. They didn't have a huge variety of colors but I guess beggars can't be choosers so I got them in blue and green. They also had black but I thought colorful is better. 

 

So anyways, for those ladies still looking for OOT bags you can check these out. Here's a picture: 

 

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#100 pjay

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:21 PM

I have to get myself to a Michaels this weekend...it's become my weekend ritual haha. I am the exact same. Every weekend off is spent looking for wedding items and spending money on them lol


 

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