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#11 jaspbri0317

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:58 AM

we are really trying to make it between $1000-1200 for our guests. it's limiting some of the nicer resorts but we've found 2 that are a possibility. and we're going semi off season to lower costs too.

some of his family just simply wouldn't spend even half of that on a vacation normally, while my family would normally spend twice that. this is definitely the most stressful part about the whole thing!

#12 TinkerSofi

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

this is totally the hard part! We wanted to keep it at $1500 for guests but ended up at $1700. A few people have said they can't afford to go, but you can't please everyone, so that's ok with us. Even if you have a wedding at home some people might not be able to make it. It' just the way things go. 

 

I'd say find a travel agent and let her do most of the research. We had a list of things we wanted, that and our budget kind of limited our resorts and then we made a decision from there, but then we were flexible on the date. The travel agent actually came up with two resorts and we picked one. You will seriously go insane trying to tackle this whole research on your own. 

 

Like some of the other girls have mentioned, Jamaica can be a bit more on the pricy side but it doesn't mean you can't find anything. It's just a matter of finding out whether what you get for your budget is what you want and if not what is going to give (either you have to raise the budget, or settle for a hotel that might not have everything you want, or switch to a different destination). 



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#13 babygirl99

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    Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:19 AM

    It really depends where you are flying from and where you are going and when. Mexico is cheaper than Dominican. Our TA found us the best rates in April. We got $1550 for Now Jade (5 star Riviera Maya) in April 2016 from Edmonton and Calgary. Our Toronto prices are around 1200. If you are still looking you can give my TA a try, she was able to have quotes for us within about 15-30 minutes. mbaugh@baconkotravels.com



    #14 Shaylala

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      Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:43 AM

      <p>It really depends where you are flying from and where you are going and when. Mexico is cheaper than Dominican. Our TA found us the best rates in April. We got $1550 for Now Jade (5 star Riviera Maya) in April 2016 from Edmonton and Calgary. Our Toronto prices are around 1200. If you are still looking you can give my TA a try, she was able to have quotes for us within about 15-30 minutes. mbaugh@baconkotravels.com</p>




      Babygirl99 thank you!

      <p>It really depends where you are flying from and where you are going and when. Mexico is cheaper than Dominican. Our TA found us the best rates in April. We got $1550 for Now Jade (5 star Riviera Maya) in April 2016 from Edmonton and Calgary. Our Toronto prices are around 1200. If you are still looking you can give my TA a try, she was able to have quotes for us within about 15-30 minutes. mbaugh@baconkotravels.com</p>




      babygirl99 I actually just got a quote for Now Jade for first week of May 2016 and it came back at $2100 with taxes!!! Is your $1550 including taxes?? If so that is amazing!!!
      Is your TA out of Calgary?
      Thank you so much!! 😄

      #15 TinkerSofi

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      Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:55 AM



      babygirl99 I actually just got a quote for Now Jade for first week of May 2016 and it came back at $2100 with taxes!!! Is your $1550 including taxes?? If so that is amazing!!!
      Is your TA out of Calgary?
      Thank you so much!!

       

      this seems really high for Now Jade. I'm surprised. Definitely shop around and maybe play around with different dates if that's the hotel you want :) 



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      #16 vancouverpetunia

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      Posted 12 April 2015 - 05:26 PM

      We are around $2000 for the week at Now Sapphire, taxes in, air from Vancouver on Transat. First week of April 2016.


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      #17 Victoriabride

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      Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:44 AM

      I must have gotten over 100 quotes from different travel agents for different destinations in Mexico and in Cuba. Cuba ended up being the cheapest (under 1500$) but we decided we didn't want to go there because of the bad reviews on the food. We ended up going with the Riu Santa Fe in Cabo Jan 28-Feb 4th 2016 and our guests are paying 1563$ from Vancouver and about 1300$ from Toronto. Cost was super important to us too. We had a maximum budget of 1500$ pp and only went over but a bit. It can be done! It is tougher though if you want to go during peak season like we did. Good luck!



      #18 vancouverpetunia

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      Posted 13 April 2015 - 04:53 PM

      I must have gotten over 100 quotes from different travel agents for different destinations in Mexico and in Cuba. Cuba ended up being the cheapest (under 1500$) but we decided we didn't want to go there because of the bad reviews on the food. We ended up going with the Riu Santa Fe in Cabo Jan 28-Feb 4th 2016 and our guests are paying 1563$ from Vancouver and about 1300$ from Toronto. Cost was super important to us too. We had a maximum budget of 1500$ pp and only went over but a bit. It can be done! It is tougher though if you want to go during peak season like we did. Good luck!

       

      @Victoriabride - It's cheaper from Toronto to Cabo than from Vancouver to Cabo? We just get screwed on the West Coast, don't we?


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      #19 Victoriabride

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      Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:05 PM

      Yea we totally get the shit end of the stick on this one lol.. it doesn't even make sense since TO is so much further than us! :blink:



      #20 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:28 AM

      I think it depends where in Mexican the Toronto passenger is flying from.

       

      For our wedding people flew out of Calgary and Toronto to Cancun, and the Toronto flight was shorter.  We both left at 8am local time and they arrived 1 hour, if not a bit more, before us Mexican time.


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