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#41 streelbride

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:11 AM

@veryvalentine

 

I'll have to mention about other carpet options when I finally get chatting with a WC . I'm ok with just the boards though, I will warn the BMs to wear flats or wedges lol.

 

 

A little R&R sounds nice about now and some hot weather !! I'm in NL and last Friday it was -1 here with the windchill :P Grossest July ever!

 

How are you finding the rates for the Grand Sunset/Riviera? The cheapest quote I've gotten back from my TA has been 1750pp from West Jet :P  The prices seem a lot more this year :s



#42 calgarybride2015

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:46 AM

$1750PP I think sounds good. I've never seen it that cheap as I've kept my eye open as I'd love to go there. Edit - except the $1250pp which blew me away.

I just wanted to jump in and say -1 in July?!?!? Time to move hahah jk!


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 29 July 2015 - 08:46 AM.

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#43 veryvalentine

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:52 AM

Omg -1 in July!  That's just not fair!  @streelbride 

 

Our group rate was $1250pp for June which is pretty great!  Our travel agent was also able to get us land only group rates (Hotel only) for $800 pp.  

 

I can totally see how your rate for march would be $1750 and it seems good considering it's a popular time of year to get away...especially if you have -1 weather in July.   :(

 

I did notice that prices were more expensive this year compared to the year before...I guess it's normal since the airport taxes went up etc etc...probably a good idea to lock down your group rate as I could see prices going up even more with the Canadian dollar not doing so great.  

 

One thing we didn't do, but I recommend doing, is opening up a US account so that you try to buy some US money when it's a little more on the reasonable side.  When we signed our contract the Canadian and US were at par...a year later and we had to add 20% to our budget just to account for the US dollar...it kinda screwed us a little with our budget but what can you do.  It was still great!


Edited by veryvalentine, 29 July 2015 - 08:58 AM.


 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

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#44 streelbride

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 09:08 AM

@calgarybride2015

 

Yes for sure,

 

I'd pack my bags tomorrow if I could lol. Fiance is living an hour and a half away but I'm moving up with him in November :) Can't wait!

 

Yes the price is great from westjet but the booking date is a bit soon for us since we aren't announcing anything until September and they want deposits by the 22nd of August. We'll have to get another quote in September and hope it doesn't go up too much :(


The other option is for us to pay $5000 in deposits for 10 rooms and then hope they all book. Which I think they will but I hate to commit our $ with no guarantee of it.


@veryvalentine 

 

Yeah it's been a pretty miserable summer here :P

 

I wish we could go during an off time but my fiance is a teacher and he's limited with his time off. Spring break kind of works best for all of our crowd since my fiance and dad are not a fan of too much heat (good thing with the weather here!)

 

My aunt lives in the states, I wonder can she open an account and do it for me, she does a lot of cross border banking. Hmm I'll have to check into it :) Thanks for the tip. 



#45 veryvalentine

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:18 PM

@streelbride

 

I'm pretty sure you can open up a US account with any Canadian bank.  I am with RBC and TD and we are able to open up a U.S account.  It's basically an account where you can save up some American money that if the exchange rate goes up you don't really lose money on having to buy it later because you have it saved in your us account.  People often just deposit their US monies after they come back from vacation instead of converting and withdraw in U.S when they need it again.  

 

I should probably open mine as we will be travelling for sure in the next few years.  lol  



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

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#46 Wafflesmom

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

@veryvalentine I am so sorry for the late post, I don't know how I missed this thread. You looked so beautiful in your wedding gown! And your wedding looked so fun and elegant. I'm so glad the rain, or rather storm subsided on your wedding day! How does it feel to be a married woman?
My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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#47 Pottswedding2015

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    Posted 30 July 2015 - 07:08 AM

    @steelbride We are paying $1610 in beginning of December and that's the best we could get! I originally wanted to go in October but it was $200 cheaper to go in December! We wanted to get the costs down as much as possible so we are going Wednesday to Wednesday as that also brought the price down a lot. We found westjet to be the most expensive though so I think your group rate is pretty good with them, especially that time of year! We are flying with sunwing. Oh and that rate is for platinum. Our whole grip is staying platinum :)

    Edited by Pottswedding2015, 30 July 2015 - 07:10 AM.


    #48 streelbride

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    Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:29 AM

    @Pottswedding2015

     

    That's a good rate for platinum. The basic junior suite rate is 1750$pp with west jet. I'm going to have to get another quote next month though since we can't make the deadline for the deposits for this one :P

     

    Sunwing rates were way higher, 2010$pp for the basic suite again. Air Canada was crazy 2500$pp. 

     

    Hopefully the rate won't go up drastically in a month lol. I have my fingers crossed anyway !



    #49 veryvalentine

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    Posted 10 August 2015 - 10:28 AM

    Our photographer just had a skype session with us and showed of 800 pictures of our wedding!  

    So many good ones, not sure where to start.  I don't have them all yet as he's narrowing it down to 100 for our wedding album.   

     

    I'm going to eventually finish off my review but here are a few pics til then.   ;)

     

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    Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
     
     

    My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

    My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


    #50 maybeoneday

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    Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:13 PM

    Wow!! You look absolutely stunning! I love your colour pallet...The bouquet is gorgeous ☺And bridesmaids look amazing xx

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