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#301 Wafflesmom

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:16 PM

@maddjax I'm with Liz Moore Destination Weddings. Are you?
My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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#302 maddjax

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:52 PM

Yes. My TA was Susan


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#303 calgarybride2015

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:13 PM

Wow unreal. Totally can't do that. My TA even asked me for my permission even though we talked daily about the arrangements and such.


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#304 ashhtayy

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:52 PM

@Wafflesmom you and Der look amazing in that photo!! Can't wait to see the "real" pics post-wedding :)

Sorry to hear about your TA leaving and then the chaos after. If it makes you feel better my TA did the same thing for our 4 day guests. Well sort of. They authorized the deposit being charged and she charged all of them full payment even after some had set up payment plans with her.

#305 jes0912

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    Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:24 PM

    @Wafflesmom oh no-- sorry to hear about your TA. I hope they do something to rectify that...!


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    #306 Wafflesmom

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    Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:36 AM

    Thanks for all the support ladies! Apparently this travel agency has had quite the shake up, three of us on this forum have been affected.

    I'm just hoping he doesn't screw up anymore. I have three days left till final payments are done, I can't wait till it's done!!!!!
    My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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    #307 Wafflesmom

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    Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:14 AM

    Update

    So our final payments were due yesterday and our final guest count is 23 guests, including Der and I. The last two weeks have been really stressful waiting for all the payments and trying to see if we still qualified for the wedding perks. We were basically at the cusp of whether we qualified for unlimited private events or not. One of our guests waited till the very end to decide if she was going or not and she was the deciding factor regarding our perks. If she went, we would be at 77 room nights (yay) but if she cancelled, well then we would be at 70 (below the 75 and up night requirement to qualify). So preparing for the worst, Der and I did a cost analysis to figure out which would be the most cost efficient, extending our stay to reach the required room nights, or pay for the private events (at 70 nights we were still eligible for one 2-hour private event or one cocktail hour). I priced it out and both came up to almost the same price, except extending our stay was in Canadian funds while the other was in US funds. So Der and I discussed our options and we thought that if it came down to it, extending our stay would be the best option. Not only would it be the cheaper option, we would also be able to benefit from it and have a mini-moon.

    So yesterday I get the dreaded email from my friend, she's cancelling. So yup, Der and I are now extending our trip. At first I was a little bummed that we had to do it but by the end of the day, I got excited. Why was I feeling bad, Der and I get to enjoy the beach and sunshine longer! Not a bad option if you ask me.

    Since private events at Palace resorts have a minimum 25 guest requirement, as per the sound advice of @perianjay I contacted our WC, Yanet right away to make sure that we were still ok. I said that we were willing to pay the extra plates to make it to 25. Our WC (who is awesome by the way) immediately sent me a message that we were still good to have our private events :)

    Now that we have our numbers, I can work finalize our place cards, OOT bags and table arrangements.

    At 64 days till our wedding, I'm gonna be a busy woman. Stand by for lots of updates in the lead up to our wedding :)

    P.S. Our TA has since gotten a lot better. Thanks @vancouverpetunia and @maddjax for reassuring me that it would all be ok
    My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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    #308 snswedding2016

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    Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:18 AM

    @Wafflesmom sorry to hear it has been so stressful. I totally know what you mean. The days leading up to the final payment deadline is the worst but at least now you know your final numbers AND you get a little mini moon!!! That's going to be so great for you and Der to have after all the wedding craziness! 

     

    Looking forward to seeing all the updates!


    My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/

     

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    #309 Wafflesmom

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    Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:24 AM

    Thanks @snswedding2016 I hated the uncertainty of it all and the feeling of rejection from people I thought would be there for us when we got married. But that's all done now and it is what it is. I'm not gonna focus on the negativity and instead focus on what's important, getting married to my best friend.

    Hope all is well with you and Sean :)
    My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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    #310 snswedding2016

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    Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:31 AM

    @Wafflesmom I totally understand that feeling. We also had a lot of disappointments with people but also a lot of surprises. The people who you think least likely to confirm right away are the ones to pay in full way before the deadline...go figure! You're so right - just focus on you and Der and the amazing wedding you are going to have!  :)


    My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/

     

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