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#1 juanslake

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    Posted 16 January 2008 - 01:12 PM

    Ok, I'm working with the destinationweddings.com coordinator and I was trying to create wedding packages for the guests (travel and accomodations). The DWC said that ROR did not have any packages. Did anyone create packages for their guests? If so, where do I start? We are having about 40 guests.

    Oh yeah, how does this sound to you all?:

    Wedding @4 on the beach with gazebo
    Cocktail reception with steel drums until dinner @ 6
    Dinner Reception and dancing @ Plantation/w DJ (not sure 2hrs or 4hs)

    My friends and family love to dance so we have to have space for that! Does the Plantation have that space?

    #2 Agape Gems

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      Posted 16 January 2008 - 01:40 PM

      I used a local travel agent to book the flight and hotel thru Air Jamaica. My guests will be there from April10th-14th and is costing around $1000 per person including flight from Atlanta, for double occupancy. I chose to use a travel agent b/c that allowed my guests to make make payments over the past few months instead of having to pay for everthing in a lump sum.

      Hope this helps!
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      #3 Spazz

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        Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:00 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by juanslake

        Oh yeah, how does this sound to you all?:

        Wedding @4 on the beach with gazebo
        Cocktail reception with steel drums until dinner @ 6
        Dinner Reception and dancing @ Plantation/w DJ (not sure 2hrs or 4hs)

        My friends and family love to dance so we have to have space for that! Does the Plantation have that space?
        That sounds very similar to what I'm doing. I have the Plantation for 4 hours. I was told there is room for a dj and dancing.

        #4 Spazz

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          Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:01 PM

          My TA created air/land packages for my guests. The average price is about $1100 for 5 nights in May including airfare.

          #5 juanslake

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            Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:50 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by twelve_piece
            I used a local travel agent to book the flight and hotel thru Air Jamaica. My guests will be there from April10th-14th and is costing around $1000 per person including flight from Atlanta, for double occupancy. I chose to use a travel agent b/c that allowed my guests to make make payments over the past few months instead of having to pay for everthing in a lump sum.

            Hope this helps!
            Hey Twelve, What travel agency did you use?

            #6 albianstar

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              Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:24 PM

              HMM
              is she saying they dont have large party pkgs or wedding pkgs bc they have both

              For hte wedding package you go to the wedding page on the riu site, this is where you have to go to actually book the wedding as well.

              for the lg party pkgs I was told that I should get one free person for every 20 that booked, but I was going at Christmas time so I didnt ge tthat deal. Riu also has early booking saving deals and wedding savings deals- thier website should give more info.

              #7 JUSTUSTWO

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                Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:44 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by juanslake
                Ok, I'm working with the destinationweddings.com coordinator and I was trying to create wedding packages for the guests (travel and accomodations). The DWC said that ROR did not have any packages. Did anyone create packages for their guests? If so, where do I start? We are having about 40 guests. :

                You can book a package, including air on Riu's website. I know I've seen it before, so I just went & double checked. I just attempted to book from Atlanta. You can take a look:
                Riu Hotels & Resorts

                You can have your guests book individually on that site, or you can go with your local TA. I guess the advantage of the TA would be that your guests can pay over time, as opposed to paying in one lump sum.

                #8 JUSTUSTWO

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                  Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:24 PM

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                  Originally Posted by MoWife
                  I would find that TA a bit questionable is he/she is saying they don't have travel packages to accomodate your guests. JM flies non-stop between ATL and MBJ. How many do you think you will have flying from there? You can do a group booking with both JM and ROR.
                  Thats exactly what we did ourselves-we have group contracts with the Riu & with Delta. FI is a new TA so that helped. But, if I had to do it over again I wouldn't have done it that way only because we had to put down the initial deposit for the entire group, for the hotel & with the airline. Granted, we'll get the $ back, but depending on how large your group is it can be a pretty penny!

                  #9 juanslake

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                    Posted 17 January 2008 - 12:49 PM

                    I was doing it through Destinationwedding.com and she said I'd have to sign the contracts and all that crap. I didn't want to do that because I didn't know how many people were coming at the time, plus I NEED THAT MONEY! I'll just put the Riu link on my website and the guests can go from there.
                    Side note:
                    I really wish the Riu's website was more informative. If they had info and picture samples like Sandals that would really be cool. Its like we're all going in blindly on one of our most important days! That's kinda scary! But thank goodness for this website!!!!

                    #10 Agape Gems

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                      Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

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                      Originally Posted by juanslake
                      Hey Twelve, What travel agency did you use?
                      I went thru SCW Travel Services. The agent I am using is Susan Webb. If you would like her contact info send me an email at twelve_piece@hotmail.com and I will forward all of her contact info to you. She has a quirky personality but she is very efficient.
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