Destination doing and holt costs for guests, how do you find the best deal?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Sara.and.Manu:  it’s usually cause they are booked as a package. Separate they charge much more. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I went to Hawaii for 10 days and paid $1800/person. Try beachdestinations.com

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

Sara.and.Manu:  I had a destination wedding and we used a travel agent who was able to find us a good deal and give us a group rate as well based onth enumber of people who booked

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I haven’t booked flights yet because they are not available, but I worked with a travel agent and it was about 7-800 per person for 7 night preferred club at Now Larimar, Dreams was about the same!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sara.and.Manu:  as PP said, it’s a package deal, usually 7 day. You have to search for it as an all-inclusive package on expedia, red tag, etc., I haven’t seen these types of packages on trip advisor. Note that your departure city, resort and time of travel will play a significant role in the prices you find. We had our DW at a resort in DR. DH and I were booked on a 10-day package, most of our guests were on a 7-day package and some were on 3-4 day packages. The average price that our guests paid for a 7-day package was $1500. Finding a resort that met all our criteria including wedding packages, quality of the resort, package price, etc took quite a lot of time and effort as we wanted our guests to have a great time without it being too pricey. We were more than pleased with the resort we ended up choosing.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sara.and.Manu:  Glad the info was helpful! We actually got married at the Majestic Colonial and it was truly wonderful. Everything from the staff, food, location and wedding,  Now you mentioned that you’ve already been in touch with a wedding planner that is local to you…..do you mean like a travel agent? My advice to you is this – booking the flight/resort package for yourself and your guests is completely separate from the wedding details that you’ll be booking with the wedding department at the resort. Once you decide on a resort, you’ll be assigned a wedding planner/coordinator who is at the resort and will work with you through the planning process and will be there with you right through your wedding day. The wedding coordinators at the Majestic are very good and are also very accomodating when it comes to customizing your wedding to exactly how you want it. As such, you probably don’t even need to have another planner. Hope all this helps, feel free to PM me:)

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