Originally Posted by Thechosenone03
Hello Sister Brides,
I new to the forum but I've been stalking it since I decided to have my wedding at Dreams for a couple months now. My wedding next year and so far I have been trying to get some group rates from different Liberty Travel agents but none of them has gotten back to me, I guess because Dream's don't have their calendar up to date yet. So I'm wondering how long did you ladies wait to give your guest prices? Now I'm just giving people rough estimates based on this year pricing.
Congrats Sister Bride!!!!
I was able to get prices closer to 11 months out - maybe even more. I used Liberty Travels & they have been really great to work with. Most TA base prices wont change but the perks would- either you get credits ($$$ you can put to pay your stay or someone else's room) -which I am doing. Since my fiance and I are paying for our parents rooms, we are using the credits we are earning from rooms being booked via the travel agent to pay for that expense. It's definitely a nice trade off!!
please ask as many question as possible when talking to the TA's! the one and only complaint that i have is when I decided to book with Liberty Travels, I was given the most ridiculous deposit deadline for people to RSVP. My wedding is the end of June and the TA was telling me that I needed to get RSVP's in October (of last year) ridic! So it wasn't until later that I asked to move the date did they properly explain why- basically I needed to either place a $1500 deposit to go into contract with the resort to hold my group rate (or) have people/guests who want to RSVP early/book (just their rooms) by placing a $300 deposit per room ($150 per adult based on double occupancy) which is 5 rooms. Had I known that I could have just given $1500 to go into contract I would have done that w/out providing my guests with a ridiculous date to RSVP. I of course made it clear for them to ignore the date listed on the travel site b/c its not my real RSVP date. So it just caused massive confusion and I didn't want people to feel pressured to book so far in advanced.