| Originally Posted by deznchris2006 |
For a double, our guests are paying $452 per night (all taxes and gratuities included)...It's an AI and I believe it's 4 or 5 star. Right now, they can get airfair for about $450 each (roundtrip, also including all taxes and fees).
We've had people complain it's expensive, we just smile and say that we understand if people can't afford to come and that we would love for everyone to be there, but we really do understand.
There are a couple of reason we choose this resort, one being that we've stayed in the chain before and had an AMAZING time and since having a DW is basically planning a vacation for everyone who comes, we didn't want to risk it with a resort we've never been to.
Usually, when people complain about the price we tell them everyting that is in cluded and they are usually impressed...ALL food, Drinks (including liquor), taxes, gratuities and even some excursions if you stay 3 or more nights.
Anyway, choose a place you love, people will complain no matter what!
As for the prices, I believe it is $1750/pp for 1 week. It is an AI resort, so the price includes, airfare, accommodations, food, drinks and taxes. We didn't give any other options to those we invited, only the prices for the resort we are going to. It was discussed briefly, but we decided that if people want to stay elsewhere, they can, but they will be responsible for paying for their day pass. The resort we are staying at has 4 sections to it, so they could choose to stay in one of the other 3 sections. Also, the price that we got is a deal! Booking on your own, you are looking at $1700-1800/pp before taxes.
There's something to look into. Talk to a TA and see what they can do for group rates. Usually you only need 10 people to book to qualify for group rates. Actually, check with a few TA in office as well as online and see who gets you the best price. We did, and we took the online price down to our usual TA and they matched it!
Good luck, and I hope you find the perfect place for your wedding without compromising what you want and who you want there.