Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:41 PM
Our travel agent has asked that we put down a deposit for the number of guests we assume (want) to come with us ... we already did this a week ago and now suddenly is seems our numbers may change.
I'm sending out our invite/STD boarding passes probably on Friday, or early next week at the latest. So, everyone who is invited will be informed ... however, we invited more than we put a deposit down for because those unknowns came in to play AFTER the deposit was made.
I don't want anyone to be "left out" and I don't want to leave things to chance.
Should I just ring people up in the next few weeks (after I think they've received the STD/invite) and just ask them straight out if they're coming? 9 months seems like a long way away, but our agent needs to know, like now, to block out the seats and make sure there's room at the resort for that week.
Would it be too forward of me to say they need to make a decision NOW? And make sure I stipulate that they can't just change their minds come next March/April that they want (or don't want) to come?
Ugh, this guest thing has just been the hardest part of everything!!!
Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:45 PM
5 have booked lol I'd just say look this is how many defo places I have after that you will need to sort it out yourself, but put nicely i'm crap at that lol
Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:47 PM
As for room blocks, I would notifiy people that if they want to take advantage of the block then they have to book ASAP. If those spots fill up and it's not possible to make a larger block, they were fairly warned.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:49 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:05 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:14 PM
As of now, for our May 09 wedding, there are no more rooms on the deck we're on. I made sure to let everyone know that was unsure, or not wanting to book 11 months in advance there may not be room near us. You may not have dinner with us, and most important, the prices will go up!!
Aslong as the "important" people have there reservations blocked out, I'd personally say the hell with the rest of them, book when you want to and if there's no room at the inn, you where warned to book early!!
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:18 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:20 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:49 PM
However the great thing about our TA is that the deposit we put down (minimum was for 10 ppl or 5 rooms) is that once those first 10 ppl are booked, she transfers the amount that we put down to our balance. So really it is us paying half our trip in advance.
She also has stated that she is honouring our price for the next 2 months, so that everyone that puts a deposit down (even after our block is full) between now and then will have paid the same price. As for the rest, who knows...
Made it legal : June 30, 2009
Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:03 PM
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