How much is too much to ask guests to pay for an all-inclusive week in Mexico
Posted 23 July 2008 - 07:34 PM
This post is partially to vent, but also partially to get an idea of what people are paying for an all-inclusive week in Mexico - I've done a bit of searching and I've seen a lot of different prices mentioned by everyone in the forum. My question is: does 1350 to 1500 + taxes seem like too much to ask people to pay? We are going to the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum resort, in April of 2009.
Our original quote from the TA was 1350 + tax, and our deposit deadline was August 31st, 2008. We started to get deposits together last week, and now all of the sudden the plane is full and we have to get a new quote (or move our wedding)....I started stressing big time over this because with the new fuel surcharge I was worried the price would soar. But I looked online and we can get a deal right now for 1500 + tax, so I'm assuming for a group it may be a bit lower. So, I'm thinking the final price may be about $100 dollars more than originally planned. So we start telling people this, to give them the heads up about a new quote, and they all start freaking out on us! I realized that some people would have a set budget in mind, and unfortunatley not everyone can make it, but we are getting some pretty nasty attitude from our family and friends, like this is all our fault....I know we could have gotten deposits together sooner, but we never imagined the plane would be full 10 months ahead of time Now we are getting so much flack I feel really discouraged and want to call the whole thing off, and just get married here. I really don't know what to do, I know the price increase is disappointing, but we are getting criticism to the point of being personally attacked I really didn't think a max price of $1500 was all that bad, but maybe i'm just way off here?
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:22 PM
Our trip to Cuba was $700 each all inclusive, but that was in cheapo season at the last minute.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:28 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:32 PM
Don't give up, I've felt that way too.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:42 PM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:12 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:16 AM
I'm coming from the UK and the shortest time is 7 days and that is not much less than the 14 days. Its costing us over £3,500 for 2 weeks and guests if they go for 2 weeks, which most are!, its at least £3,000.
Some have whinged and said its too much to expect people to pay and my response was so thats a no then lol At the end of the day its what we want we understand its a lot of cash but you either come your you don't its pretty simple really.
I haven't had loads of crap mostly because I won't take it and so people know better than to give me it lol
If this is what you want stick to your guns make sure you and FI are on the plane and the rest leave it to them
Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:57 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:13 AM
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