BE AWARE: An instant BUDGET BLOWER....any ideas?
Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:03 PM
We chose this hotel specifically because it was kid orientated and a reasonable price, also kids free if there are only 2 of them!, best man decided he was staying somewhere else so he's pay the fee.
We've made it clear to everyone we are paying for their meals it isn't free - everyone has said fair enough
Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:17 PM
We did the same as Danielle. We gave people our wedding and resort information out and when a few people inquired about staying at a different hotel we did notify them that our hotel would require for them to pay for a day pass to attend the wedding as it is an all inclusive resort and this is their rules. People seemed to understand that the wedding was expensive for us and that we also had to pay for six immediate family members trips (two of us and our children) so didn't expect us to pay for additional expenses. In the end everyone decided to stay at the hotel ... however I think paying for the day pass might have been a factor (not sure).
Not sure if this is fair or not but we are on a very tight budget and couldn't afford paying the additional costs. People seemed to be understanding and supportive.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:24 PM
Luckily our resort is only charging $25 for each person who is not staying there to come to the wedding and to dinner...
I should talk to FI about this again though and I think I'll put our decision up on our webpage...
Crappy! There doesn't seem like any 'gracious' way around it.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:06 PM
Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:11 PM
| Originally Posted by antonia321 |
I picked a 5 star all-inclusive for my wedding. My dad had brought up that some family member had time shares in the area, would probably stay there to save money. Some friends told me the same. When it came down to it, we negotiated such a good deal with our resort that it was hard to pass up staying with us. There were still a small handful of people that didn't stay at ours but we payed for them. They are our guests and traveled a long way to celebrate with us. That's like, if we were getting married in our hometown and they stayed with a relative or friend to save money instead of our designated hotel, I wouldn't make them pay for their own dinner. It ended up being a smaller fee than the day pass so the damage was not as bad as expected. I'm sure you can negotiate that, too.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:14 PM
Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:22 PM
have you told your guests that you'd pay? if not, make it clear that you won't, and maybe they'll be more likely to choose your hotel!
Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:04 PM
Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:03 PM
Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:05 AM
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