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#1 dcbride09

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    Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:31 PM

    I am wondering how long do wedding guest stay at the resort when attending a DW? FMIL, keeps on asking me how long she should reserve time off.. but here the catch, we arent picking a venue until september.. so is it me, or is this a valid question this far in advance..also, the question of what type of room to suggest to my guest.. are they serious.. or is it me.. could these be actually legitiment questions. For example, i was asked should i book the premium room or the room with jacuzi, ok my response was there is no destination that was selected yet..?! IDK.. I think its me

    #2 EricaG

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      Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:45 PM

      For us to go down to the Dominican, we have the choice of 1 week or 2 weeks, so that is how long our guests will be going for. I think it also depends on where you go. If you go to Mexico, there are a lot more flights in and out so you can choose how many days you stay for.
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      #3 Bianca

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        Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:52 PM

        She should request off as long as she wants to. You are over a year away, so its kind of weird to be asking this stuff so far ahead of time. And regarding the types of rooms? Its not you. How can you pick a room for a resort that isn't chosed yet?? Sounds like they might just be too excited about the DW. Maybe tell they that you plan on giving out all the important information when it comes available. Flights won't be available til some time in December/january.

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        #4 Kelly C

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          Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:50 PM

          We told our TA not to let anyone stay after the 6 night mark. If they want to stay longer they need to go earlier. We are staying for 10 nights and want some time to ourselves.
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          #5 Davematthews16

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            Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:24 PM

            We're having a smaller wedding (22 ppl) and gave our guests 2 options on the STD. We offered the 7 night stay or the 5 night stay. A few of them are even staying as short as 3 nights because they said they want us to be able to have some time alone. For us it will be the first time both of our families have been on a trip together and they are staying the full 7 nights. We sort of left it up to the guests and told them it was completely up to them how long they stayed.

            #6 syl1115

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              Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:29 PM

              Funny thing, my guests are flying down Wednesday and staying until Sunday. The wedding is Friday and we are leaving for a cruise on Saturday. However, 14 of the guests are cruising with us! I made reservations for the group staying until Sunday, but I left other reservations up to the other guests. I just gave them suggestions on where to stay. I guess it is a little easier having a wedding in Florida than having a wedding in Mexico.

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              #7 ErinB


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                Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:56 AM

                We offered 2 packages, a 7 night and a 4 night. If anyone wanted to stay longer/shorter, etc. it was up to them.

                With our guests a lot of consideration was put into cost and what their personal schedule was. My MOH would have loved to have been there the whole week but couldn't take that much time off work.

                As for room categories, again that is an individual choice. I will say that every penny is worth it to upgrade the rooms on the cruise ship!

                #8 Jen_S

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                  Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:00 AM

                  Our guest can stay as long or as short as they would like. On our STDs we told them how long we were staying most are coming for the full week but some are coming for the weekend. It is their vacation so we don't care.
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                  #9 DanielleNDerek

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                    Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:04 AM

                    We are going for 10 days. We offered our guests 7 nights. But we told them they could book for whenever they wanted. We have some staying for 4 nights but most are doing the 7.

                    It's a little weird for her to be deciding things when you don't have a location yet. And how the heck would you know what kind of rooms a resort has if you don't know what resort your picking. Some resorts have a lot of different options some have one kind of room. Tell her you'll talk it about AFTER you pick your location.
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                    #10 Dez921714

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                      Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:35 AM

                      Maybe she wants to put in for her time off now. Her company might work on a first come/first served basis or seniorty.

                      We are staying 11 nights. We have guests staying as few as 3 nights and as many as 8. Granted FI and I will have a total of 2 nights alone at the resort (earliest guests are coming down the day after us, latest are leaving the day before us). We arent' worried, the resort is HUGE, we can be alone if we want to be
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