When did your guests start booking?
Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:55 PM
I only sent out a save the date magnet with our wedsite address and on the magnet I let everyone know that there would be a formal invite to follow. I'm just wondering what people's timelines were as to when you sent/or are planning to send the formal invite. Isn't that only like 3 or 4 months in advance?
I'm probably just being paranoid but i guess I am worried that people won't get good airfare etc.. and that they won't go to the website and see all the TA info.
Thanks for any input!
Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:00 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:25 PM
Even though air is not available yet for Dec 2009, I have had 5 people book a hotel room directly through the resort.
I don't believe that you can book through Travelocity, Orbitz or Expedia until 6 months out so I think as long as you get something out to your invitees by that time, they'll be able to get good rates. I could be wrong though.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:47 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:18 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:25 PM
We had 76 RSVP's out of 116 invites by July 1st and they are still coming in.
We booked a row of hotel rooms on July 20th and they have all been booked by our guests. Last room was booked today. We only secured 20 rooms, since we had to put down $2000 to hold them. Now our guests can book at our group rate on their own.
Most of my guests are booking their rooms this month, the TA got great rates and my guests only have to put down 1 night stay now, in November the other two nights and in April the last night payment. Which is great that it is broken up for them to not feel the hit all at once.
Some of my guests have found great flight rates so they started booking this week, but out of NYC and Orlando where most guest are flying from it is still really high. But I have been checkign and flight prices are going down. Yeah......
Hope this helps..
If you are getting married the same weekend as me I feel like any time before October 1st you are okay if they haven't booked. After Oct. 1st I would get on them.
OH I also sent out 2 emails to remind my friends to book rooms now while they were available.
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