Spreadsheet is no longer available from 2007 thread
Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:04 PM
I've been driving myself crazy looking at all these resorts and trying to keep the information straight. Even having it written down on paper drives me crazy because I'm constantly flipping back and forth between the papers to find what I need.
So, I created an excel spreadsheet that (pat on back) I think is pretty cool. Basically, it has one worksheet where I can list up to 15 resorts that we considering and check columns for items that are important to us. On that sheet, I can also put in the price of the package that most interests us.
Then, there are worksheets included that list specific a la carte items. For every resort I've named on the first page of the spreadsheet, that resort name will populate to the appropriate worksheet that itemizes the a la carte items. I can enter the price of the item and quantity and it totals the amount for me (with subtotals for each category and a final total estimate). The final "total" for the estimate then automatically logs itself into the main page of the worksheet where I'm listing all the resorts and features.
Hopefully, that doesn't sound too confusing. But basically, I have this at home and if anyone wants a copy, let me know and I'll post it....
Posted 03 March 2007 - 12:35 AM
One good point, though, is to think through how much you want to spend per person for dinner, etc. as you can definitely negotiate that (before you sign an agreement) and it's a HUGE expense (unless you go with an AI). Also, I showed my spreadsheet to the hotel as we were negotiating room costs. I showed them that they were higher than our next runner up AND the one after that and got the rooms for $100 less per night - they matched our second runner up.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 02:59 AM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:05 AM
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:12 AM
Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:17 PM
Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:16 PM
| Originally Posted by MikkiStreak |
I know--- St. Thomas is *way* expensive. Altho, I wish we could still do that.... I'd still like to just sneak off with him and get married over there by ourselves the way we had planned (beach wedding, private sunset cruise on a yacht and then dinner at Havana Blue).... But he'd be a widow once we set foot back on the mainland because his family would *kill* me for going without them....
Posted 07 May 2007 - 01:23 PM
Posted 07 May 2007 - 02:09 PM
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