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#11 O'Driscoll Photography

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    Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:47 PM

    Hi Erica,

    Congrats and welcome!

    Tod

    #12 MissE

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      Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:09 PM

      Thanks Justustwo!! On St Thomas I found one great resort that has the whole garden gazebo thing, but their reception prices are astronomical (sp?). Arghh...
      God Bless!

      MissE

      #13 MissE

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        Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:13 PM

        Oh My Goodness!! Using your suggestions I looked up a bunch of other wedding coordinators' private sites, and I've found some beautiful locations! Thanks for your ideas!

        Now, I have a question for you veterans: If you choose for the wedding to be at a resort that charges some extras for guests who don't stay there, how do you word this delicately to your guests? "Stay at ___ or I'll pay extra" doesn't sound right, ha.
        God Bless!

        MissE

        #14 JUSTUSTWO

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          Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:00 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by MissE
          Oh My Goodness!! Using your suggestions I looked up a bunch of other wedding coordinators' private sites, and I've found some beautiful locations! Thanks for your ideas!

          Now, I have a question for you veterans: If you choose for the wedding to be at a resort that charges some extras for guests who don't stay there, how do you word this delicately to your guests? "Stay at ___ or I'll pay extra" doesn't sound right, ha.
          While we would have loved to pay for those guests who didn't stay at the resort, we knew that wasn't an option & not in our budget. So, we simply told our guests the truth, that our resort requires a day pass at a cost of $50 per guest, for those who did not stay at the resort. They knew that not only were they responsible for paying for their own day pass, but they would also have to find their own transportation to & from the resort, and that could be costly as well depending on how far away their resort was. Considering that we had a welcome dinner & the wedding, those guests had to pay for transportation for 2 days & then the day pass.
          While a guest may find a hotel that has cheaper rates, you have to have them calculate the cost of a day pass & transportation costs to & from your resort and then have them compare to see if its worth it.

          #15 ginalynn

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            Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:06 PM

            Welcome, Erica! You have a lot of time to decide what you want and where. I have found that even though I want to plan plan plan, there is so much that I can't do because I am also worried about travel costs for my guests and airlines wont post flights until 330 days out. Happy planning!

            #16 Angel

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              Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

              Welcome to the forum!

              #17 susanv66

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                Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:12 PM

                Hi Erica!

                I felt the same way when I joined. But just joining this forum has helped- I know there are other brides in the same boat facing the same challenges. Good Luck!

                #18 MomentsThatMatter

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                  Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:31 PM

                  Your in the right place... have fun planning!
                  Lincoln & Lori @ Moments that Matter Photography
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                  #19 stacey

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                    Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:46 PM

                    Welcome to the forum!!
                    Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

                    #20 royfa

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                      Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:59 PM

                      Welcome to the forum!
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