Originally Posted by Steitzer23
You make some really good points, particularly about not paying for excursions ahead of time (although I would recommend locking down a catamaran if brides want to take the entire group out as we are doing to day before the wedding. Finding a boat for 50 people on the fly could be tough). Other than the catamaran, I know personally I don't want to do a bunch of excursions, I want to relax by the pools and beach! I'm just wondering how hard it will be for people to find us since the resort is so large. Not a lot of people are going to want to pay for international cell phone services.
MsShoreytobe, when is your big day? Ours is Aug. 12.
Yes great points! the catamaran was the one thing I was going to mention lol because those need to be booked probably a little in advance!
We were thinking of something like this as well, and expect 40-50 guests (invite is at 60 so far). How much r you looking at for cost for the catamaran if you don't mind me asking?
We are cutting down our list of possibilities and grand princess is a top 5 right now!
No date yet, and our TA wants to wait til sometimes after june/july to book. She is working her magic with pricing lol. CONGRATS ON YOUR BIG DAY BEING SET!
Do you know where on the resort(s) you want to be married at grand princess (MR or sunset side?)
Originally Posted by smiles33
My fiance attended a destination wedding this past February where the bride and groom arranged a lot of group dinners etc. and he found that many of the guests were complaining about that. They felt that since they were paying so much to be there that they should be able to plan their own vacation, except of course for the wedding day. So we've decided not to plan anything for the group so that people can do what they want for the rest of the days they are in Mexico. What they did appreciate was inviting people to come along on an excursion that they would book, but not being told they had to be there, which I think was the part they had the most problem with. I have also been told by my sister who has been to this resort twice before to book excursions when you get there.
As far as meeting up throughout the vacation, the other wedding party chose a specific spot at a specific pool where people can meet up if they want to meet up with others. They found that there was almost always someone else there, so we are going to do the same. That way you always know where to find someone who wants to be found. The other thing we are doing is providing everyone with a contact card in their OOT bags with their room numbers so you can get in touch with anyone by calling their room.
Great points, thanks for sharing!