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What type of group activities are you/did you make available for your guest?

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#1 reevesbride

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    Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:18 PM

    I'm planning a wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres, about 30mins from Cancun. As I sit and think about planning and Itinerary I'm overwhelmed with what type of activities I should make avalible for my guest. I dont want to plan our there vacation for them but I would like to have a few group options for individuals who want to do things together. What types of activities did you or are you planning for your guest? Suggestions are welcomed!

    #2 Anna83

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      Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:34 PM

      Our wedding is in Jamaica, so I can't really help you with specific activites, but we are only planning one group activity. We will hopefully do a group trip to Dunn's River Falls. Of course, we will also have our wedding reception and a welcome dinner.

      Last year we went on a cruise with about 10 people of all different ages. Nobody in the group ever chose the same excursions. It is very hard to find activities that everyone is interested in, especially when there are so many choices. I would suggest you and your FI choose what you want to do, then maybe just let everyone know what you are doing and that they are welcome to join you. That way people don't feel like they have to join you if they don't want to.

      You could drive yourself crazy trying to please everyone, so just make sure you do what you want!

      #3 YoursTruly

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        Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:53 PM

        I agree. Your guests have different tastes, moods, level of physical stamina and interests. I would go to a trip advisor or a main websiiste and compile a general list of a select # of activities and advise them on how to book it. You can only provide a basic iteniary and if people are interested, leave the options up to them. Do not drive yourself crazy with planning their vacation for them. Best of Luck

        #4 adias.angel

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          Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:04 PM

          We are going to buy our guests a cenote tour with ruins exploration as a gift for the OOT bags. Besides that we are going to compile a list of resort activities and non-resort actives but we are not organizing them. Plus it seems like a lot of the hotels have a tour desk in the lobby where they have group excursions. Carla

          #5 LisaG

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            Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:23 PM

            We did not plan any activities for our guest. It was their vacation and I did not want them to think they had to hang out with us. Most hotels do have a tour desk in the lobby. Our guests planned their own activies once they were there. I do agree that if you and your FI want to plan something and want people to join you, you could just tell them what you guys are doing and let them decide of they want to join.

            #6 Hartyt509

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              Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:00 PM

              We aren't doing anything - it's their holiday and I feel bad enough about taking a few hours out of their time there.

              We might arrange something but it will be spur of the moment and won't involve FI's lot I can guarantee it lmao

              #7 reevesbride

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                Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:19 PM

                We were planning a cocktail hour the night everyone arrives but thats basically it. I might rent a van into Canucn for the people who want to sight see! But I think that will be it.

                #8 AnneW

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                  Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:33 PM

                  If you are planning an activity, are you paying for that activity or would you expect the guests to pay?

                  #9 heather007

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                    Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:03 PM

                    We are planning a cocktail hour at the hotel bar. That's when we plan on handing out the OOT bags [maybe]. Other than that, we might add optional events, like tours and things, but not to certain. I know that my sister and brother-in-law are planning our bachelor and bachelorette parties down there, so, like the PPs, I don't want to take up too much of our guests' time.


                    #10 reevesbride

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                      Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:37 PM

                      Originally Posted by AnneW
                      If you are planning an activity, are you paying for that activity or would you expect the guests to pay?

                      If we do anything for our guest we will be funding the activity. Personally, I would only plan events that I could afford to fund. The people who are making the trip have paid enough just to get there in my opinion.

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