Very confused on a few issues with ROR and booking wedding
Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:27 PM
My question is, At what point is it necessary to book your guest rooms. Do you have to have your room booked when you make the date request. I read somewhere about 3 months to hold the date until rooms are booked is this right.
Any information would be very helpful. I am just confused right now because I know that some tour operators will not have their dec 2010 rates and packages available when I am able to book my date with ROR. I hope I am making some sort of sense. I will be going with a travel agent (I am a travel agent but very new) and I will be getting a group rate thru a tour operator. I am just worried to reserve my date only to have it cancelled because I have not booked anyrooms at the resort.
Also if I have to at least book my room do you know what kind of a deposit ROR requires for the room?
Thanks everyone in advance
Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:56 PM
I booked my wedding date as soon as I could (I believe it was march). You fill in all the info (names, parents, witness names and secure with credit card). You pay the minister fee when you meet with Chandlyn ($350.00).
You then have a three month grace period to have your room booked.
We decided to do a group rate as well so that required me to get 10 people booked all at once to secure the rate (we did this end of may). Everyone needed to put down a 200.00 (with Sunquest) to secure it and the remaining is due in Dec.
Hope this helps.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:07 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:39 PM
The booking and securing the wedding was the stressful part for me.
Hopefully its smooth sailing for you.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:58 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 09:18 PM
I asked my 10 special people if two weeks in January were good for them. We then set our ideas of the date to a Wednesday or Thursday. When the dates came open on Riu's website I requested and got my first choice. I then let everyone know what day it would be and the approx. travel days. I contacted my travel agent and she was able to use the 3 month grace period to get us a group quote. Those 10 people then booked, including us and that confirmed our group. We then just opened it up to anyone else to book.
It was lucky for us that Riu didn't open the wedding bookings until about 10 months before and Sunquest was even later for the group rate at about 8 months. It worked out well.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:00 PM
I actually picked my date because 22's are just the way we roll. Both our birthdays are 22nd's (April and June) so I figured our wedding might as well be too . It was funny cause when I was trying to secure that date I didn't realize that if someone has chosen a time then you couldn't go within two hours of that time frame? (I think that is how it goes) so I thought I couldn't get the 22'nd and was all upset. Then I realize I was just a JackA and needed to pick a different time.
One suggestion I have for you, get your guests booked fairly quickly. We ran into a little blunder with my MOH..she has to stay in our room for the week (which is fine cause we are there 2 weeks) as she didn't book till beginning of Oct. Resort sure did fill up fast!
Holy I guess I am a wind bag!!! I'll shush.
Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:58 AM
Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:21 PM
Whew! my fingers are crossed.
Posted 09 November 2008 - 10:23 PM
Have you booked your date yet? Did you have a specific date you wanted?
Which travel agency do you work for?
I have friends that live in Oshawa so if we want to go on another trip (after jamaica) I will send them to see you
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