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When did everyone's guest book their trip, or how many have booked already? My wedding is not until October (5 months to go)! I got a fairly good response from my save the dates. I am driving myself crazy checking the prices. I don't know if I got a good deal on my trip, but the prices are going up, and up, and up! Today I checked at its $1700 pp for a 6night 7day trip. My guest aren't going to pay that, and I don't want to feel like I am forcing them to stay at Secrets, but I really want them to. I want to be able to spend time together, have dinner, drinks, etc. Is anyone else freaking out over the rise in prices? Have any guests backed out after saying they want to go?

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I posted this on another site already, but I would suggest that you look at doing a shorter number of days for your guests. Are they coming from DFW? If so, I think 3-4 nights is fine to keep it at a reasonable price, and you will probably have more guests and ones who are willing to stay at your resort.

 

I told my guests when that, "Most guests who are booking are staying for 3 nights, and some are staying for 4, but you are welcome to stay longer if you want to."

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When did everyone's guest book their trip, or how many have booked already? My wedding is not until October (5 months to go)!
I got a fairly good response from my save the dates. I am driving myself crazy checking the prices. I don't know if I got a good deal on my trip, but the prices are going up, and up, and up! Today I checked at its $1700 pp for a 6night 7day trip. My guest aren't going to pay that, and I don't want to feel like I am forcing them to stay at Secrets, but I really want them to. I want to be able to spend time together, have dinner, drinks, etc.
Is anyone else freaking out over the rise in prices? Have any guests backed out after saying they want to go?

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Hello Secrets Maroma Brides 2012!

 

The Secrets Maroma resort is a beautiful hotel to get married. We were the wedding photographers of a nice wedding a few days ago in this resort and we are happy to show you some of the pictures.

You can also go to our blog to see more pictures of this wedding http://bluelenscaribe.com/blc/photo-gallery/weddings/christie-and-greg-wedding-secrets-maroma/

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Originally Posted by beachbride2013 View Post

 

I posted this on another site already, but I would suggest that you look at doing a shorter number of days for your guests. Are they coming from DFW? If so, I think 3-4 nights is fine to keep it at a reasonable price, and you will probably have more guests and ones who are willing to stay at your resort.

 

I told my guests when that, "Most guests who are booking are staying for 3 nights, and some are staying for 4, but you are welcome to stay longer if you want to."

I was going to suggest the same thing!  A lot of our guests are only coming for 3 or 4 nights.  It makes the price more reasonable and it's a little easier to fit in their schedules.  We just told our guests when the scheduled events would be (just the wedding day and a bonfire either the night or two nights before).  We didn't plan too many events so that people wouldn't feel like they had to come for an extended period. 

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Originally Posted by newloves1975 View Post

 

When did everyone's guest book their trip, or how many have booked already? My wedding is not until October (5 months to go)!

I got a fairly good response from my save the dates. I am driving myself crazy checking the prices. I don't know if I got a good deal on my trip, but the prices are going up, and up, and up! Today I checked at its $1700 pp for a 6night 7day trip. My guest aren't going to pay that, and I don't want to feel like I am forcing them to stay at Secrets, but I really want them to. I want to be able to spend time together, have dinner, drinks, etc.

Is anyone else freaking out over the rise in prices? Have any guests backed out after saying they want to go?

  A lot of my guests just came out for 3 nights 4 days and it saved everyone money and made it affordable. Just a thought. Congrats!!

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Hey Newloves!  Well, we recently ran into this problem.  Everyone said yeah sure we are coming, and we gave them the website with an estimate of the prices for a 3, 5, and 7 day trip from 3 different states because our guests are coming from New York, Oklahoma, and California.  I thought I had given everyone a really good idea of how much it was going to be.  And they all said yes that they were coming after seeing it.  We worked with a travel agent to get the best possible deal for everyone and all they had to do was put $150 deposit down to save their room.  Well guess what happened?  Pretty much everyone but our family dragged their feet and lo and behold all of the rooms at Secrets got booked up for our wedding with the exception of the honeymoon suites and the preferred club swimouts.  So then they were like "woah that place is too expensive".  So, now over half of our guests have to stay at another resort :(.  And, I am super sad because that changes the whole trip.  We will only get to see them the day of the wedding and if they come on an excursion with us!  But, what's done is done.  I can't control what other people do, even if I try.  So, if your guests don't commit to staying there now then there is a good chance that they will wait too long and the prices will go  up even more.

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Hi girls Only few lines to tell you that tomorrow I start my long trip to go to SMB. For 2 other girls tomorrow will be the Big Day and I wish all the best for them. Thank you for all the support I have received in these last months A big hug CRI

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Hi girls Only few lines to tell you that tomorrow I start my long trip to go to SMB. For 2 other girls tomorrow will be the Big Day and I wish all the best for them. Thank you for all the support I have received in these last months A big hug CRI
Congratulations Cri!!! I'm so excited for you! Enjoy your trip. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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CriCri,

I'm soo excited for you?  We arrive on Monday May 14, our wedding is Friday May 18.. Maybe I'll see you there?  Maybe I will get a peak at your wedding.  When do you leave?  If you have a chance on Monday I would love to meet you!!! 

 

Cassie

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