Originally Posted by amberh1884
Msop04- My Fiance's mom and her sister are staying at the Catalonia Priveleged because it is the closest resort to Secrets Maroma and she wanted to be able to walk there when she needs to because she is afraid to take a taxi, lol. I honestly don't know where everyone else is staying. I know that is weird, but all the people that didn't book at Secrets ended up being my fiance's friends and I have no clue. I also have no clue exactly how many of them are coming. I am getting a little frustrated. I feel like the wedding is turning into a free for all. It definitely is not what I imagined, I thought every person was going to stay at Secrets and we were all going to get to hang out the whole time. But, I guess it was not meant to be. On the other hand though, that will definitely mean that we will have the last of the trip to ourselves as our honeymoon and I was worried about that at the beginning too! If I were you, I would pin down the date first. Put out feelers to your close family and friends about your tentative date and see that they all would be able to do it mostly. That is what I did. Once, you get the date set then you can book it on expedia no problem. I found expedia to be the cheapest too! Only thing is, you need to make sure that if you are doing the "complementary ceremony" where you get it for free for having so many nights in a preferred club swimout our having 5 rooms with double occupancy that you book through a site that actually says that it honors the "free wedding" on the booking page. Expedia's did not so we had to book through Delta Vacations then Delta price matched the expedia price. It was kinda complicated, lol. But, if you are not doing the complentary one you don't have to worry about all that mess!
Wow, amberh1884... I'm so glad I'm not the only one getting frustrated with this!! And I, too, believe mine's gonna turn into a dang free for all - oh well, we do what we can, right?? I just hope that those who may choose not to stay at SMB with us won't start bit**ing when the time comes to pay the fee to get on the grounds... we shall see. I'm to the point where I'm just gonna put all the info out there and let them decide. I mean, seriously, we've got our own issues to deal with!! LOL Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!