Originally Posted by msop04
That's the million dollar question, beachbride... It's also the major problem/worry/etc...
I can't seem to get any answers as to what is available, so I can book. It's like, "hello, I want to give you a lot of money now, but you won't seem to let me pay you..." LOL
I can't relax until I know what's going on... here's why:
My original date (that I requested anyway) was 2/22/13. I didn't think this was a problem, as the SMB site showed the entire month of Feb (and all time slots) available. However, my TA forwarded me an email from Cecilia stating that the site only shows definitive dates - meaning it has been paid for or a deposit has been sent. So my thing is, if I'm ready to pay for a date for sure, then wouldn't that make mine definitive (therefore overriding all those who have "tentative" dates)?
Frustrated doesn't even begin to describe how I feel -- helpless is more like it. Our guests will need to book their rooms ASAP and most will have to apply for passports, so they are constantly asking me about a date (since they are the ones who are inconvenienced by not knowing anything... sheesh!)
I know you have to crawl before ya walk, so that's what I'm trying to do... First things first -- A DATE -- but I can't seem to get one (it's been almost 3 weeks and 4 emails since I sent the initial request). Once I get that in a contract, I can work out the details, but everything is riding on the date. I can't do invitations, STD, or even tell anyone that's invited because the first thing they ask is, "FINALLY!! I need to book! ...when's the date?"
Do you kinda see my frustration?? ...or am I just being a crazy bridezilla?
I'm gonna try my best to chill this weekend, but I'm getting aggressive next week. I need to book and pay/sign a contract in the next two weeks, so I can actually start all the planning.
When does this get fun? Does it ever get better??
Well, I CAN see your frustration. I went through a few things like that...trying to figure out what time/date/locations, etc were available. I don't know if it will get better or start being fun for you. I hope it does, but I just don't know. For me it did when I got the contract and was able to start choosing the menu, the songs, the OOT bags, etc. I hope you have a good experience....but I would def try to get in touch with her. I would email her now and let her know that you are getting frustrated and that you really want to set your date/time/location and pay your deposit.