Welcome to the forum! I found the website not too long ago but with all the info I found here we were comfortable enough to go ahead and decide on having our wedding there as well. Our date is June 23, 2013!
Just an idea for you in case you're stressing out about asking your guests to make a commitment and put a deposit down so much in advance... my fiance and I are actually putting down the deposit for the guests. Basically we are estimating how many rooms we will need and putting the money down to reserve it. This way our guests have more time to make a decision and plan their trip etc. When the guests finally book their trip, the hotel will transfer the money you paid towards your stay so to me it works perfectly. I was just very uncomfortable to ask the guests to make a decision with 1 year in advance. Thanks to other brides here that told me about this now I'm happy with the situation!
You can work on the cancellation policy with the resort but if I remember correctly there's no penalty if you cancel the rooms you will not be using 30 days prior to your wedding. Seems fair to me.
Just something to think about
Originally Posted by ajhutch
lisam3604- I can see your point about the reception but wonder if you will "miss out" on the closeness and intimate feeling of having your closest friends and family in the moment with you on your big day?
I really love your idea about the save a dates and the wedsite and wish I would have thought about that! We just sent out our Save a dates but also only have 7weeks for our guests to put down their deposits so the invites will also be going out within the week only 1.5weeks apart. I feel like once the invites go out the stress will melt by 80%...great thinking!
It's crazy how all consuming this gets! Save a dates, OOT bags, photographers etc etc etc! Soooo glad I found BDW and this forum!!!