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For those who had guests staying off the property, how did you deal with inviting them to the welcome party and other events on the property. Did anyone pay for the offsite guests to come for anything other than the ceremony?
We are covering their wedding day pass but the other days they are on their own.

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Originally Posted by mandialp View Post

 

Anyone block rooms for their guests? My wedding isn't until Dec 2013, but our TA said the hotel books up 99% of the time. That makes me super nervous! He said it would be 50 bucks per room to block- thats a lot! Especially if we are expecting to block over 75 rooms!!!

 

Thoughts? any previous brides have any suggestions?

 

I blocked 30 rooms at $100 each.  The deposit goes towards my room once all are booked or I can get the money back.  December does seem to get sold out and fast so if I were you I would block at least some rooms and tell people to book early.  

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Anyone block rooms for their guests? My wedding isn't until Dec 2013, but our TA said the hotel books up 99% of the time. That makes me super nervous! He said it would be 50 bucks per room to block- thats a lot! Especially if we are expecting to block over 75 rooms!!! Can you just ask your guests to put the deposit down? And would they get it back or no? My guests would get all their money back except for $50 up until 60 days before we leave. My wedding is October 25th.... Thoughts? any previous brides have any suggestions?

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LindaR,

Talk to your wedding coordinator, they will usually send you a packet that includes options for your reception.

But some things you could do would be renting the Disco (must have 30 people for that), doing a bonfire on the beach (depends which day though since they have beach parties some nights - all depends which resort), or you could rent an area and have a Cocktail party where you could also hire a DJ.

I hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by mandialp View Post

 

Anyone block rooms for their guests? My wedding isn't until Dec 2013, but our TA said the hotel books up 99% of the time. That makes me super nervous! He said it would be 50 bucks per room to block- thats a lot! Especially if we are expecting to block over 75 rooms!!!

 

Thoughts? any previous brides have any suggestions

  Like Court, I too paid $100 per room to block, and that all goes to my balance on my room when my guests pay their balance. You got a deal at $50 girl !!  You have to keep in consideration, for the resort to block 75 rooms for a bride at no or minimal cost would be risky as they can sell to other people, and there's always that chance that you don't book all those rooms and then the resort has to scramble to sell them. I know how you feel though .... it's such a huge up front cost when you're not expecting it. However, VERY VERY worth it. You will hear so many horror stories about guests not being able to book because the resort sells out, and this is one way to prevent that. 

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@JaciV2000

 

we couldn't wait for our guests to put down deposits, as it's an actual contract with our TA. The longer the wait, the higher the room rates go, so we just sucked it up and paid the $100 a room, signed our contract and now have piece of mind that our guests will get a room at a good price ... plus we get all that money back. If for some reason all the rooms don't get booked, we get the deposit for unused rooms back.

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Originally Posted by mandialp View Post

 

Anyone block rooms for their guests? My wedding isn't until Dec 2013, but our TA said the hotel books up 99% of the time. That makes me super nervous! He said it would be 50 bucks per room to block- thats a lot! Especially if we are expecting to block over 75 rooms!!!

 

Thoughts? any previous brides have any suggestions?

 

My travel agent is having everyone contact her for travel arrangements to take the stress off of us. We did save the date magnets and put her info on those. She is going to keep me updated when people put the deposits down. We just included in an insert with the magnet that the deposit is 50 per person and after that they are free to pay on it at their leisure so that is getting the ball rolling and our wedding is not until April 2014. People are fine with it. The only extra rooms we are paying for are our mothers because they will be traveling with the children so we put their deposits down with ours.

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C

  Thats awesome!!!!!  Did you have a private reception? I am having mine at Uncle Tonys, but Im worries once the first dances, speeches and dinner is over there wont be much time for guests to mingle and dance? Did you feel there was enough time for everything? Thanks :)

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C[/quojte] Congratulations! I am getting married at the Beach in 2 weeks. We ended up with a final count of 38 so I'm hoping we can still have the steak house for a private reception. What dj did you have?

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