Thanks for the replies...
I meant for them to stay at the Iberostar beaches. I told them to use my TA who includes transfers...but they wanted to "find their own" I told them about the fee in the invitation...but when I sent out a reminder email..it was like they didn't understand what I was saying.
Oh yeah...they are not paying for anything..nor have they offered...(JUST VENTING).....
I told them if they want to throw an At home reception for the people that claim that can't make it because of expense..then they can put it together themselves...pay for it..and tell me when to be there....
Originally Posted by bruceg05
There are a few places that you can go through to get transfers (I was looking at them for my trip to Jamaica in May for a friends DW at Secrets and we were going to stay at the Iberostar and needed roundtrip transfer from SWO to Iberostar). Juta Tours is one, Reggae Tours and Clive's are others I have heard of (see http://clivestranspo...transfers_1.htm for sample pricing). There are some other reviews on on tripadvisor of other places that do them. Our guests are being highly encouraged to go through our local travel agents who work through Apple Vacations so transfers are included with the price of the vacation. It's nice that people won't have to worry about added costs and such.
I can't think of any costs besides day passes and transfers. I'm assuming when you said they were staying at the beaches you didn't mean the IRHB and meant the actual beaches chain. For my friends DW we stayed at Sunset Beach resort and went to Secrets Wild Orchid where the wedding was. We just had to pay for the day pass because we were able to walk to the resort. Be aware though, Secrets had a few types of day passes that only went to certain times. It ended up costing us 130 bucks to stay from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. We thought it was 100 bucks for unlimited time but were surprised when we got to the front desk. The reason they make the prices so high is because it is an all-inclusive and expect people to drink all the booze and eat all the food they have there.
I know about the annoying in-laws feeling. They handed me a list of around 20 couples besides family they wanted to be invited to the AHR and then proceeded to put up a fuss about how I didn't want to invite the whole list. AND they aren't paying for a cent of the wedding. It's really quite annoying to hear their whining every second. Sorry, just had to vent
Hope that helped you!
Originally Posted by eholt
Are you referring to the Iberostar Beach resort or the Beaches chain?
Either way....this is the reason I did NOT open other options up to stay elsewhere. If they chose to do so, it was on them and so was the day pass. The Suites were the "host hotel." I did inform my TA that she could offer the Beach hotel to several of our folks based on the fact that they had children and would likely need to save some $. I specified who these people were up front. My dad was the only person who ended up staying @ the Beach because he waited til the last minute to book. The TA told him about the day passes and of course he paid for it himself. By the way, he kept his visitor bracelet on for more than the wedding day and had no issue hanging with us on the beach and pool.
i believe if you're having your wedding at the suites and/or grande and you're a beach guest, you will be forced to pay a day pass fee to enter that resort for the wedding. i'd recommend checking with the respective hotel's WC for confirmation but i'm pretty sure that's the case.
my fiance and i stayed at the iberostar rosehall suites last year and we were able to roam freely between the suites and the beach..also, you can pretty much walk the shoreline between all three hotels; however, you will run into problems gaining access to bars, etc based on the color of your wristband. please keep in mind that the disco and the spa are in the suites property while the japanese and cajun restaurants are in the beach property so you're likely to get to visit both areas if you're a suites and/or a grand bride.