I'm trying to go green with my wedding and not print off a crap ton of stuff. So I just referred everyone to my website because I know that everyone besides 2 people on the list have a computer. My website says:
"Being that the wedding will take place on the Iberostar grounds, we also highly recommend that you stay at that hotel. If not, transportation to and from different hotels in the Montego Bay area may be pricey and a day visitors pass will have to be purchased."
I think I am going to put in there that it can cost in excess of 100 dollars pp to do so, which is at that low end. I'm a blunt person that doesn't sugar coat things. So if anyone asks me about it, I've pretty much just said they have to stay there. I think I may also put in there they cannot be guaranteed the ability to come into the resort if they don't stay there.
Because we also get a discount on rates for both me and the future hubby and our guests through our TA I also put:
"We chose to use BLANK at BLANK. She is FANTASTIC and will make sure you have the trip of a lifetime. She arranges flights, transportation in Jamaica and accommodations. To find out more details regarding pricing and travel, feel free to contact her at (phone).
PLEASE NOTE: By booking with her, you are eligible for discounted rates on your vacation."
I feel that if people do their research after being told this, they will book at the Iberostar. Most of my guests would stay at a place because it's cheaper so this will kind of sway them away from that decision. If you look at it, there aren't that many more affordable places to stay through my travel agent (I'd say Sunset Beach, Decameron, I think Breezes? and maybe holiday inn?) So looking at those rates, it'd be pretty clear that you'd break even or pay more by staying off the Iberostar property.
Originally Posted by MrsDesz
I agree with you. I don't think it's worth it to pay for a pass and transportation to and from the wedding. I'll just have to deter them because we've already chosen this resort. I wonder if I can put something in the save the date to inform guests that they should only be looking into accomodations at IRHB? Any suggestions?