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#5731 CourtandMatt

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    Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:46 AM

    Originally Posted by julzman22 

    Oh this packing list is oh so helpful. This forum is awesome. You just saved me a ton of time. Thanks so much for sharing that! You wedding is getting close. I can't wait to hear about it. Aren't you doing your whole reception on the beach? I can't wait to hear all about it.

    I was hoping to do a beach reception, but we will have to see if we have the numbers.  My people are being SUPER slow with booking.  I don't think my mom has even booked her plane ticket.  This makes me concerned that my original prediction of 60 guests may not pan out.   People that originally were like "we are totally coming" now seem to be backing out.  Anyone else having trouble with people booking/not booking?  



    #5732 julzman22

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      Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

      Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 

      I was hoping to do a beach reception, but we will have to see if we have the numbers.  My people are being SUPER slow with booking.  I don't think my mom has even booked her plane ticket.  This makes me concerned that my original prediction of 60 guests may not pan out.   People that originally were like "we are totally coming" now seem to be backing out.  Anyone else having trouble with people booking/not booking?  

      Well I am just starting with this. I am meeting with my travel agent today to finalize everything. My invites are out so I am hoping people start to book. I have about 30 saying they are going as of now, but I wonder if some will back out. Then there are others I think will go, but I just haven't heard yet for sure. Just hoping for the best, but not worrying too much about it for now. Hoping now that the holidays are about over, people will start to book. Good luck with yours.



      #5733 aliciadowney

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        Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

        Originally Posted by kjjack7 

        I just found out that the steakhouse is having operational problems and will not be availabe 1/12. They will still serve the steakhouse menu but Im pretty bummed. Is anyone else having this problem at the Beach?


        This is news to me!  Especially since that's where I am confirmed to have my wedding dinner on Jan 12th.  I just spoke to Tiffany last weekend and she mentioned no such thing...



        #5734 ktdawson

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          Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

          Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 

          I was hoping to do a beach reception, but we will have to see if we have the numbers.  My people are being SUPER slow with booking.  I don't think my mom has even booked her plane ticket.  This makes me concerned that my original prediction of 60 guests may not pan out.   People that originally were like "we are totally coming" now seem to be backing out.  Anyone else having trouble with people booking/not booking?  


          My travel agent was straight up with me when I first started talking to her about a destination wedding when i told her I only wanted at the most 30 guests. She then said then feel free to invite 50 or more because you will get a lot of people who will say they are totally coming and will even book their rooms but until you start getting confirmations on people booking their flights you won't necessarily have an actual number of attendees. She said she invited over a hundred and ended up with 50 total at her wedding. As for your mom she is probably just waiting to get the better deal because tickets were high not too long ago but the new year usually brings good specials. My TA told me that is the downside to the destination wedding because it is harder to get an actual head count until close to the last minute. Either way I am sure the ones that mean the most will be there. So excited to hear the after experience of your wedding.



          #5735 CourtandMatt

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            Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

            Originally Posted by ktdawson 


            My travel agent was straight up with me when I first started talking to her about a destination wedding when i told her I only wanted at the most 30 guests. She then said then feel free to invite 50 or more because you will get a lot of people who will say they are totally coming and will even book their rooms but until you start getting confirmations on people booking their flights you won't necessarily have an actual number of attendees. She said she invited over a hundred and ended up with 50 total at her wedding. As for your mom she is probably just waiting to get the better deal because tickets were high not too long ago but the new year usually brings good specials. My TA told me that is the downside to the destination wedding because it is harder to get an actual head count until close to the last minute. Either way I am sure the ones that mean the most will be there. So excited to hear the after experience of your wedding.

             

            I will keep you all updated!  Our RSVPs are due February 1st so I am sure I will have a better idea then.  That's also the last day to book with our TA.  I am just totally lost at what are numbers will be.  We sent out 95 invites inviting 180 persons.  When I did the calculations before sending out the invites, I was estimating almost 80 persons coming based on positive responses from the save the dates.  Now my estimate is down to 55, but only 13 have booked!  I am still missing 75 RSVPs that account for 147 persons.  And, people I totally thought were coming that kept saying "I can't wait" are now like "we have to see."  If they are just now saying "we have to see" then I am thinking they are going to say no because I am pretty sure you would know by now.  O man.  Wedding planning is stressful.  I can't plan decor, reception venue, etc. until I have a better idea of the number!  



            #5736 CourtandMatt

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              Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

              Originally Posted by aliciadowney 


              This is news to me!  Especially since that's where I am confirmed to have my wedding dinner on Jan 12th.  I just spoke to Tiffany last weekend and she mentioned no such thing...

               

              Good to see you on here, Alicia!  Can't wait to hear how your wedding turns out!!   And, see pictures!!



              #5737 heather1214

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                Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

                Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 

                 

                I will keep you all updated!  Our RSVPs are due February 1st so I am sure I will have a better idea then.  That's also the last day to book with our TA.  I am just totally lost at what are numbers will be.  We sent out 95 invites inviting 180 persons.  When I did the calculations before sending out the invites, I was estimating almost 80 persons coming based on positive responses from the save the dates.  Now my estimate is down to 55, but only 13 have booked!  I am still missing 75 RSVPs that account for 147 persons.  And, people I totally thought were coming that kept saying "I can't wait" are now like "we have to see."  If they are just now saying "we have to see" then I am thinking they are going to say no because I am pretty sure you would know by now.  O man.  Wedding planning is stressful.  I can't plan decor, reception venue, etc. until I have a better idea of the number!  

                 

                I'm running into the same issue, everyone is totally going until they actually have to book the trip!  I have my florist on standby for all my rentals, centerpieces etc because I don't know exactly what I will need.  Thankfully the contract is able to be changed even with our deposit made.   I think we'll end up with about 55 also.  I held onto our invitations because I wanted to send them out as a reminder to book and didn't want to do it to soon or over the Christmas holiday.  I'm hoping sending them out in the next couple of weeks will remind people to make their reservations. If you don't have at least 50+ people Calabash isn't an option, and the Mediterranean is way to small for a wedding over 30 people or so, I was in there.  So I don't know what I'd do if we weren't able to do it there!

                 

                I'm not really stressed about it yet, I'm thinking (hoping) people will book with their tax returns!



                #5738 kjjack7

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                  Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

                  Originally Posted by aliciadowney 


                  This is news to me!  Especially since that's where I am confirmed to have my wedding dinner on Jan 12th.  I just spoke to Tiffany last weekend and she mentioned no such thing...

                  Hi Alicia, are you getting married at the Suites or the Beach resort? This may be the issue.

                  KJ



                  #5739 kjjack7

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                    Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

                    Alicia,

                     

                    Are you getting married at teh Suites or the Beach? That may be the issue.



                    #5740 kjjack7

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                      Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

                      Alicia

                       

                      Are you getting married at the Suites or the Beach? That may be the issue.

                      KJ






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