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#1 Starryt

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    Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

    What is the etiquette for guests not staying at your designated resort?

    I have 3 guests that have opted to stay with friends in Jamaica. Since the resort is AI, I would have to purchase day passes for them. However, they also want to bring the couple they are staying with (since that will be there ride to and from the resort).

    Is it improper for me to not pay for their guests? them?

    Passes are between $50 & $75 pp

    (Guests are paying their travel fees)

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

      I'm personally not paying for their day passes if they choose another resort...I'm just paying the extra for them to come to the reception - but it is less than a day pass, and they can enter 30 minutes before the ceremony.

      I personally think if they decide to stay somewhere else and want to come hang out at the resort, they should pay themselves...but maybe I'm just a bitch?

      #3 *Heather*

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        Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:44 PM

        No I completely agree with Jess. We have some people that decided to stay at another resort as well. I'm not paying for any day passes - that was their decision to stay somewhere else, not mine!

        #4 lolkitteh

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          Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:49 PM

          Assuming that they knew up front that by not staying at the resort, they would need to pay for a pass to attend the wedding, I personally don't think it's necessary to offer to pay for your 3 off-resort guests. Definitely not for the people they are staying with.

          My reasoning is that if someone accepts an invitation to a DW, they also accept paying for the costs associated with attending. If they chose not to stay at the wedding resort, and knew that there would be a fee to get on the resort to attend, then accepting the invite also means they accepted that there would be a fee. Hopefully they understood this upfront. Even if they didn't, politely letting them know that because they are not staying on the resort, they would have to purchase a pass for themselves and their guests wouldn't be rude, IMHO.

          #5 big3n09

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            Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:52 PM

            I agree, I wouldn't pay, if they were staying at the resort then they would have been paying for that. If that was the case everybody could have stayed somewhere different and just had you pay for day passes, it's not fair to you or the other guest in my opinion and they should understand that.
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            #6 YaelM

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              Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:52 PM

              We are actually paying for guest passes...but only because its for family and they are traveling from Europe and Israel so its WAY more expensive for them to come to Mexico and stay at our AI.... but otherwise I dont think we would have paid for passes

              #7 sunsetbride1

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                Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:52 PM

                I agree with everyone else... if they chose to not stay at the resort; then its up to them to pay for their day pass. It's really that simple.

                #8 sunsetbride1

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                  Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:58 PM

                  I agree with everyone else... if they chose to not stay at the resort; then its up to them to pay for their day pass. It's really that simple.

                  #9 Trice

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                    Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:24 PM

                    We are not paying for day passes. We let everyone know upfront about the day pass fee for off site guest.

                    #10 Ana

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                    Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:34 PM

                    We have 5 people who aren't staying at our resort either but we're paying for theirs. Out resort is more expensive than some people can afford and I know its a bit of a struggle for them to come in ther first place. Its my way of saying thank you for coming I guess.




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