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Did anyone out there add $$ to their trip price?

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#1 steveandjenn

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    Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:45 PM

    Hey everyone!

    We've booked our November trip to Grand Sunset Princess today, and one thing that a TA suggested to us was that we add 50 or 100 dollars to the price of each persons trip and apply it towards the Maid of Honor, and Best Man's trip. Has anyone else out there done this? I don't mind the idea, and it would be great for them.. but I'm curious if this is common practice and if so, did you mention anything about it? I'm okay with doing it, but wouldn't want to do it without mentioning something to people stating that we're doing this... not really sure how to word it. Any insight is appreciated!


    #2 Erika J

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      Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:48 PM

      Honestly I would never feel right profiting off of anyone of my friends and family, even if it was to help out others.

      That being said, I also do not feel the need to pay for our GM or BM. They have paid their own way, and as a token of my appreciation I am purchasing thier dresses and or clothes for the day of the wedding.

      #3 Jess

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        Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:54 PM

        hmm I've never heard of that - I think people would be weirded out by that...I say if you want to pay for their trip do it as the bride and groom but don't make other people pay for them

        #4 cougs


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          Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:55 PM

          it's a clever idea, but personally i would not in any way feel comfortable doing it. if you want to help out the MOH and BM, you could personally offer to offset some of their costs (i.e. pay for one night's stay, or just the flight, or even their wedding-day attire). what your TA suggested seems like you are forcing others to pay for someone else's trip (when they may have enough of a problem paying for their own)! and you're right, if you didn't somehow mention that you were doing it, it's just plain shady.

          #5 JulieG

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            Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:17 PM

            Originally Posted by TA Maureen
            If I were a guest attending a friend or family members DW I would not want to be overcharged to offset the cost for other guests. That just is not right.
            I agree with this 100%. I have never heard of anyone doing this, and if I was the guest I would say F&%# that, I am paying for my trip and not someone else's.

            #6 steveandjenn

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              Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:23 PM

              Glad I asked... for the record, this was from a TA that I did not end up using... not the one I went with. She just made it sound like it was sort of "the thing" everyone was doing. We've never been to a Destination Wedding so had no knowledge of it. I think I'll just cover the costs of the best man and maid of honor so that I feel better about it.

              #7 JulieG

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                Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:25 PM

                That is not fair at all for that TA to make it sound like everyone does it. I am glad you are not using her, who knows what else she would tell you everyone does.

                I am glad you found this forum so you can ask all the questions you have and find all the answers :)

                #8 jax_the_beach_bride

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                  Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:34 PM

                  that TA seems like she wanted to get more money from people... i would have felt pretty sleazy if i knew my Gma or friend over paid for their trip to help my MOH or BM get to our wedding!

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                  #9 LCBride2007


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                    Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

                    yes, i'm with everyone else - never heard of anyone doing it. but even if i had, i wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.

                    #10 chloe55

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                      Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:46 PM

                      Our TA does a lot of destination weddings and she told us that she recently had a bride who asked her to add $50 onto all her guests trip and then give her the money so that it would cover the cost of her wedding. She also did not tell the people that she was doing it. I couldn't believe my ears when I heard that, but it does sound like this may be something that some people do.

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