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

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Originally Posted by chloe55 View Post
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.
Wow, that bride is the one who wanted a DW, she should be paying more not having her guests pay more. I am shocked and sooo glad I don't know her, she would be getting a piece of my mind that is for sure. That is so low and scummy it makes me sick.

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Wow Chloe .. that seems pretty low of the bride and groom. I mean i think we all know that a DW cuts down on wedding costs significantly than having a wedding in the U.S. It seems like that couple wanted to get out of all the wedding costs and just pay for their own trip.

 

My thoughts on the original question is to not charge everyone else so that your Maid of honor and best man can travel for free. If you can't afford to pay for their whole trip at least offer them a portion or as I'm doing, Pay for their attire (i'm covering the girls dresses) and then paying for a spa day while we are at the wedding. I don't think many people are opposed to paying their way to a DW because they're getting a vacation out of it as well.

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I stood in a friend's wedding in Mexico and would of never expected my trip to be covered. The bride bought my dress and I really appreciated not having that as an expense so we've done the same thing for our wedding party. IMO, that's enough. Don't forget that they do get a vacation out of it, probably wouldn't miss your wedding for the world and I'm sure they don't expect you to foot the bill. Just my opinion. :)

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I forgot about this until now but our TA recommended that we use the free flights for ourselves (every 21st flight booked is free). I thought that was a bit sketch too. Has anyone else heard of this? Her reasoning was that nobody cares about getting an extra $10 - $20 off their trip so we should just take the free trips...

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I honestly wouldn't feel good tacking on any extra charges to our guests bills for our own benefit or anyone else's. Frankly it screams tacky to me especially because your guests are already investing lots of time and money to be part of the festivities. IMHO the fact that the TA would even suggest this is uncouth and plain ol shady!

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Originally Posted by JCrosby View Post
I forgot about this until now but our TA recommended that we use the free flights for ourselves (every 21st flight booked is free). I thought that was a bit sketch too. Has anyone else heard of this? Her reasoning was that nobody cares about getting an extra $10 - $20 off their trip so we should just take the free trips...
We used our free trips, instead of taking the $10 off each person's trip, we used one for a GM who would not have been able to come otherwise and the other for our photographer. I asked my guests and they said they didn't care about $10 when the free trips would help us out so much. But never would we have charged them more, I felt bad enough not saving them $10.

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