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Anyone else going through the same thing?

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#1 Love3

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    Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:31 PM

    Are any of your guests waiting to the last minute to book? Lol all my guest must be cheap or just want to wait for the last minute well to get a deal whcih is sort of cheap. I see some ladies have 29booked and counting on their page etc. We never really gave our guest much notice anyways as we don't really care if we are the only ones there, but come one not even our family has booked?? Am I misssing something here??

    #2 ashey063009

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      Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

      We ended up doing a "group booking" so our guests were placed under strict time constraints.

      However, some of them DID discuss waiting until last minute-- but quickly realized that the possibility of missing-out was too great, so they ended up booking through or pre-arranged group package. I'm not too certain if this is the case for most of the B2Bs and their Guest Counts. I wouldn't fret, though. I'm sure your guests will do what they need to be there for you on your big day. :)

      #3 baj

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        Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:54 PM

        Yes, majority of my family & friends are all waiting to see if the prices drop before booking and they all had 12mths notice.

        To be honest I did not want the stress of a big group booking and having to be responsible for chasing desposits and payments, although I did give people this option.

        For at least 2 months after booking our wedding package and having the date and time confimed, I also researched prices and emailed and telephoned to let people know of better deals and 4 peope did then book. However prices then shot up again by quite alot and so the majority are just waiting to see if they come back down.

        #4 egsarah

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          Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:55 PM

          Yes...we have guests booked and my parents have even booked yet! Nor my brother for that matter.....

          #5 Love3

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            Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:57 PM


            Thanks for that ladies. Our wedding is in Nov and no one has booked yet?? I don't know about that?? Oh well as long as my groom shows LOL

            #6 poohshek

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              Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:33 PM

              Heather, you are definitely not alone. Our wedding is in December and we finally received two RSVP "Yes" few days ago. Since we are not going the all-inclusive route, our guests are free to stay anywhere they want and there is no time constraints in terms of booking. We have set September 18th as the RSVP deadline and hopefully we will be getting more replies.

              Glad we didn't bother doing RSVP through mail. Otherwise it will be a total waste of money and effort. I don't understand why it is so difficult for guests to RSVP online!

              #7 Tilly in the Sun

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                Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:06 PM

                We haven't nailed down a group rate yet for that reason...a lot of guests are saying the price we are getting quoted is too high...I think we are going to give it a few more weeks than just book it and whoever books with us does, and if they don't and the price goes up or there isn't room than that's too bad for them. The ones who truly want to be there will be there for you. I imagine most DW brides go through this.

                #8 Royal_lady10

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                  Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:39 PM

                  yes, I am going through the same thing right now. We have sent out about 200 save the dates back in April for our June wedding. We are getting several verbal confirmations, but only 2 people have booked. Neither of our parents have booked, close friends, etc. But then again, our wedding is more than 9 mos. away so Im sure that our guest like yours are waiting to the last minute

                  #9 drucky14

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                    Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:35 AM

                    We've had our group rate booked for more than a month now, and we only have two people booked so far. Then again like Royal lady says, the wedding is still quite a ways off. I don't really much care who comes either, less people to worry about when we're in Jamaica.

                    #10 amygirl1169

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                      Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:45 AM

                      We're going through the same thing! We thought we had about 45 people who were FOR SURE coming. But when we sent out the information for the group booking, (a pretty good rate too), and many people say they want to try to get a last minute booking or just can't afford it right now, etc... although I think these people will end up paying whatever price they find at the last minute just because they really want to come.

                      Hang in there, hopefully more people will book soon! November is not that far away!

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