Originally Posted by tiffany0613
Hmm I'm really not sure if we got an early rate or not. We did block 30 rooms and had to pay a deposit to hold them. Our guests need to pay 50% by Dec. 14th and we need to drop any un-booked rooms by then or we will lose our initial deposit. We haven't seen great prices for flights yet. We usually fly Jet Blue to Cancun but they haven't posted their schedules yet for April. They do run fare sales though for cheap non-stop flights to Cancun periodically so we are hoping to catch one of the sales and let our guests know.
We will be there April 3-10, and our wedding is on April 6th. Sounds like you got lucky with your room rate. Unfortunately for us Dreams extended their peak season for 2013 and we ended up right on the end of the higher rates.
Have you sent out invites yet? We sent our save the dates a year in advance, and I'm getting ready to finish up the invites, but I can't decide on an RSVP date. Since we need to drop our unbooked rooms by Dec 14th I'm thinking about that for our RSVP's but it seems so early
Sounds like you have everything covered. Like you said, with the extended peak season that must be why you experienced higher rates. I wish you the best of luck with flights!
I am actually narrowing down my invites as we speak. I know with a traditional wedding that is in town the RSVP is closer to the wedding, but in this case, I think Dec 14th is fair. If you think about it, they will most likely have to have their trip paid off shortly after anyways. Last minute is financially difficult for most people in terms of a trip. Not to say people can't book after, they just wont be guaranteed to be in your block of rooms. Perhaps someone else has some insight on destination wedding etiquette in terms of RSVP?