Anyone else having this problem?
Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:39 PM
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:06 PM
| Originally Posted by Kelie11 |
Yes Sammysgirl...that does.. thank you! I hope my guests are planning to do the same. It's so hard with a destination wedding because you know going into it that there will be guests who can't attend. I said to myself that I would understand and not mind. While I do understand completely, it upsets me as well. But, what can you do. I wish I could affrod to fly them all out!
Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:11 PM
| Originally Posted by daniepps |
I actually have over 50 people booked and my wedding is July 31st BUT I did not have the money to make the deposit and I told all my guests that in order to get the price that was listed they had to book by November 1st. I sent out STDs in September and I had 53 booked by November 1st. I still haven't sent out formal invitations yet. With that being said, the majority of the people who booked waited until the very last day to pay their deposits so in your situation I think people probably plan to attend, you're just going to come to realize that the majority of people are serious procrastinators!!!
I have been able to book 28 adults and 9 kids (inaddition to myself, my FI, and our photographer) already and my my wedding is not until next December! BUT the only reason that we were able to do that is because kids are free at the resort right now but our TA promised us that this would not be the case past our quote period, which ended December 10th. So most of the people that put down deposits were our immediate families who know for sure they are coming, and those with kids. We really stressed to those bringing kids that they needed to book NOW. And even then we had to bug and remind people. Our quote period was about two weeks long and I told our TA that this was not long enough, especially right before Christmas (and also we had JUST chosen a resort so most people didn't even know where we were going at that point!) but she told me that no matter how long the quote period was that it wouldn't matter, everyone books on the last day anyways. I scoffed at this but it was so true! Of the 28 that booked, only 2 sent in their deposits before the last day! Geesh.
So we feel like we are off to a good start, but are still expecting maybe another 20 (childless) adults to book. And I have a feeling that unless I have another "hook" to get them to put down their deposits right away by a certain date, they will take their sweet ass time to fork over their money and commit to the trip! I'm sure this will be frustrating for us, but at the same time I can't totally blame them - I mean, who wants to part with their money any sooner than they have to?
Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:36 PM
I sent the save the date out in October and I have NOT sent out the invitation yet. I think people will wait until the last minute to book. I also think that when people see the invitations it will seem more real and will definetely push them to book.
This is what happend to my cousin when they had a DW...everyone waited until a few weeks prior to book and they ended up having 65 people show up to the wedding. I think that's why I'm not stressing it.
Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:20 PM
Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:23 PM
I plan to send out actual invitations after the first of the year to get a better headcount. I guess as long as I have my immediate family and best friends there I will be okay!
http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting
Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:08 PM
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