Anyone else having this problem?
Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:37 AM
I don't have any of my immediate family coming, I really didn't realize what I was getting into with this!! Patience is not my strong suit but my FI is just happy if we're there so I'm trying to take his light hearted attitude
Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:37 PM
Hang in there....one day in the coming month or so you will have a rush of them book all at once!
Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:41 PM
| Originally Posted by Janelley100 |
So the rates have gone up since we booked AND they are stating that the lowest priced rooms are Sold Out (which I don't believe since we can still find them on Orbitz).
Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:16 AM
| Originally Posted by Princess402 |
I totally agree - people will procrastinate as long as humanly possible!
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 26 December 2009 - 06:02 PM
Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:38 PM
| Originally Posted by daniepps |
"Sweet ass time" is hilarious to me!! But it is so true and I really don't understand why people do it. If you know you're going to go and you have the money, just pay it and move on. It's so frustrating. I'd rather someone just say they're not going as opposed to say they're going and wait until the last minute to confirm. I had people trying to pay at 11:30pm on the day the money was due. I said ok it's bad enough you're waiting until the last day but wouldn't common sense say you should at least try to pay during business hours?
I honestly can't even imagine trying to do this without a TA cause even with one there is an awful lot of hand holding going on!
Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:45 AM
Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:04 AM
We just have to make the best of the situation:)
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