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#1 moonpalacebride

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    Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:21 PM

    Hey Moon Palace brides! It's been quiet in here as of late... How's the planning coming along?? I've run into a roadblock !!

    We're having a hell of a time getting people to RSVP. Our problem is that we have a bit of a unique situation, where we have friends getting married in Playa del Carmen the same week we're getting married at MP. We planned things this way so all of our friends would be down in the area at the same time, and we wouldn't have to get them to shell out money to travel down there 2x next year. To avoid any issues, my FI and I (graciously IMO) told all of our friends that they shouldn't worry about picking who's hotel to stay at because no matter what we'll all meet for a group excursion and have fun down in Mexico, even if they miss our ceremony. Our friend's hotel is more reasonably priced as well as we were hoping for a smaller event.

    The problem is that she's not doing a damn thing to reign in her RSVPs, and people are still hesitant about where they're staying or if they're even coming! I want to start getting my OOT bags more together, as well as send out pre-wedding brochures etc. to all my attendees!

    Anyone run into anything like this at all?

    If our friends are staying at her resort, but come to our ceremony do you think I should give them an OOT bag?

    Thanks in advance, I'm going to post this as a separate thread also...!!!!!

    #2 amygirl1169

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      Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:15 PM

      I think given the choice, most people will likely opt to go to the more cost efficient resort and just visit your resort on the day of your wedding.
      Perhaps if they don't plan on staying at your resort, they don't feel like they 'have' to rsvp? Maybe you should clarify that and ask for responses regardless which resort they plan to stay at.

      Good luck!

      #3 moonpalacebride

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        Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:48 PM

        Good point. I just don't want any surprises! I guess if they stay at our friend's resort, they can take care of the OOT bags:)

        Thanks!

        #4 ML YoungLove

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          Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:30 PM

          I agree! I think you should only provide OOT bags for people staying at your resort, and let the other bride take care of her resort. Maybe you could plan on doing a small favour for the people who attend the wedding instead? Just an idea. Hope you have better luck getting numbers, with only three and a half months to go, they are hardly leaving you enough time! Good Luck!
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          #5 nsbride2010

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            Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:41 PM

            I agree with what some of the other girls have said: the OOT bags will be other other brides responsibility for guests staying at her resort! For those you have, I would do up some bags for them; as well, have a small favor for those that go to the wedding (regardless of resort) as a thank you for coming to your ceremony!

            It is getting tight to book, wow!
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            #6 moonpalacebride

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              Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:48 PM

              I know! These guys are a pain in the arse, let me tell ya... We really only expect family at our resort, but we keep hearing that people are opting towards our much nicer resort instead. Geez! I'm sending out one final reminder to RSVP and am demanding we have it all done by January 31st. If not, too bad so sad people!

              #7 mlabbe

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                Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:29 PM

                I'm sure that people just don't realize how close to the deadline booking is - a reminder will surely help!

                #8 shellk

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                  Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:57 AM

                  hhmmm i understand where your coming from.can you speak to the other bride and ask her if anyone has rsvp,d to them too?you may find that people sort themselves out after the xmas holidays?i wouldnt do an oot bag for those not staying at you resort.

                  #9 moonpalacebride

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                    Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:06 AM

                    Yes we've decided to send out a quick reminder, and I'll bring some extra wedding favours for the guests who come from the other resort to our ceremony, but no OOT bags!

                    Thanks ladies!

                    #10 Rainfall

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                      Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:47 PM

                      I think you should only do an OOT bags for the guest staying your resort and the rest can be taken care of by favors at your wedding.




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