Appropriate Cost for Guests
Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:35 PM
We just got engaged and are starting to plan our wedding for July 2010! Most of our guests will be traveling from Canada and we're hoping to have a 4 night stay at an AI in the Caribbean (Bahamas, St. Lucia or maybe Jamaica). The problem is that I'm obviously wiling to shell out more dough for a great 4 days, but I'm worried I will "out price" some of our guests and end up with a lower turn out. We would like to be considerate to our guests but I have no idea what a appropriate price range would be! Any advice out there?
Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:14 PM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:24 AM
As I was researching, I started to have really bad anxiety about telling guests the price of the trip. My TA kept assuring me that they were good prices, etc., but even when I ran the numbers by my MOH and BM's they were pretty shocked and said they might not be able to afford to come.
That's when I decided that price was really important to me and luckily found a 5 star resort for a decent price.
Even still, some people thought it was too much money - you have to remember, that most people are used to booking last minute trips, which with a wedding, you just can't afford to do. But I consider our rate to be really good for the quality of the resort and those who really want to come will be there.
Oh, and most likely 1 week will be almost the same price as 4 days from Canada.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:25 PM
How far in advance did you book to get a good rate? I'm looking at a resort that is 5 star and a great price for March... but almost doubles in July!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:53 PM
Oh and a really important note - you'll NEVER please everyone. Someone will always have something to complain about!
Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:28 PM
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