What to do? Choice vs. Guest Price?
Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:11 PM
I'm kind of messed up and starting to stress myself out. I've done A LOT of research and ended up with 4-5 resorts to choose from for my wedding (June 2011). The top qualifier is Valentin Imperial in Mexico (Riviera Maya). Package is amazing, resort is beautiful and has everything I want.
Problem is.. as of right now, it will cost my guests around 1800$ for a 7-night all inclusive. I've talked it over with my mom, she says they will be there no matter what BUT not to count on many other people attending because the price is high (I want a 5 star - I originally thought it would cost between 1500-1600$ for that time of year).
I know it's my day, I should do what I want bla bla.. but can I really impose this price on my guests? Not sure they will be able to afford that! ?
So - do I pick another resort with a lower price (1500-1600$ pp) and pay more for the wedding package + extras?
What experience have you guys had with travel agents blocking rooms? What kind of a discount do guests usually get? I'd most likely deal with a travel agent who will get a 7-night all inclusive rate for guests, because it's more convenient instead of dealing with the hotel and have to search for flights.
Need help and advice from some of you who have been there.. desperately!
Thx for reading and/or replying!
Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:15 PM
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:41 PM
also think about the fact that you and FI will already be spending a good deal of money on the trip/maybe HM so if you start to add extras to the actual wedding, you'll end up spending more than you really want/need to.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:05 PM
Also I agree that whatever the price is, you should give your guests as much time as possible to save for the trip. Its easier for ppl to digest the price of a vacation when you can break it up over time! That's one of the reasons we are doing a July 2011 weddig so that it gives our guests (and ourselves) a while to save up for the trip.
Good luck with your decision, whatever you choose I'm sure you'll be happy- it is your wedding after all!
Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:09 PM
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:56 PM
I decided to go with the cheaper resort because it was more important to me to have as many family/friends as possible be able to attend. There is nothing wrong with the more expensive resort if that's what you want! Just keep in mind that people you think may attend will not and vice versa so just focus on the big picture. You are lucky to have your Mom help you make the decision, please use her as much as possible.
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