jacqjade, hmmmm well my bookings were different than yours -long story about being first booked at another resort and then firing our travel agent...so we all booked around the same time through bookit as it was only about 3 months before the wedding! We had many different departure cities and we also had people staying from 5-10 days and arriving and leaving all different days. Because of all the drama with our bookings, I just told everyone to go to the site and book themselves. I did not block off rooms or talk to the hotel about at all. The resort was fully booked that week to the point that they were sending people to other resorts and we had no problem booking or getting into the resort. Sorry I can't be more help...
I regret going through a travel agent to begin with at all. I was trying to make to seemless and stress=free for my guests but everyone wanted to search themselves for better pricing. (not that they could find better pricing than what we originally had because believe me, I searched long and hard to find the best rates for everyone). trying to coordinate everyone else's vacation was the most stressful part of my planning. I told my sister who is considering a DW that if she does it, to tell people the location and allow them to book themselves. A lot less stress!
One hint for bookit is that some days they have "sales" on the resort pricing and it tells you there is only one day left...the sale will end but it came right back the following day for the same sale price.
Originally Posted by jacqjade
Thanks biehnbag! Your wedding looks awesome and it really helps me get ideas for what to do for my wedding!!
Hammy, I have a question about bookit.com . How did your organize all of your group? My mind is just boggled on how to organize all of my guests!!!!! My problem is that I have guests coming from all over the place, but I also have guests who are staying for 7 nights, 6, 5, 4, 3, etc..! I think I would like to encourage everyone to book it through bookit.com since it seems like its the best deal. But not everyone will want to book instantly for whatever reason, but I think I should still block rooms for them in case they book 2-3 month before the wedding right? Also, some people may not want to use bookit.com and therefore I would need to block rooms for them too. SOOOO...do you think its possible for me to block rooms for EVERYONE (those who book online with packages AND those who book hotel only direct) and if they book online, I can just tell the hotel to consider them as part of my group block?
Sorry, does that even make sense what I just typed?! AH! How did you do it?!? HELP!!