Thanks Hammy! You just made me feel SO MUCH better!! Because one of my biggest worries is that the hotel gets full and some of my guests won't be able to stay in the same hotel! My wedding is on Nov. 20th (sunday)..and that's the weekend BEFORE US thanksgiving (Thursday)..hopefully it'll be ok..
I just realized that the group rates are exactly the same as on the website. That's a bit frustrating, but I guess there's no choice in that matter! My whole point in trying to get a group block was to get a good "group" rate, but then hey..its the same price!
Originally Posted by hammy0426
Hi ladies, even though I got married about one month ago...this site was my life line for so long that I can't help checking in every few days...
There seems to be a lot of talk about a having a TA or not. although I did not have a good experience with my TA, I called a few different ones in the beginning and asked for quotes. I never hid it from them that I was shopping around and that seemed to help with pricing. I also did my own research on-line myself to see what pricing I could get on my own..ultimately I ended up not using a TA and booking on line and letting my guests book on-line themselves. TA might help if you have a larger party or if you are coming from another country like some of the brides, just keep your options open.
I did not block out rooms for my party and unless you are having your wedding on a super busy week or a large group, I don't see why you would need to do so. I had guests booking on-line up to 3 weeks before the wedding and since you give the guests names to your WC before you arrive, we had no problems with the rooms even though the resort was at over 100% capacity. There was no way I could have fronted all that money for each guest room deposit in advance. All of the platinum room guests were all located in the 7000 building so we were close to each other and the non-platinums were on the other side of the resort. Not sure if it is necessary to block rooms for your party. Even if your party ends up in another building or on the non-platinum side, the resort is not very large and all the restaurants and bars are centrally located so we did not have any problems with gathering together.