Guests who want to stay at a different hotel
Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:55 PM
I really wanted everyone at one hotel so we could all hang out as a family. Plus the OOT bags, Nightly Dinners and the bonuses my fianc© and I get. If we book 75nights we get 7 free nights at the hotel plus unlimited wedding events.
I tried to very nicely mention this to this person, but I donâ€™t think it was what they wanted to hear. Has anyone else had a similar situation you would like to share? And how you dealt with it?
I was kinda bummed when I heard this.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:05 PM
Proud Mama to Evelyn Eileen since June 8, 2010
Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:30 PM
For the wedding, we booked the rooms at a group rate but some people still found better deals or had timeshares or wanted an apartment. It would be much much easier if we were all in the same hotel, especially since we cannot use our cell phones there and I'm sure that hotels will charge a ton for phone calls. We will just have to find some way to figure it out. As long as the resorts are not too far from each other, it is manageable. The biggest problem that I foresee is communication since you can't just leave them a note at the front desk or under their door or stop by..
I will bring the OOT bags with me to the Welcome Dinner for those who are not staying in our hotel or get it to them individually. That will be a hassle.
For your situation, I'm sure they will cover the costs of going to your resort for the wedding day but every day before/after tends to add up, especially if it's more than 1 person. I would say that you shouldn't worry about that as the bride. It was their choice to stay somewhere else, not yours. So they can figure out how to work it out.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:16 PM
I eventually worked it out with my WC on the day pass for the day of the wedding - but all the other days, my godmother and 9 of my closest cousins will be at another hotel. They chose to do this because it was a place they had been to before, and it is much cheaper. the bright side - i let them know there will be events - and they just asked that i let them know what/where/and when!
Everyone has their own vision for their vacation, eventhough they are going for our weddings.....it was hard to swallow and be flexible!
Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:31 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:51 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:16 PM
Frustrating though that we can't spend more time together
Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:17 PM
bottom line, I don't think that you should worry about paying the day passes for guests that choose to stay at a different resort or the transportation costs, just make sure the guests are made aware of these fees and how much they can cost, this might make them change their mind. good luck!!
Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:48 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:20 PM
what you will find is that, all of these people are coming to your wedding, but they are also going on their own vacation. The majority of our guests spent a LOT of time with us - ate 2/3 meals a day with us for the time they were there and hung out at the pool, beach, lounge, whatever with us, but there were a few people that did not. they were on vacation and they wanted to see the sites and do their own thing. They spent a lot of money to be with us - could I be mad that they weren't with us the whole time?
in the end, they will be there for the wedding - which is supposed to be the important thing.
and really, they don't care what YOU get if they do what you want - it shouldn't be about that.
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