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Originally Posted by PrincssScorpion7 View Post
One couple is not going to stay at the hotel. I found out we are going to have to pay $75 per person for them to come to our wedding.
I always thought the guests would have to pay for their own day passes if they chose to stay elsewhere? We have not decided on a property yet but if guests choose to stay elsewhere I will make sure my TA informs them they must pay for their own transportation and day pass.

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I had a recent incident where one of my best friends (also a bridesmaid) told me because of my choice in hotels (which BTW is mid-range for JA) is 'costing' her boyfriend his vacation because they stayed at another hotel a few years ago for half the price when they purchased a last minute deal.
She also has been mentioning to the other BMs that maybe they should all book last minute at another cheaper hotel and then just come for the day of the wedding!!
I was upset about this as I thought the point of having best friends as bridesmaids was so they could hang out with you and help you through the week. I hope she was just brainstorming ideas and not actually planning this!
Wow that's pretty rude! I'd be upset too, hopefully she wont do this.

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I always thought the guests would have to pay for their own day passes if they chose to stay elsewhere? We have not decided on a property yet but if guests choose to stay elsewhere I will make sure my TA informs them they must pay for their own transportation and day pass.
Yes, that is what we did as well. In addition, I posted this on my website, on the accommodations page "Please note that Guests considering a resort other than the Playacar Palace, must purchase a wedding pass upon their arrival to the resort. Wedding passes are $88.00 USD per person. Wedding passes are guaranteed for purchase only on the ceremony date. (October 10, 2010)"

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As insulting as it may seem now... during your vacation there will inevitably be those guests that will want their own vacation and just do their own thing! We had a group of four that treated it as a private vacation... I was insulted at first but then realized that it is really their vacation too!!

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Yes, that is what we did as well. In addition, I posted this on my website, on the accommodations page "Please note that Guests considering a resort other than the Playacar Palace, must purchase a wedding pass upon their arrival to the resort. Wedding passes are $88.00 USD per person. Wedding passes are guaranteed for purchase only on the ceremony date. (October 10, 2010)"
That was very smart of you! I wish I would have made it clear like you did. Now it's done and I'm stuggling how I'm going to tell them that they have to pay for their own day pass.... argggg. We have 10 ppl staying elsewhere and it's $95/person . I am NOT prepared to fork out another 10,000 just to have them come. I really do feel bad but it was their choice afterall, righthuh.gif

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Thanks Tanya Marie!! I just added that to my wedding website. I am not budgeting extra for wedding day passes, so this will let them know up front that they will be responsible for it. Hopefully everyone will be staying at our resort!

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I am starting to think maybe it would be better for certain people to stay at a different resort. Sure I don't get the perks, but if they are going to be a pain from start maybe this is best =p

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Yeah, I know what you mean about that nice bonus of getting a free room or free wedding or some sort of discount if you have so many rooms/people book at the resort. Like you, my fiance and I worked (very hard) with a travel agent to get a very competitive group rate so we'd like people to take advantage of it. However, we're not counting on the free room...we're considering it a bonus but don't wanna get my hopes up if for whatever reason not enough people book with the travel company as expected. Honestly, you can't control what other people do...they have a right to spend their money how they see fit and if that means staying somewhere else, well, that's their choice.

 

Having said that, paying for the cab to get there and the day passes is also their choice and I made it very clear in my travel info letter attached to my invitations that if people choose to stay somewhere else, don't expect me to take care of anything for them (Ok, so I worded it way more politely than that, lol). If they wanna do their own thing, that's cool...as long as they realize that they'll definitely be doing their own thing!

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