Oh good! I'm glad you feel better about it! I think it's a perfect venue!
I havent sent out formal invites yet. Again our wedding is Jan 22, 2011. We sent out save the dates in early May and we are sending the formal invites out by November 1st. They will have an RSVP date of Dec 1st.
We didn't do a room block or group rate so there's really no deadline per se for guests to book. We are having our guests book individually through Travel Impressions and they will price match if the room rate goes down at any time prior to travel, even the day before! Rates just went down last week, which was a sweet surprise.
Funjet is currently running a one week Iberostar sale, so if anyone wants to "kindly remind" guests who havent booked yet, that now would be a good time. LOL Just as an example. a week at the Lindo with nonstop air Mon, January 17th through Mon January 22, was $1380 (without trip insurance) It was over 1600 until very recently.
Originally Posted by mshoevlin
I wanted to thank you again for the info - I have now changed my venue from the Lindo to the Del Mar. Reyna sent me a picture of the open air restaraunt - and it is perfect. It is just what we were picturing. I feel a ton better because I was very uneasy about not having a private restaraunt for the reception (as we will probably have close to 50 guests). I finally feel like I have a bit of a handle on things!
If you don't mind me asking, how early did you mail out your invites? I sent out STD at the begining of August - of course a few booked trips once they received those, however, there are some that will wait until the last minute. I would think that I will need RSVPs a bit earlier than a traditional wedding and was thinking of sending them out at the begining of January (my wedding is April 11, 2011).