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#11 Nrvsbride

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    Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:07 PM

    Jackie I agree with what Rebecca and the other girls said. I'm sure if you explain to them that they will have a fee for other days if they want to come and hang out, then they will book at Dreams. Also mention to them that Cabo is a pricey city and places such as the One & Only (who cares if its one of the most expensive places, they won't necessarily know that) charges like $35 for a margarita. Once you explain to them that all their food, room service, and alcohol is included I think they will see things differently.

    #12 gkashmira

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      Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:08 PM

      If you do want to give people places to stay where they can save money I would recommend Marbella en La Playa. It's very close to Dreams and the rooms and food are very affordable.
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      #13 ~Melissa~

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      Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:28 PM

      I know we had people inquire about different non AI resorts as well. And J's dad is staying at another hotel. We advised him that the hotel is charging us an $80 fee for every guest who is not stayin at our hotel and if he decided to stay somewhere else he would be paying the $80 day pass fee.

      I feel horrible making him pay it but we already have expenses that we are taking care of for our guests (champagne, appetizers, etc) and as long as we're upfront about it they know what theyre getting into. DO I sound harsh?

      #14 Jackie

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        Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:35 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Raeka
        I know we had people inquire about different non AI resorts as well. And J's dad is staying at another hotel. We advised him that the hotel is charging us an $80 fee for every guest who is not stayin at our hotel and if he decided to stay somewhere else he would be paying the $80 day pass fee.

        I feel horrible making him pay it but we already have expenses that we are taking care of for our guests (champagne, appetizers, etc) and as long as we're upfront about it they know what theyre getting into. DO I sound harsh?
        No you dont sound harsh, as long as you arent preasuring anyone to go either. If you absolutly insist that they go and they say that they would rather stay somewhere else than maybe I would feel different. But if you just invited them to your wedding with no preasure than I dont feel its that big a deal if you request that they pay if they dont stay at the resort your getting married at.

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        If you do want to give people places to stay where they can save money I would recommend Marbella en La Playa. It's very close to Dreams and the rooms and food are very affordable.
        Thanks Kash, if it comes down to weather or not they can go at least I can lead them in the right direction.
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        #15 MikkiStreak

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          Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:41 PM

          The other thing to point out to guests are the activities they get at no charge---- like snorkeling, etc... Those items on top of food & drinks could get very expensive if they stay at a non-AI...

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            Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:43 PM

            we aren't even going to mention the option of staying at another resort. If anyone brings it up we will politely make it clear that they will be responsible for purchasing a day pass. I think they are about $100 at our resort so that could add up really quickly. And I agree that in the end it's really not going to save the guests any money, especially if its a family since they will each have to have a day pass...

            #17 Jackie

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              Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:45 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MikkiStreak
              The other thing to point out to guests are the activities they get at no charge---- like snorkeling, etc... Those items on top of food & drinks could get very expensive if they stay at a non-AI...

              good point good point. I think we MIGHT do a website sometime before we send out the formal invites and that way it will be easier to express all of this to people. And than after that we will have to just take it as it comes.

              I REFUSE TO GET STRESSED OUT OVER THIS WEDDING..... THAT WAS THE WHOLE PREMISE OF US DECIDING ON A DESTINATION WEDDING TO BEGIN WITH......WHO WANTS TO BET i'LL BE EATING THESE WORDS SOONER OR LATER LOL.
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              #18 gkashmira

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                Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:07 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Ryjaxs19
                I REFUSE TO GET STRESSED OUT OVER THIS WEDDING.....
                I think this is the right response for you - even if it's inside your head!

                Just give people the info if they ask and if you're not paying for passes the day of the wedding let them know that too. And people may actually prefer to pay the day pass.

                This may sound crazy but I would be one of those people that would probably want to stay somewhere else. I don't eat meat and I have a lot of difficulties at buffet style dining. That being said, I may not buy a day pass to come EVERY day but I would definitely consider coming on at least one non-wedding day.

                Also, and I know this is totes illegal - but you know the beach is public property - if people need to stay elsewhere for budget reasons you may be a able to sneak a few onto the grounds for the just hanging out days (probs not the wedding though).
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                #19 ajncooter

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                  Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:31 PM

                  this is kind of happening to me too.. but fiance family is thinking of booking thru a seperate travel agent.. i tried to make everything so easy and there is always someone that has to be difficult...

                  #20 Debs

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                    Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:54 PM

                    You have made arrangements for Dreams. If people want to go somewhere else, they are on their own, IMO. That includes fees to get into the hotel for the ceremony/reception. Screw them!




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