We originally blocked 20 rooms with our TA in late July/early August. Guest had until mid September (about 45 days) to pay a $100 deposit to hold their rooms. About half of our guest (12 rooms) booked then. In October the left over rooms were released back to the resort. Beginning of December we booked a second room block of 15 rooms directly with the wedding department. Guest have until March 18th to book those rooms. The reason we did the second room block directly with the wedding department was because our TA said she could not get any additional rooms at the rate we had for the first set of guest. My Miami wedding contact was able to guaranteed me the same rate that the first set of guest had. All rooms are being counted in our group booking. We did pay the deposit for the wedding ($300) but not for the room block.
To be honest sometimes I have to work around my TA to get answers and get things accomplished. And to think we picked a destination wedding because we thought it would be simple lol!
Originally Posted by krsmith
Well dang! Maybe we should just go through the resort then! We paid a deposit ($850) for the Immaculate Conception package...are you going through the resort? How are you going about booking your guests? I was thinking of using a TA just because I thought it would be more convenient and get better rates, but its apparently not for us! I just want to make it as easy as possible for everyone. How many rooms did you block?
Originally Posted by Bride KSmith
I did not have to pay anything to hold my room block. MP does not require a deposit upfront to hold a room block (at least not with a wedding contract), so I am not sure why your TA would ask for that.
Great STDs! I am just finishing up my message in a bottle STDs and hope to send them out this week! I think magnets would have been way easier and less time consuming! Well I hope that people will be so excited about them it will inspire them to go! Now if I could just get the room block situation under control...
What is everyone doing for room blocks and deposits? My TA says to block 20 rooms we need to pay $2050 up front (which will ultimately be credited to our room). I wasn't planning on having to spend such a large chunk up front...I have so many other things I need that money for! Is anyone else encountering this?