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#1 MoBayBride2B

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    Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:21 AM

    I have been dealing with this issue for a couple weeks now, the rates for the resort are finally available and I have had a good number of people put down their deposits but a couple of my bridesmaids and a few close friends have not yet put theirs down because they are single.  The rates we were quoted were for double occupancy and of course it is more expensive to stay in a single.  I was considering bunking people together but I'm not sure how that would be taken (as many of the ladies are hoping to have found someone by then)


    Has anyone had this situation?

    45 booked including Bride & Groom

    #2 celticgirl

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      Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:54 AM

      I posted this in another threat! so i am going to copy and paste.  I had this situation too, and for the most part people dont mind saving a couple of hundred to bunk with someone else.


      What we did was we sent out RSVP's, and for any of the singles that RSVP'd we kind of grouped together and sent out messages telling them that if they want to save a few bucks (it was 400 less to bunk up with someone) that they could room with someone else, really, how long do you spend in your room when your at your tropical paradise?? Everyone asked to be bunked with someone if there was room, we even had groups tripple up. We grouped people with similar interests and went from there, most of ours knew someone in the "singles" pool so that made it easy as well.


      Now with that being said, IF they find other people by then, they can always switch around rooms when they get there! The hotel wont care who is staying where, for example we had someone book with a friend, then their boyfriend and another one of our friends booked a room, so the boyfriend and girlfriend will room together and the friends will.. even though they arent listed together in the booking... Or we had an instance where the first kid was 400 but the second one was 700, so what we did for that was we sent one child with the parents, and then listed the other child as traveling with another couple, but in the end the child will still room with the parents!

      Sorry for this being so long, hope it helps!

      Breezes Trelawny- Jamaica
      January 7th, 2012

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      #3 MoBayBride2B

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        Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

        Thanks, this is very helpful!

        45 booked including Bride & Groom

        #4 Kat1919

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          Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:21 PM

          Great advise!


          I have many single friends and I love the idea of just sending out an email, because I know my friends would take it from there and start grouping up if they wanted to save $!


          #5 JayKay

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          Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:44 PM

          We also have a few singles coming.  Most of them know each other so they are choosing to share a room rather then pay the higher single prices.  We kind of left it at their discretion whether or not they wanted to share a room or not and most have chosen to share but a few are staying single and are okay with the higher cost.  I guess it is what ever they feel comfortable with.

          #6 anichols8

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            Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

            Like many others, I am going to contact the single people and let them know they can "roommate" to save if they would like.

            #7 Bruuning17

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              Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:12 PM

              I was wondering what to do about that as well.  Good suggestion to connect them to each other through email.  I know most of our friends will get along with each other and I'm sure they'll appreciate saving the $ 

              #8 Coco YUL

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                Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

                Great idea... 

                Still looking for the resort but trying to find one with no extra fee for single... if possible :)

                #9 anna524

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                  Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:34 PM

                  thats really helpful thank you!

                  #10 Sllefebvr

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                    Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:45 PM

                    Wow, I have not even thought about this!! I swear I thought destination weddings were supposed to be easier to plan!! Haha I was I wrong!!

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