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#2921 DinaQtobe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

Originally Posted by jreist 

We didnt send formal Save the Dates, but we told everyone "sometime within the end of January/Early February", you could do something like that. But yea no rush! 

 

My sister actually created beautiful Save The Dates for me, with "November 2013" on them.  I showed them to some people at work and they said it was confusing....  Though I have been telling people the week we are thinking of.  Though that week has now changed a few times :(



#2922 Peach

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    Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

    Originally Posted by DinaQtobe 

     

    My sister actually created beautiful Save The Dates for me, with "November 2013" on them.  I showed them to some people at work and they said it was confusing....  Though I have been telling people the week we are thinking of.  Though that week has now changed a few times :(

    Even if you do not choose a specific date, once you have your week narrowed down, you could just put the week on them. That is what we did, and then we put our actual date on our website and told people later on. 

    Just something to think about. 



    #2923 futuremrswarner

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      Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

      Yeah I got a really good rate from the TA so I didnt want to turn it down. I considered waiting but who can turn down $1100/pp for a double room. Online, I haven't been able to find anything as low as that for a couple of months.. so I took the deal. My family doesn't really know these things about resorts and such, so it's not that they think they can find a better rate. They just have committment issues. 



      #2924 DinaQtobe

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      Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

      Originally Posted by Peach 

      Even if you do not choose a specific date, once you have your week narrowed down, you could just put the week on them. That is what we did, and then we put our actual date on our website and told people later on. 

      Just something to think about. 

       

      That is probably what we will do.  Thanks for the suggestion!  Put the actual date down on the formal invitations....



      #2925 DinaQtobe

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      Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

      Originally Posted by futuremrswarner 

      Yeah I got a really good rate from the TA so I didnt want to turn it down. I considered waiting but who can turn down $1100/pp for a double room. Online, I haven't been able to find anything as low as that for a couple of months.. so I took the deal. My family doesn't really know these things about resorts and such, so it's not that they think they can find a better rate. They just have committment issues. 


      That's a great price!!  My fiance's family doesn't know much about traveling either.  They told me that they only want to spend 800$ a person on the resort.  I think that is likely impossible! :(



      #2926 missroxy

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        Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

        Originally Posted by DinaQtobe 

         

        Because I haven't even decided on a resort yet (as I want to give my guests the best chance for a good deal), I don't have a wedding date yet.  Which is even more  difficult, to be honest!  People always ask when the wedding is... We originally planned to do the first week of December, then that got changed to the last week of November, and now that has changed again to the second last week of November.  I want to send out save the dates, but I can't since we haven't chosen a resort.  I have a few resorts picked out, but I am finding it really hard to choose!

        If it can help you, at the time when I sent my STD all I knew was that I was going to get married in October in Punta Cana (I had my top 3 resorts). Even on my website, it is not written the resort yet since I just made up my mind on it and might even change if something happen ! They will know all the information on the formal invitations.

         

        I really wanted to give them a full year to save money and plan their time off. At that point, in my opinion, whether they know which resort is pointless. At least they know it's going to be in Punta Cana...



        #2927 missroxy

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          Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

          Originally Posted by futuremrswarner 

          Yeah I got a really good rate from the TA so I didnt want to turn it down. I considered waiting but who can turn down $1100/pp for a double room. Online, I haven't been able to find anything as low as that for a couple of months.. so I took the deal. My family doesn't really know these things about resorts and such, so it's not that they think they can find a better rate. They just have committment issues. 

          Wow yes, that's a really good price ! I hope for you that your guests will do their own research quickly and realize that !



          #2928 futuremrswarner

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            Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

            Originally Posted by DinaQtobe 

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            Originally Posted by futuremrswarner 

            Yeah I got a really good rate from the TA so I didnt want to turn it down. I considered waiting but who can turn down $1100/pp for a double room. Online, I haven't been able to find anything as low as that for a couple of months.. so I took the deal. My family doesn't really know these things about resorts and such, so it's not that they think they can find a better rate. They just have committment issues. 


            That's a great price!!  My fiance's family doesn't know much about traveling either.  They told me that they only want to spend 800$ a person on the resort.  I think that is likely impossible! :(

             

            For Riviera Maya, that might be a difficult task. I've searched around a lot already and haven't seen many that are lower than $1000/pp. Hopefully they will understand and be willing to dish out a little more. It really doesnt help your case that they don't know much about travelling cause they're naive with the prices.



            #2929 futuremrswarner

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              Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

              Originally Posted by missroxy 

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              Originally Posted by futuremrswarner 

              Yeah I got a really good rate from the TA so I didnt want to turn it down. I considered waiting but who can turn down $1100/pp for a double room. Online, I haven't been able to find anything as low as that for a couple of months.. so I took the deal. My family doesn't really know these things about resorts and such, so it's not that they think they can find a better rate. They just have committment issues. 

              Wow yes, that's a really good price ! I hope for you that your guests will do their own research quickly and realize that !

               

              LOL for my sake to be able to plan further, I hope they will realize it too.. that I'm just trying to help them out by offering a lower prices. It's just stupid cause they're like 90% sure they'll be going... That's a pretty high percentage if you ask me to not be booking with me now for the low price.



              #2930 RNtoBe

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                Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

                It sounds like I'm in the exact same boat as everyone. I've had my aunt and cousin (who is a bridesmaid) complain about the group rate that I received. They contacted a different travel agent and found a rate the was $28 cheaper so they refused to put a deposit down. They have yet to book and are waiting for a "deal". I don't think our resort really offers deal and has been to known to sell out. I actually think they are going to end up paying more because they waited. 




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