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#1 bmont

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    Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:14 AM

    Hi everyone :)

     

    I'm not much of a forum user but I had some time this weekend and thought I would try to get some feedback. I have booked my wedding at the Azul beach and my final payment is due in a couple of weeks. I have put down deposits but I am nervous everyone is going to wait until last minute and I will lose money! Is anyone else as nervous as I am? My planner is ON IT and has let everyone nicely know the implications of booking outside of my group. I'm sure it will work out but not sure if this is normal to feel so uneasy!!!!



    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:06 AM

      Congratulations and welcome to the forums! This such a common problem and I hear it all the time. The only thing you can do is stress to your friends and family how important this is to you and that you have already put money down for them.

      Best of luck!

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      #3 DwBride2Be

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        Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:09 AM

        Eek!  That's a terrible feeling Bmont,    I am a destination wedding specialist, and with all my groups I make sure the B/G only put money down for those who are FORSURE going.   So I hope you didn't put down for too many people.    The worst that can happen is you lose deposits on unused seats,  but I know that can be alot of money depending on how many you paid deposits for.

         

        Good luck!  I think the only other thing you can tell your guests is that the reason they have book early is so you can plan your wedding!  This isn't just a holiday, you need to book menu's and know how many people are going to be there.    Hopefully they can understand that and forget about waiting for last minute deals.



        #4 bmont

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          Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:26 AM

          I put down deposits for those who told me they would be coming 'for sure' only- things change sometimes when you are actually asked to part with money!!
           

          Good thing is that things have definitely turned around. My TAM (I'm learning the lingo already!) called each one of my guests and I only have 3 rooms left to book! I think that people my nature are just procrastinators :) To be honest, it looks like I will actually need more rooms! Lesson learned that we should always remain calm and trust that everything will work out :)



          #5 CaseyLass

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            Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:49 AM

            I think we are going to ask those who are going to pay in advance, that is too scary to try to handle everyone's funds.  Good luck.



            #6 boscobel

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              Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:19 PM

              Oh, I'm so glad that things turned around for you with the bookings.  I was going to say that quite a few of my guests booked last minute (or what seemed like last minute to me since I was trying to plan for everything!).  I think it's hard for people to understand that people like us, who join a DW forum, aren't usually just doing the type of wedding were you show up and everything is done for you.  Some chose DW's for that reason, but some of us like to still do lots of crafts or planning and I think people don't understand that when they book late.



              #7 bmont

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                Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:33 AM

                oh, I am definitely not the bride that wants to show up and plan when I get there! I hired luxe destination weddings to help me with the planning. There is no way I would be able to do it on my own. I think the stressful part is over and I am really excited!



                #8 JayKay

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                Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:59 AM

                Welcome! I'm glad to hear things are working out after all.  Its always a little nerve wracking to put down deposits for other people.  We did the same, and thankfully didn't loose any money, but we had the potential to loose quite a bit.






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