Originally Posted by PuntaBride
Congratulations JoeJoe, and welcome to the forum. Don't be overwhelmed by everything that people have gotten started on! You've done the important part by booking your date and choosing your resort. Your next step is definitely to get out the STDs and get in contact with a travel agent and get some group pricing for the trip (better than booking individually). I did this and got a great deal (saved about $300 each). My guests have 90 days to pay their deposit and we are guaranteed a one time price adjustment up until March 1st. So should the price go down we can get a refund for the overpayment. So far I have 35 guests who have payed their deposits. I knew by sending out my invites so early that a lot of people wouldn't be able to commit so far in advance, so i included a "ask me again in 6 months" spot on my RSVP card. I'm hoping to get a second group rate in January for anyone that might be wanting to book at that time. I personally would want to know all the financial information early enough so I had time to save and book vacation time. I have pictures of my boarding pass invites somewhere on here too!
Once you are in contact with the resort they should send you a wedding package with all of the info pertaining to the ceremony, reception, dinner, decorations, and the fees.
Thank you for your feedback. The biggest problem i am having right now is my family's Indecisiveness. i feel like gathering them all and Yelling "Get it together!!" but im not haha. The main issue with my relatives has been the money. Its not a costly vacation that we are asking them to have but i think that's how they see it.
Gotta love the relatives