My Fi and I had two wedding deposits with resorts that offered a full refund. Our specific wedding date was very important to us since itâ€™s our anniversary and itâ€™s also on a Saturday evening which seems to get booked quicker than other days and times of the week. Iâ€™m definitely glad that I didnâ€™t wait, because there are 5 Brides on just on BDW with the same wedding date and two of them are getting married at resorts that I originally considered. If you donâ€™t have a specific date in May, day of the week or even time of day that you want to get married, and if you havenâ€™t found a venue that â€œfeels rightâ€ then I say wait until after your site visits to worry about wedding deposits. We didnâ€™t have the benefit of completing a site visit for any of our top venues. We pretty much trusted the advice of BWD, our TA, and Tripadvisor when making our final selection.
ChocoTaco, thanks for inviting me to this thread!! Hi ladies, I will hopefully be a May 2013 bride in the Riviera Maya!!! My fiance and I still haven't decided on a venue and I'm getting really nervous that we won't get May if we wait too long! We are planning on going to the Riviera Maya the last week of July 2012 to visit places and do all the planning we can onsite. My FI doesn't want to decide until we do site visits in July!! Do you ladies think it's a big risk? Should I book places now that give 100% refund 6 months before the wedding? I have looked a lot on-line but nothing seems right...
Yeah $500/night is definitely pricey. Hopefully things come together for you soon especially confirmation of Cloisters for your venue (fingers crossed).
Originally Posted by MissBubbles205
I wish I could get my rooms booked already!.. At a regular price of around 500 a night, I'm sure our guests will be thankful of us waiting for sale prices though.. I want to book the Cloisters ASAP to secure our day and time frame, but we loose 2350 regardless of why we might cancel.. So Hopefully Atlantis will pull through for us soon. If anyone has been to the Bahamas, is there an AI you recommend on Paradise Island or close by?
Seems like its easy and stress-free to book in Cancun and Riviera Maya.. Makes me wish we would have chosen a place at one of those locations..