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#1 malikmakhi

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    Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

    My wedding is April 13, 2013. I sent out the details well over two months ago. As of today only one guest has booked out of 40. I think the cost has scared everyone off. My fiance and I are now thinking about just us and the kids having a simple destination wedding. Any suggestions on resorts who have smaller wedding packages???? I have to start all over again. My wedding is booked as of now for Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay.

    #2 leenancy

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      Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

      The only thing I can suggest is waiting and maybe talking to some of the guests to figure out when they are going to book. It's still pretty early for a lot people to be booking. Not including my immediate family and wedding party, my first guests didn't book until 3 months before the wedding and the last person booked just two weeks before the wedding date.


      I'm sure they will book :) Some people just don't plan that far ahead.

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      #3 AllieH

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      Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:44 PM

      Did you give them a deadline to book? If not, that's probably why no one has booked yet. Or if it's still a couple of months out, they will wait until the last couple of days. 


      I agree with talking to people and finding out what they are thinking - if they are just waiting to book, or if they won't be able to go due to the cost before you change all of your plans. 


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      #4 Chestnutblonde

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        Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

        Don't worry OP! My wedding will be 2 months away on Monday and I still have ppl who haven't rsvp'd and are asking if they can attend. As you're a little under 10 months from your wedding, you still have a lot of time for ppl to finalize their plans. Good luck.

        #5 carori

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          Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:31 PM

          I'm getting married in March 23, 2013 and my guests have not booked either. The ones that are coming have confirmed and RSVP and I have talked to most of them (the ones I expect to really come) and they are just waiting for the right time to book. And I have a reserved block of rooms in the hotel for which I paid a deposit (which will be put towards the cost of the wedding at the end, so no loss!), so the fee of the hotel rooms won't change until February 2013.


          I suggest you ask your guests if they plan to come and advice them on booking early, but some people just don't feel the urgency as we do :)

          #6 Speckles121

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            Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:44 AM

            I'm about 5 1/2 months out and NONE of my bridal party has booked, including my MOH! it gets rather aggrivating some days..they all have their reasons for it..but I still think that they should have been the first people to book..

            #7 FireyNurse

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              Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:34 PM

              We thought giving people 90 days to put a deposit down was a great idea and would be helpful to people and almost everyone waited until the last three weeks to do it, we even had people putting their deposits down in the last 3 hours of the last day! Our wedding is Nov 2012 and we are thinking more people will book, I think many of our potential guests are just hoping prices will go down and/or they will book last minute! 


              It can be tough to bring it up with guests because I felt that people kind of lied to us just to appease us and make us happy and then when the deadline passed they messaged us saying "you might have noticed we didn't book but....." I left it with guests saying that they could feel free to book anyway they wanted up until the wedding and to just rsvp if they decided to come. 

              #8 Lizrmt

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                Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:04 PM

                We also gave everyone a deadline of two months. Only a couple people booked right away, everyone else booked in the last 48 hours. Give it time!

                #9 tyrebride2b2013

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                  Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

                  you have almost a year left before your date I think maybe you should give guests more time.  I agree with the ladies a lot of guests are probably just waiting for whatever reasons.  would hate for you starting all over again and you have already picked your location.  unless of course you want to change t hen if that's the case you should

                  #10 Branya2012

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                    Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:10 PM

                    You still have tonnes of time before you need to do something drastic like changing your complete wedding! Hang in there! Not a lot of people will book a holiday so many months away. We sent out invitations out 6-7 months in advance of the wedding, thinking that would be a better time frame, and even now (4-5 months away from the wedding and 2 months from the RSVP date) people that have said they will book still haven't!


                    Try not to stress and give people more time! Like the brides that have had their weddings have said, some people leave things to the last minute!

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