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#11 Jencakes21

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    Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

    Your absolutely right! My fiance has said that to me as well. Th most important thing is that we both will be there and will be getting married at the beach, which has been a dream for both of us. Thank you for making me feel better! I'll keep you guys posted and let you know what happens.



    #12 MelB2012

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      Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:35 AM

      My Travel Agent gave me a locked in rate for 90 days, and if I had a total (including us) of 5 rooms booked in that 90 days, it would lock in my rate. Period. The only movement it can make is going down. My TA DID tell me that many people will wait to book until the last minute - it's an unfortunate trend.

       

      I had to put some pressure on some people, namely my parents (my step-dad is a deal finder and wanted to find a better price)... but we ended up getting 8 rooms booked before the 90 days. Now there's still over a year to go, and we're expecting, probably another 8 rooms booked. I'll be happy with 30-40 people. The important folks will be there.



      #13 uhura526

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        Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:45 AM

        I didn't use a TA but I did lock in a group rate for my guests which is good all the way up to my wedding date, however it's on space available basis.  That means, they may or may not get a room if they wait too long.  Invites will go out next month and my RSVP deadline is January 18th.   I need 8 rooms booked and right now we've got 4 rooms booked as of now, but I've also got people who have RSVP'd on our wedding website but haven't booked their rooms yet. It's still early, but I suspect most folks who are definitely attending will be all booked flight/room before Christmas for sure.  I really cannot stress about the guest list. The important folks are all booked so everyone else is icing on the cake for us. I just hope we don't exceed 30 people!



        #14 ChocoTaco7568

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          Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

          My wedding is also 7 months away (May 18th) and the only people who have booked aside from the two of us are our parents (airfare not included).  With our group rate contract, prices are locked and the only variable for my guests is airfare.  I know that many haven’t booked for this reason, and they’re waiting to see how much airfare will drop before completing their reservations as it may impact how many nights they choose to stay.    I'm not worried yet, I expect to see some booking momentum in the next 3-4 months, but if not I can't and won't worry about the either.



          #15 shannonmarie

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          Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

          Originally Posted by MelB2012 

          My Travel Agent gave me a locked in rate for 90 days, and if I had a total (including us) of 5 rooms booked in that 90 days, it would lock in my rate. Period. The only movement it can make is going down. My TA DID tell me that many people will wait to book until the last minute - it's an unfortunate trend.

           

          I had to put some pressure on some people, namely my parents (my step-dad is a deal finder and wanted to find a better price)... but we ended up getting 8 rooms booked before the 90 days. Now there's still over a year to go, and we're expecting, probably another 8 rooms booked. I'll be happy with 30-40 people. The important folks will be there.

          Wow! Your so lucky to have 16 people booked already with your wedding still more than a year out! Ugh, my friends and family will be last minute and it's going to stress me out!


          62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


          #16 Jencakes21

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            Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

            Glad to hear were int he same boat. I guess if less people show up that's more money me and my fiance can save for us! :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping everything works out!



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              Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

              It's all going to work out just great......you'll see :) when you're going the right way, things just have a way of falling into place......happy planning and have the most amazing wedding of your dreams! Enjoy :)


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              #18 Branya2012

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                Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:31 AM

                I'm sure that it makes a difference depending on where you are flying to and from, but the prices for our guests to book went down significantly in the last few months before the wedding (like our family flying from Prince George, BC, Canada to Puerto Vallarta Mexico, saved over $300 when they booked in September for our December wedding compared to people that booked further in advance). I think it all just depends on how many rooms are still available at your resort once it starts getting closer to the wedding. For us, our travel agent was trying to get everyone to book way sooner (we had about 4-5 rooms booked by last September) but if we had the choice to do it again, we probably wouldn't have booked so soon. I would've liked to have waited until even 6 months before the wedding (not necessarily 3, even though that saved our guests a lot of money).

                 

                Booking with a group makes a difference (which, again, in retrospect, we probably wouldn't have done the group thing, at least not so early) but you never know what could happen with your prices! I am sure the travel agent knows what he/she is talking about, but I just wanted to make the point that we were told our prices were not likely to go down either, and look what happened!

                 

                Best of luck! And great job focusing on the positive...you and your future husband are getting the wedding of your dreams and whomever makes the trip with you will help to make it a really special day.

                 

                Originally Posted by Jencakes21 

                My wedding is May 31st. The travel agent just said that the longer people wait the more expensive it would be and the less likely the hotel will have availability for them. I'm really worried that no one will come, I want to cry :( Maybe I'm just having a moment. it feels good to hear about all the other brides on here who are dealing with the same problem. I too put so much effort in finding the most economical place and hotel and I sent my save the dates a year in advance. I've explained to my family and friends that this is an opportunity for them to go on vacation and see me get married. There hasn't been a wedding in my family in over 15 years and I can't remember the last time anyone went on vacation. I'm crossing my fingers everything works out.

                 

                Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

                The truth is that prices will go up as time moves on. My prices have gone up about 40$ in 4 months. What did ou put for an RSVP date? I made it clear to my guests that when they book and put their $150 down, their price gets locked in and it can't go up. That's why it makes no sense to wait till the last min to book... People will come though girl, keep you chin up!
                We had a promotion going on that had an "end" date, which made everyone want to book before it was over

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                #19 RNtoBe

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                  Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

                  I think we are all in the same boat. I was worried and stressing out in the beginning that no one would book. I've had close family members freak out about the price, at this point, the way I see it is, the people who want to be there will be there. I have 20 people that have given a deposit, they have until March to make the final payment. I am expecting people to wait until the last possible minute to see if they can get it for cheaper.



                  #20 Lyman

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                    Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

                    Congrats RNtoB! + welcome to the forum :) haha yes, isn't that human nature ?  I think you're right about a lot of wedding couples being in the same boat - just the way it goes :) That being said, I also believe it will all work out great.......and you'll wonder afterwards why you felt so worried - completely understandable, and also human nature :)






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