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#1 Soon2BeMrsW

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    Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

    My fianc© and I are trying to decide on a wedding date for our wedding next summer in the Mayan Riviera. We have it narrowed down to two dates, but we can't seem to agree on which date would be best for most of our guests. Choice A - Wednesday, July 16. Our group would likely depart from Edmonton on Saturday, July 12 and return on Saturday, July 19. Some may stay longer, if they choose to do so. Choice B - Friday, August 1. In this case, our group would probably depart on Sunday, July 27 and return on Sunday, August 3 of the long weekend. Again, some may chose to stay longer, if they choose to do so. Our question is this... Do you think that our guests would prefer to travel during a regular week (choice A) or travel during a long weekend (choice B)? Keep in mind that both options would require our guests to use 5 vacation days, if they come for the week. Thoughts???

    #2 AllieH

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    Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

    If I had to guess, the preference would be to do it over the long weekend. But I know that flights are usually more expensive over holiday weekends too - does that affect your pricing (may be a good question to ask your travel agent!).

     

    I'd also suggest having the wedding earlier in the stay vs. later. We waited 5 days after our arrival, and I wish we'd done it just a day or two after we got to Mexico.
     


     

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    #3 OCT 2013 BR

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      Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:35 AM

      Is not easy choosing dates to accommodate everyone..We are getting marry in October 19, 2013 so far we have over 100 booked.  We chose a Saturday wedding to give everyone options.  I reserved seats on several flights & blocked rooms at our resort.  We did a few on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Must of our guest have kids and would not be able to take a week off from there families.  I love both your date which is Summer months and must kids are off.  I would choose choice B.  Because i would want to take my kids to someone else wedding!!  Best of luck an one again is impossible to please everyone...



      #4 MelB2012

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        Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

        Might be easier to plan for a regular week. If they would have to use the same amount of vacation days for your selected dates, then might as well use the regular week.

         

        It sounds selfish (Trust me, I've had to deal with it)... people want to make their own plans for long weekends. So it might be best to avoid dealing with that potential stress.



        #5 DeeP10

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          Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:56 AM

          Is not easy choosing dates to accommodate everyone..We are getting marry in October 19, 2013 so far we have over 100 booked.  We chose a Saturday wedding to give everyone options.  I reserved seats on several flights & blocked rooms at our resort.  We did a few on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Must of our guest have kids and would not be able to take a week off from there families.  I love both your date which is Summer months and must kids are off.  I would choose choice B.  Because i would want to take my kids to someone else wedding!!  Best of luck an one again is impossible to please everyone...

          Hi May I ask how you go about reserving seats on an airline? Most of my guests will be coming from Fll but it seems AA is the only one who flies to Punta Cana from here that time of year. October. They also only fly out of Miami. The prices are steep and I wanted to know what airlines do for " reserving" dates or group rates. Thanks




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