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Hi ladies,

 

Is anyone doing a planned group excursion?  I want to do a group excursion but am afraid the guests will feel obligated and it will cut short their activites.  If I do does anyone have suggestions for language on the invite?

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We planned group activites (sailing/snorkel trip, welcome dinner with casino night, spa day for ladies, deep sea fishing for guys, surfing, trip to town).

 

In hindsight, we probably should have planned less group activities or played it more by ear when we were at the resort.

 

Once we were at the resort we had so much fun just hanging out by the pool, it became sort of a chore to leave every day.

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We planned group activites (sailing/snorkel trip, welcome dinner with casino night, spa day for ladies, deep sea fishing for guys, surfing, trip to town).

 

In hindsight, we probably should have planned less group activities or played it more by ear when we were at the resort.

 

Once we were at the resort we had so much fun just hanging out by the pool, it became sort of a chore to leave every day.

Thanks Tammy.  Thats what I am leaning toward.  Spending time by the pool for the first few days and a few excursions later.

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Hi ladies,

 

Is anyone doing a planned group excursion?  I want to do a group excursion but am afraid the guests will feel obligated and it will cut short their activites.  If I do does anyone have suggestions for language on the invite?

What did you decide to do?

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Ended up waiting a few days and then went on a zip lining excursion.  I did not do a formal invite, just let people know where we wanted to go and a lot of them wanted to join us.  Several of the couples had already went home which was okay because then I didn't feel like I was taking up the time of the guests that only stayed a few days. 

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We planned group activites (sailing/snorkel trip, welcome dinner with casino night, spa day for ladies, deep sea fishing for guys, surfing, trip to town).

 

In hindsight, we probably should have planned less group activities or played it more by ear when we were at the resort.

 

Once we were at the resort we had so much fun just hanging out by the pool, it became sort of a chore to leave every day.

Your group activities sound like a lot of fun...if you had narrowed it down to just a couple, which ones would you have eliminated?

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We will be doing some excursions, but primarily because my fiance grew up in Jamaica and we know a lot of the guests on his side will want to have some off-resort experiences with him. I have talked him into only planning 2! I vetoed anything the day after the wedding - people will be hung over and tired and I want ONE day when our group is all together at the pool/beach just hanging out. But we are looking (unexpectedly) at 80 guests so we can't accommodate everyone, so we are banking on only a portion of the group wanting to go. We may add it to the RSVP on our website and ask people to confirm ahead of time.

 

Our wedding is on a Thursday, so we'll plan something on Tuesday and Saturday. Not everyone will be there yet on Tuesday and some people are leaving on Saturday, but people can always go off and do things during the day on Wednesday and Thursday before the wedding when we are busy.

 

In the evenings we will have a dinner/bonfire the night before the wedding, then the wedding, but we didn't plan anything else at night.

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