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I am not sure what is the norm. We did not put prices on the website, just contact info for the travel agent since people will be coming and going different dates and from different locations. However we have lots of people asking us price info and were expecting to find it online. Should we just put general prices online to give people an idea? What did you do?

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We are putting our pricing on the website. Our agent working with us suggested showing the rates for 3 room categories from the city where most are traveling from that she negotiated (Air +Hote +Transfers), however we also referenced that rates were negotiated for ALL departure cities and to contact our agent for exact pricing for their particular travel needs.

 

(Our agent negotiated rates for 5 and 7 day stays from 3 different departure locations and then will deal with the occasional other requests separately)

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Our prices were for the resort only - since we had people traveling from many different locations, it wasn't possible to do a package with airfare included. So we posted prices for different room categories.

 

our wedding website is still up if you're curious. It's on the "Getting there and Pricing" tab.

 

If you happen to be a Canadian bride, packages including airfare are much more common. And I would definitely post those if they are available for your guests.

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I am also putting the prices for the resort on the website.  It gives your guest some idea of the cost.  However, we are stressing to speak with the travel agent for more detailed information.

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I put prices on our website, just to give our guests an idea of the price well in advance!

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Ok thanks ladies! It sounds like everyone is putting prices. Our air is separate too so it will just be prices for the resort. I have some for 7 nights and 5 nights, I guess I could put those up for a starting point and then guests can discuss other options and individual details with the travel agent.

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This is also good for insuring your guests book by your contract deadline to take advantage of your negotiated nightly rate. If they don't know when they have to book by to get the discounted price, they will likely delay... Or worse- book outside your group booking which hurts you for any bonus you receive!

 

 

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@@kmk2016 Yes, I did put the initial deposit and final deposit deadlines on the site and just said to contact TA for detailed info on pricing, but I think I will update it and put some general pricing on there as everyone suggested! thanks!

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Good read. I was debating doing this too!

 

Is anyone putting anything along the lines of a "if you find a cheaper rate, please contact the TA to see if they can price match it" or are you just leaving it empty? I'm not sure if I word it that way if people will be more inclined to look elsewhere haha.

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Good read. I was debating doing this too!

 

Is anyone putting anything along the lines of a "if you find a cheaper rate, please contact the TA to see if they can price match it" or are you just leaving it empty? I'm not sure if I word it that way if people will be more inclined to look elsewhere haha.

Generally the way these group contracts work, is they will honor a one time price reduction to all members of the party if a lower price is found prior to final payment deadline. I simply indicated to my guests "not to worry- we are watching pricing for you"- but told them they must book under our group. I have heard way to many horror stories of some members of a party being bumped from the hotel because it's busy- or not getting a room before sell out because they held out for a "last minute deal"... If everyone is booked under the same contract this eliminates any problems. Not to mention I get substantial credits from the group booking that I don't get if they just book wherever is cheapest (which should be us regardless).

 

 

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