Thats one of the other reasons I would like to go with Westjet. The chances of last minute deals is lower so you don't have people that choose to wait and pay less than the rest of the group. I would feel so bad if that happened!
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:23 PM
I may be wrong, but I thought WestJet would hold a certain number of seats, once Bride and Groom put down the deposit, as the other companies did. I would want to verify that though.
Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:53 PM
I ended up going with Air Canada because their pricing was the cheapest. WestJet was easily $300-$400 more.
I would have preferred Sunwing because of all the extras they offered but just didn't work out.
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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:37 AM
@LissaSou Did both you and your guests just have 30 days to put down deposits? Or did you have 30 days then your guests had a bit more time to put down deposits? I'm worried 30 days might be a bit of a rush to get invitations done once we know the resort, hand them out and have people put their deposits down. How did you approach the situation? Thanks!
Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:07 AM
@peachykeen159 We did just have the 30 days. And it was a huge rush! We basically called our guests that would be flying with the WestJet package out of Calgary and let them know that in order to get them the best deal we could find, they only had a few weeks to make a decision and put down their deposit. Everyone was really great about it, as most of them had already started to discuss whether or not they were going to make the trip. It was no surprise that we would be going to Mexico for the wedding.
I'm in the process of sending out invitations now, and our deposits were paid back in February. We have some family flying from other cities that are booking a hotel package through Sunwing and doing their own flights, since we wouldn't have enough people flying from the same city to do another WestJet package. Since there is no rush for them (there isn't a final date they need to pay by) I wasn't in a huge hurry to get the invitations sent. For those that did not want to make a decision right away, we sent them our travel agent's info and just let them know that the pricing was not guaranteed past the final date for deposits.
I think that if your friends and family already know that you plan on having a destination wedding, calling them and explaining the situation would be understandable. Just let them know a formal invitation will follow.
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