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#1 nadiakat17

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:01 PM

I am wondering what people are doing for this. We are looking into it, and for the boat and amount of people it will likely roughly be 2000. I kind of want to be a good hostess and pay for it, but that is a LOT of money...

 

My friends destination wedding is in Oct, she is doing this but had people RSVP and pay through the catamaran site on her website. On her actual wedding invitation under Events it mentions the catamaran but not anything about the cost, and I guess people just found out when they went to her website. I don't really know what I think of this..

 

So if you aren't paying for it, how do you phrase it and how do you collect the money?



#2 kmk2016

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

If it's part of your official wedding events/ you should pay.... If it's an optional excursion you are suggesting, then it's ok to have guests pay.

IMO

#3 calgarybride2015

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:39 PM

I agree with the above. If you want everyone to attend and make it an official event you should pay or at the very least pay 50%. If you list it as optional then they can pay themselves!!

I like the optional one myself but not just on the cost. You will have people who don't want to go for whatever reason. I guess if you paid for the whole boat not per person you wouldn't lose money on those who don't go. Hope that made sense.


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Ps - your friend should have listed there was a cost involved from the get go.

I'm thinking being blunt is the way to go.
We are going to probably do one for my stagette and it will be clearly noted as optional and what the cost is.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 07 August 2014 - 03:42 PM.

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#4 projecttwayne2015

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

We are having a catamaran tour for our guest and we are paying for the cost. The tours in Costa Rica are a bit more cost effective but nevertheless we have 81 guests attending. What we did was connect with a tour operator in Costa Rica and they provided us with a group discounted rate.

The other option might be to only have a catamaran tour with the immediate family and bridal party.

#5 rtscent

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:02 AM

Hi @nadiakat17 I'm doing a catamaran trip for my guests. Fortunately for me the rental itself is free bc I qualified based on how many guests that I booked. This was a perk incentive offered by my travel agent. I do have to cover food and beverages on my catamaran and my guest max is 40 ppl so I will have to get RSVP for this. I have about 65 guests I'm hoping not all of them want to go! It's a 4 hour snorkeling cruise to marina moroma


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#6 nadiakat17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:22 AM

@rtscent- how much do you think the food and beverages will cost per person? For the one I was looking at the cost of everything is included in the rental so it was about 40$ per person, wondering if this is roughly the same. I will try to negotiate something with different companies. 



#7 calgarybride2015

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:29 AM

@rtscent- how much do you think the food and beverages will cost per person? For the one I was looking at the cost of everything is included in the rental so it was about 40$ per person, wondering if this is roughly the same. I will try to negotiate something with different companies.

$40 per person all inclusive is a wicked price IMO if it also includes some activities. Do you get anything like snorkeling or does it just include being on the boat with food/booze? In Cuba I paid a lot more than $40 but had all the booze, lobster lunch, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 10 August 2014 - 10:30 AM.

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#8 nadiakat17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:12 AM

it  has all you can drink booze, a hot lunch (probably more like chicken, not lobster), snorkeling- it is a half day thing too. I wish there was swimming with dolphins- that would be awesome!



#9 NickiLynn1116

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:53 PM

We are going to be doing a group excursion, but we aren't paying for it.  It will be optional for our guests.  I am going to put the word optional next to it and the amount of the trip per person.     This way there is no confusion on if we are paying for the excursion or not.  They can be rather pricey, wish I could afford to pay for everyone but with the wedding budget is tight.



#10 spjwedding

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

We are paying for the catamaran and that includes open bar and parasailing but no food. My planner found us a company that would do it for under $800/ 3-4hrs. We are only asking our guests to pay the $10/pp park fee. We listed this on our website under weekend activities and stated they could bring whatever snacks or have the hotel pack a lunch. Everyone is so excited!




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