When me and my fiance decided to go along with a destination wedding I did not think it would become as difficult as it has been.
First off our travel agent has been amazing. She got us an amazing price quote from Sunwing. She has been there to answer all my questions really quickly and is super knowledable.
Once we got the details all finalized with her and the resort (RIU Palace Cabo) I made up our Save The Dates. I used a really cool website called paperlesspost.com. Its an amazing website where you can email an rsvp card to everyone who has email. I thought these were a great alternative to typical mail outs just because we only had a certain amount of time for people to guarauntee there spots. These were a quick way to get out all the info to people. I also worked my butt off on our wedding website with alot of help from my MOH.
We were worried about sending out the Save The Date because it was really close to Christmas so we decided to wait till Dec 30 to send them out.
The response was not at all as pleasant as I had anticipated.
The only people booked are our moms and grammas.
My questions for all your wonderful ladies is at what point do I send out a reminder email? I was thinking a month before just to give a pleasant reminder to pay the deposit.
Our price with the travel agent will remain the same up until the wedding. However, unless people pay a deposit by Feb 28, 2015 they will not be guaraunteed a spot. They will then have to hope that there is still room at the resort and on the plane. This worries me like crazy.
I also need to have to my numbers by Nov 2015 so that I know our budget. We are paying person and I dont really know how to explain that to people who want to wait last minute.