Yeah, ours was $150, so even less of an incentive to pay the full amount haha. We have a couple of people who want to jump ship now and go to the hotel next door that is about $200 cheaper. I don't even know if that's the best idea, considering they'd be out of $150 if they do that, but who am I to tell people what to do.
@TinkerSofi Why would anyone change resorts to save $50?!? Unless they specifically want to be separate from the group (which is possible). I don't get it.
P.S. As much as I'm personally going for a more casual wedding, I vote for the suspenders
@ashhtayy Below is the last email I sent to our guests - about 5 days before the (real) booking deadline. We scooped up about another 10-12 people with this (out of a total of about 30 booked with our TA). I also texted a few people who had RSVP'd yes but had not yet booked. I played dumb on that... "Hey, just wanted to make sure you got the email..." (even though I can track when they open it!).
Just a quick note to remind you that the travel booking deadline is this Friday (May 15). Booking by this date will secure the group rate for you, no matter your travel situation (different departure cities, flight + resort package, resort only, etc.).
Of course, you are welcome to make your own travel arrangements. Or, if you are unable to commit at this time, our travel agent is available whenever you are to ready help you find the best rate available at that time. However, please note that the resort is filling up fast and may sell out soon.
Please visit our <wedding web site> for more details and, if you haven't already, please submit a preliminary RSVP. All travel details are available on the web site, and also linked to this email below.
If you don't think you will be able to make it, please let us know via online RSVP or simply reply to this email. We'll be disappointed, of course, but we realize this trip isn't going to work for everyone. And that way, we'll quit bugging you about It
Please contact either of us if you have any questions.
Edited by vancouverpetunia, 22 May 2015 - 08:47 PM.