Travel Agent Issues
Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:13 PM
I'm a Riu May '08 bride. I'm having travel agent issues, though, and wanted to see if anyone else thinks this seems unreasonable.
My travel agent JUST confirmed my wedding date last Friday. Last night, though, she sent me an email that said all my guests had to pay their $200 deposit by next Wednesday.
Needless to say, FH and I are floored. We've only just sent out the email to our closest friends and family. I'm not going to ask them to shell out the money by next week!
Has anyone else run into this? Am I being unreasonable?
Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:18 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:23 PM
My guest are able to book individually.. The reason i did it this way, is because everyone has different preferences..
some guest may want to stay for 3 days some may want to stay for 5... some may want suites, and some may just want regular rooms..
i think its better to have them book individually.. then they can pay when they can.. theres no deadline until u get closer to the wedding..
Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:25 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:33 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:10 PM
Those are really great ideas - I think I'll talk to my TA about having people book individually.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:18 PM
Typically with group rates -to secure the rates & space the deposit is due within 10 days of receiving the contract. Depending on the property, time of year, and length of stay the deposit amounts can vary. Many times the brides & grooms will pay for this deposit upfront and that amount will be deducted from their travel.
There are advantages/disadvantages to booking group rates. The quick deposit time is definately one of the disadvantages .
Hope that helped!
Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:44 PM
Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:07 PM
| Originally Posted by FutureMrsButler08 |
Well I have made alot of stuff already, but nothing that would have set me back too far. I just made the max 50 invites and some announcements for the ones that won't make it. It's so sad, I can;t even get my parents to committ and book their reservations... Sometimes I hate people, lol.
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