Here are the top 5 questions wedding guests ask when they get the invite to your destination wedding!
1. “When should I book my reservation?”
The couple’s wedding website should indicate your booking deadline, but if you want the most options with the best rates, it’s best to book early. Since the bride and groom need to know who is attending in order to plan seating, meals, and cake, we recommend you make your room deposit as soon as you get the invitation, but at the minimum, book by the booking deadline so they can plan their wedding accordingly.
2. “How much will this cost us?”
Room rates are usually posted onto the couple’s wedding website. Occasionally, instead of rates, you’ll find a quote request form. To get an accurate quote from us, you’ll need to fill out and submit the form and we’ll reply with a custom quote. The more details you can provide, like how many nights you plan on staying, or where you’re flying from, will help us give you a more accurate cost. Typically for guests, a destination wedding can cost from $1,000-$1,500 per person depending on some of the details noted above. This covers your flights, accommodations, and food/drink for 3 or 4 nights.
3. “Is everything included?"
Although tips are technically included in your resort package, you’ll want to bring some 1’s and 5’s for the bartenders and servers taking care of you throughout your stay. Keep in mind, your shuttle driver isn’t a part of the resort staff, so bring some cash for your transfer driver. Additional excursions or spa treatments are also not included and can be paid with a credit card at the hotel.
4. “What if I find a cheaper price somewhere else?”
We work hard to ensure you receive the best rates possible. If you do happen to find a more affordable option online, just let us know and we’ll look into it. We can usually spot why a rate looks cheaper. Most of the time it is because the airport transfers are not included, or it is the wrong hotel. We'll try to figure out why, and go from there. Only rooms booked in the block at the group rates count towards the couple's wedding amenities, though.
5. “What if I run into issues traveling?”
The best thing to do if you run into travel issues is to come to us! We are available by phone or email and our travel partners have 24/7 help desks you have access to. Please avoid getting the couple involved, as they will already have enough on their plate. Just be polite and patient, and things will get worked out as soon as possible.
For further questions, feel free to reach us below and we’d be happy to assist!
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