DW deposit due date in a month – should I remind guests?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Would you send a reminder out?
    No : (4 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, send an email reminder : (11 votes)
    73 %
    Yes, send a letter in the mail : (0 votes)
    Yes, other : (0 votes)
    Other option - please comment below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m commenting to follow, I am in a very similar situation, with the date a little bit further than yours, but I know I have a few hold outs. 



    Post # 3
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Many of my guests and bridal party are last minute-type ppl who also dont want to pay extra unnecessarily. They asked me to give them hotel and travel info for our destination wedding early w save the dates about a year out, then again with invites about 3-5 months out, and again before hotel blocks close (2 months before the wedding).  we sent the hotel reminder out by email and, in under a week, booked rooms went from about 30 of 55 needed rooms booked to 47 of 55 needed rooms booked and we receieved a few more rsvps too. Nobody was upset to get the reminder at all.

    and there’s no way I’d be upset to get a reminder from you that the locked in rate was expiring or that final payments were due- I’d appreciate it. Just don’t treat ppl like children who are misbehaving and you’ll be fine. I had guests contacting me apologizing for not reserving earlier, I said- no problem at all, do whatever works for you- we only sent the email out so ppl had the info. Or I had guests apologizing that they wanted to make alternative arrangements, I said- no problem at all and thanks for letting us know. It makes no difference to us as long as you’re happy and we get you the wedding itinerary etc. 

    Post # 4
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I don’t really know what to tell you. I too am having a destination wedding in Mexico on July 9 and half of our guests have confirmed they are coming but haven’t booked yet. We are less than two months away! 

    My fiancé and I have the impression that it’stheir  tough beans if they book later and it’s more expensive. We are waiting until one month before to gently remind people.  I really dont want to keep bugging my friends and family over booking. 

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