The wedding is 4 months away.. and the standard room are sold out!

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Janineforever:  how much notice did your guests have? They’re grown ups and it’s on them if they waited this long to book a room for a destination wedding. You shouldn’t have to uproot your whole wedding for stragglers. Boo them. 

Post # 5
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ya sorry people should know better, are they going to be unhappy? YES, is it your fault or Sandals? NO

Post # 7
4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’m assuming you and FI picked Sandals vs another resort because that’s the one that you two preferred? Did you have a block of rooms reserved until a certain date? Agree with “too bad so sad.” It’s VERY generous of you to figure out other locations for them/bus passes- but they should pay for the transport themselves.

Post # 8
6450 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with all of the PPs. They should not have waited so long to make their reservations. I don’t think you should move your wedding. Can they just stay at another hotel in the area?

Post # 9
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

This has just happened with our wedding too. At first I felt stressed and then I realized that they are all adults and should have booked sooner. Don’t worry about it!

Post # 10
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it’s not your fault. you gave plenty of notice, so don’t feel bad. hold your wedding where you planned to. they’ll figure something out.

they were the ones who waited until the last minute. they have to deal with it. not you.

Post # 11
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 1993

@Janineforever:  I’m almost positive that the room rates you’re seeing for Sandals are not per-person per day, but per-room per day..since all Sandals rooms are for two people.  In addition, your guests could stay at Sandals Carlyle, which is at the lowest end of the Sandals chain and is more of a regular hotel, or even Sandals Royal Caribbean which is also in Montego Bay.  Sandals offers regular shuttle buses between the resorts for their guests.  Hope you have a great time!

Post # 12
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


@primrosehedge:  +1

I agree. Maybe another Sandals in Montego Bay will be more affordable and they can just shuttle over. I don’t think you should move your wedding though! You pick there for a reason(went with my fiance in 2010 and had an excellent time!its beautiful)! Good luck and congrats on your upcoming wedding:)

Post # 13
5248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Janineforever: Ughh! that sucks! this is exactly why I gave a due date for people to book by!!! I didnt want to be stuck in a tough situtation like this. If you want alot more people to attend then change the location but if you are happy with who has already booked and the others waited to long then too bad so sad for them!!!

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