(Closed) Did you/are you paying for your guests' airport transfers?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Did you/are you paying for your guests' airport transfers to your DW?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    9 %
    No : (21 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
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    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    hmmm, don’t most people book an all inclusve package to those places?  which would normally include the transfers?  that’s how it was for my wedding in Jamaica. I didn’t even consider covering the transfers for my guests (as in, it didn’t cross my mind as something to do) and i don’t think the guests considered that i would either. I mean if they are paying their own airfare and hotel, why would they suddenly expect you pay their airport transfers?  it’s part of the travel costs if they decide to attend to your Destination Wedding.

    Post # 4
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    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are not doing a Destination Wedding but we have a really high percentage of out-of-town guests coming into two different airports. For the International guests who are coming into the far-away airport, we are either picking them up personally (fi’s parents) or paying for a car service, fortunately we got the car service via Groupon so it’s not too painful, and they all land around the same time so we can minimize the number of cars.

    For the domestic guests, most are coming from the close-in airport, and for these I simply provided a list of their transportation options (super shuttle, taxi, subway) and approximate cost.  Fortunately the cost to the hotel from that airport is pretty cheap, usually under $15, so I don’t feel bad allowing the guests to absorb this. We simply have too many guests and too many arrival times to line up the transit for all of them, and from that airport, a taxi really is cheaper than a transit service.

    Post # 5
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    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Miss Grey:  omg im going through the same dilemma right now!!! I’m getting married in DR as well, and flights are SO MUCH cheaper flying to Santo Domingo and La Romana rather than straight into Punta Cana. We are also contemplating paying for guest’s transfers from the farther airports. We got quoted the following

     From Santo Domingo-

    • 2 people in a van it’s about $199 per person, round trip.
    • 6 people sharing the van -$90 per person, round trip.

     From La Ramona

    • 2 people $99 per person, round trip
    • 4 people $55 round trip per person, round trip.

     

    Post # 7
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    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We did not pay for airport transfers because it was just so confusing.

    Most people rented their own cards. Some had airport transfer included in their package. In the end there were maybe only 6 people (all to different places) who had to take a taxi but the taxi was pretty cheap (maybe $10 per trip). We could not book those taxis in advance and the 6 people were all arriving at different times. The only one to pay for airport transfer was to reimburse them so we decided not to do it.

    Post # 8
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    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Miss Grey:  Thanks for the link! I put our guest dates in, but found it to be pricier than the rates I got. Maybe because it’s in October???

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