- 4 years ago
- Wedding: February 2017
We’re getting married February 2017 in Punta Cana. We’ve been to the resort a few times before, and the price has always been under $1,800 per person for 7 or 8 nights, flight and hotel included. I got a few quotes from travel agents, and they’re all quoting around the same thing, 4 nights for $1,500 per person, flight not included.
Now I know the perks of using a travel agent, they keep track of your guests for you, help encourage your guests to make payments that are due, and can get free room credits with the more people that book, but I’m considering not using one. I hate the idea of asking everyone to pay so much more when we’ve booked vacations for way less! I don’t mind keeping track of guests booking info, and I don’t mind not getting room credits for our stay if it means keeping the price down.
My only question is, is this normal? I’ve only been invited to one destination wedding and they used a travel agent. I’m just wondering if it seems rude, that when we send our invitations out, we’re going to suggest the online booking agents we use, and not have a travel agent. Does this seem rude to be like, this is the date of our wedding, good luck planning your trip! Because realistically, the only reason we don’t want to use a travel agent is because the prices quoted are so much more expensive. We’re going to recommend Cheap Caribbean, because we’ve always gotten great deals there and they do payment plans so our guests won’t have to pay for it all up front. Is this something that sounds okay to do?