Kaitlyn & Christian Wishes Japan/GM Lounge- 12/1/2019

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by kaitrex93, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Happiest.Haunt_999

    Happiest.Haunt_999 An aura of foreboding...

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    Yes, the room block comes early LOL!
     
  2. kaitrex93

    kaitrex93 Earning My Ears

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    I barely have my guest list together, how does she expect me to do this already LOL
    *internally screaming*
     
  3. Happiest.Haunt_999

    Happiest.Haunt_999 An aura of foreboding...

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    I know exactly what you mean, that was the biggest headache of the process so far.
     
  4. FSU Girl

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    Ask them if that max number is including a dance floor and a buffet. I have a dinner so I'm not sure if brunch can only do buffet or not. You'll be surprised closer to who says no to coming, I definitely was.

    Its been a while for me now since the beginning of the planning process so I don't remember exactly, but I think I had to turn in the roomblock info really soon after everything was set. I lowballed the number. If numbers haven't changed, you're allowed to lower by 25 nights. I figured that some people would want to stay offsite for cheaper rates, that some of my guest count wouldn't come. So I didn't want to get stuck with rooms I couldn't fill. So I had 50 nights for my 80 guests. When people booked early and wanted more than the two nights I reserved (I had Saturday night and Sunday night and my wedding was on a Sunday) the roomblock number was able to help them book additional nights at the same hotel. When people did this it helped with my final numbers because it added nights. Most of my guests were only staying for the weekend not turning it into a full trip. Another thing, if people book another Disney hotel or DVC room you can get their reservation number to help fill the nights. I would also think about where most people would want to stay. I had Contemporary, Port Orleans Riverside and Pop Century. I originally had only a few nights at the Contemporary, but a lot of family actually wanted to stay there and I had to add nights. Very few booked the middle hotel and the majority of my guests booked at Pop Century since it was the cheapest. People don't need to book the rooms right away, it just locks in these rooms so your guests will have them as an option. Especially since your wedding is during a busy time and rooms will fill up. Many of my guests didn't book until a little before the wedding, but the hotels were all sold out outside of my roomblock when they did.
     

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