In part one of this post
, you learned about how much it will cost you, as the wedding couple and your family to have your amazing Indian destination wedding. You may be wondering, what will it cost my guests? And is there a way to pull that purchasing power together get more goodies for everyone? The answer to both question is an easy, yes!
How much will your guests be paying?
Your guests can expect to spend $200 to 400 per per person per night at a 5 star all-inclusive resort. The reason it's per person versus per night is because meals and drinks are included as part of the all all-inclusives experience.
Since that food & beverage cost is embedded in the room fee, the hotels price the rooms on a per person basis rather than per night. Thus, for a six night stay and including airfare, transfers and room(s), a guest could be looking at somewhere between $3,000 to $10,000 for the entire family (depending on if their kids or parents are coming too).
What are the benefits of buying as one group?
A great way to lower the cost of your dream Indian destination wedding is by using the power of numbers. If you can convince your guests (or better yet, make it mandatory) for them to book their rooms as a group, your entire wedding party will be the beneficiary.
Firstly, the rate per room will be lower, secondly, each guest will earn the same resort credits, and thirdly, you can even earn enough for free rooms, upgrades or events (including the wedding reception itself).
Our partners, Palace Resorts
and Hard Rock All-inclusives
both offer generous group discount based discounts and resort credit programs. Essentially, the more people in your group, and the longer you stay, the more you earn in credits and discounts.
A group booking always requires you to pay a deposit to reserve the block of rooms. So there is some coordination required
to make sure that money is collected from your guests. But it's certainly worth the additional effort. Plus, there are professionals who can help you with the legwork.
Imagine have enough resort credits
for your entire wedding party to go on a tour of the ancient Mayan pyramids at Chichen Itza in the Riviera Maya. When it comes to an Indian wedding, due to size and length of stay, you can expect to earn more than enough resort credits and discounts to pay for an amazing experience.
To learn about group contracts for hotels and how to make them work for your specific Indian destination wedding, feel free to drop me a line through any of our online contact forms
. Make sure to include your name, number and email address so I can respond appropriately. We are here to help.