did any of you get any free stuff? upgrade for flight, hotel? any special perks since you were on your honeymoon?
like that friends episode with monica and chandler? heheh
Call like your a planner and ask for these things and see who will do this... Vendors are always throwing in something free for the couple when I call and I do not even ask...
our friends got married last weekend and left for their honeymoon on monday. they'd not told the hotel that they were on their honeymoon so my FI emailed the general manager to let them know and when they arrived the room was decorated with rose petals and they were sent a nice bottle of complimentary champagne.
not sure how likely flight upgrades are..
maybe you shuld tell them it's your bday and maybe they'll sing happy bday and you can get a free dessert with dinner like they do at chevy's?? ;)
flight upgrade - unlikely
we're honeymooning a place where it's probably going to be ALL honeymooners...so i don't think we'll stand out....
hahah, I agree with Maria, probably unlikely that you will get a flight upgrade =( boooo
would be nice tho!
i mean really - it's special to US that we're married and all - but to the rest of the world, we're just another couple on their hm - and theyre concerned about making a profit since they are running a business kwim??
i dont agree. most people see newlywed couples as a business opportunity. you make them happy once, and they will continue to use you over and over. last year we went to cancun and told the hotel clerk we were on our money, they gave us one night free.. plus a fruit basket..
it never hurts to ask ladies.. the worst they can do is say no.
ok if that's what you think... it's called capitalism and they'll bleed you if they can b/c they are playing on the "oooo it's your honeymoon" emotional strings... how do you think the wedding industry has blossomed into a billion dollar industry??? they play on your emo so that you part with your money...
i'm not impressed with a free fruit basket - acutally, i'm not impressed with anything free - if you wanna get me as a customer for life - do NOT kiss my ass, do NOT fawn all over me, do NOT be fakey-nice customer service - give me my space, give me my privacy, be respectful, and be fair... do things efficiently, in a timely manner and i'm a customer for life...
i could give a rat's ass about free chocolates, etc... i care about the big things - things that $$$ cannot buy - we can all buy our own fruit baskets, bottles of champagne, etc... but there is something to be said about actual service - free things are great - but you dont see me signing up at washington mutual just b/c they are giving away free ice cream scoopers kwim??
hahah...they give a way free ice cream scoopers....there is one thing I can cross of my registry! j/k
I too would much rather have them there when I need then then have them kiss my ass, and when I need something...no one can be found!!
JESS!!!! did the hyatt fix that shiot for you??
Even in a place where mostly honeymooners are there can be discounts.
We are staying at Sandals, and we are getting for free:
breakfast in bed 1 day
rose pettle turn down service 1st night and a bottle of champaign
I am all about the goodies to make your trip extra special.
The only catch you have to have a marriage cert or something to verify you are a mooner.
do you tell the place before you go that you are honeymooning to get the free stuff - sorry but i'd take anything for FREE!! (well not so much into fruit baskets! ;)
i'm all about the free stuff and special service if it's done tactfully. it's not necessarily going to buy me as a customer but it can enhance good customer service or be useful in turning around a negative experience. also, i agree with iklein - i think a lot of places are willing to make the extra effort for those honeymooning (or otherwise celebrating) as it is good customer service. i think they realise that a lot of people on their honeymoon may have higher expectations for their trip in general as compared to people on a regular holiday and they have to work a bit harder to keep them happy and make them want to come back.
that's not to say that you can/should expect the extras, but i do think many places give them and i think they're a nice touch.
we booked through costco travel. we went to tahiti for 2 nights, bora bora for 6 days/5 nights. in bora bora, we stayed at the sofitel motu and received a bottle of champagne, our bed was decorated with tahitian gardenias (or was it jasmine? either way, it smelled LOVELY), and we also received free 30 min massages for both of us. i don't really know if they were "free" since the costs were all rolled up into a package, but supposedly they were. either way, we thoroughly enjoyed the special treatment. =)
yep- the night of the wedding we had a hotel reservation at this really nice place near Disneyland (where we went as a "mini" honeymoon the next day, since our trip wasn't for another week) and when we showed up in our gown and tux, they upgraded us to this AWSOME suite for free. More couches than you would ever need!
I would LOVE a fruit basket ! anything free or upgrades would be awesome but not really hoping for some cause then I would be disappointed if I dont get one.