Friend is getting married on a cruise on Oct 4th this year. She is currently looking at invitations to get printed. She has sent out STDs and so far 79 people are already confirmed for the cruise. She is not able to get a contract with the cruise (Royal Caribbean if it makes a difference) until 90 days out for what time or which room they will have their reception in. (Note: they already have a contract for the wedding date itself but that's it.) At that point, she was told she must know if she will have more or less than 100 people, with each person's cabin confirmation #, so they know which ballroom to book. It is very easily possible that 10 cabins (considering 2 people per cabin) be booked between now and then. Once they book for a particular ballroom, you cannot change it. They will not book the larger ballroom unless you already have 101 people confirmed
Question #1: Is this true? (Someone please correct me/her)
Question #2: At what point will she send out the invite if the RSVP date is 95 days before the cruise? (I give 5 day buffer for her to harass call guests who have no RSVP'd)
Edited: Just found out the catering needs to have final head count 45 days out. But they need to know which ball room to book 90 days out.