Post # 1
A lot of you ladies know that my son is marrying his sweetheart on June 6th, and that I also have a daughter set to get married next June as well. My son’s wedding is out of town. As a FMIL, back in January ,I booked some rooms that were on sale, CHECKING with family members first to see what nights they were able to stay. Note- I always told them that the wedding was on a Sunday and not a Saturday. “It’s on a Sunday, you know… do you want to stay on Sunday night?” Well, sure… they did… then.
My sale rate is incredible, but prepaid and nonrefundable. Now I am hearing from some relatives that they did not realize the wedding was on a Sunday, so I have been stuck with paying for the extra night/day. Just for fun now, I am going to pay for their other day as well, and give theirempty rooms away to some of my girlfriends who are coming up. If they change their minds about the extra night once they see the rooms, they are out of luck. They are penthouse, executive rooms at the hotel.
Post # 3
People are so strange. Love that you are giving the rooms to your friends, though! Fantastic 🙂
Post # 4
wouldnt they want to stay sunday night too???? that’s crazy. I would take monday off, and really enjoy the wedding! Too bad for them.
Post # 5
Yes, I do think it’s a mistake on their parts- and frankly, hurts my feelings because I specifically asked if they were going to stay through the Sunday before making reservations. It doesn’t completely surprise me though because there have been change ups before in other areas. And it doesn’t make me mad- because I have a backup plan and because the rooms were a great deal. But I think they will regret not taking Monday off- and it will be just their style to change their mind once they see the hotel- but it will be “so sorry” at that point. I wouldn’t mind telling them that I promised the rooms to someone else then at all- my friends will be happy to have them.
Post # 6
thats crazy, but at least you have a back up plan!
Post # 7
I think you should treat yourself to one of those rooms. Sounds great!
Post # 8
From previous experience, I always feel like when people don’t put in a financial commitment to something like this they’re more likely to bail or flake out. Many times similar things have happened to me and now I just leave it to their own accord to take care of themselves (all I do is tell them about the great deal and leave it at that).
The hotel rooms sound wonderful… who wouldn’t want to stay in a penthouse room? 🙂