Post # 1
Fiance’s entire family is coming from out of town. I’ve been really good, I thought, about keeping costs down for everyone, but I guess I was wrong. His brother and sister are all over Facebook complaining that the hotel for the weekend will cost them $130 each and how they can’t believe they have to pay that much for their brother’s wedding. For two nights in a four star hotel! Fiance and I are not financially hurting, so maybe we’re a little skewed on what a reasonable hotel room should cost, but if they can’t afford $130 for two nights, I don’t know what else I can do. I just feel so depressed that people are acting like I’m making them spend atrocious amounts of money. It’s really taken a lot of the fun out of it.
Post # 3
Don’t let them suck the life out of you. No matter what you do, you won’t make everyone happy. Focus on you and your fiance, and remember the reason for the day. Side note – I don’t feel like $130 for two nights is too much at all!
Post # 4
Umm $130 for two nights is a really good price. Around here even a Motel 6 costs at least $60 a night ($120 for two nights)!!
I just dropped $200 for a two night stay in a Hilton in Anaheim in September..
Post # 5
$130 for 2 nights is a pretty good deal but to appease them maybe you can give them and your other guests another, more inexpensive alternative for lodging. Maybe 1-star, 2-star, and 3-star options they can choose from so that they don’t feel like they HAVE to stay at the 4-star hotel. Besides if they choose their own lodging they can’t exactly complain because they made the decision themselves.
Post # 6
$130 for two nights if a freakin bargain. Clearly they are just being ridiculous and self-centered- who complains about hotel costs for a sibling’s wedding on FACEBOOK??
It’s not worth your energy to worry about this. They had months to figure it out right? They’ll get over it.
Memo to the world at large: KEEP YOUR DRAMA OFF FACEBOOK
Post # 7
Wow, that really sucks. Don’t spend another minute worrying about it – they’re adults and no one forced them to book their stay at that hotel. Which, BTW is a great price! If they had such a problem with it, they should have booked somewhere cheaper. Tough cookies to them.
Post # 8
@baldor1:I found a Super 8 for $55 a night, but that’s only $20 less or whatever than our reception hotel – we got a REALLY good group rate. It’s listed on the website and they know about it. Anywhere cheaper, and I honestly wouldn’t know where to look. And I guess what really bothers me is that instead of acting like adults and finding a hotel that meets their needs – like I do every week for business travel – they’re booking the reception hotel and acting like I’m unreasonable for holding it there.
Post # 9
How rude! What is UP with people and drama on facebook? If they really can’t afford it, suggest they share a room with another couple.
Post # 10
uhhhh……wow. That’s kind rude…I wouldn’t worry about the complaining, $130 for two nights is UH-MAZING! I just paid $230 for two nights at a holiday inn…Can they just share a room or something?
It’s really hard to please everyone, I’m learning this the hard way. In the end, it’s just a minor detail, so don’t let it ruin your day!
Post # 11
Politely (without mentioning the Facebook message, maybe) offer to refer them to a cheaper hotel or look into discounts like AAA. Maybe your FI can intervene. It was really rude of them to complain, period, but to do it in a public forum is really terrible.
Post # 12
This might be just me, but I think I would have your FH call and mention (very sweetly) that you both had seen their post on FB and ask them if there is any way you could cover 1 night for each of them. I think the possible outcomes are:
1.) They decline. Now they know you know… and that little bit of upperhand *I think* makes you the “grown-ups” here. Someday, maybe when planning their own affairs, they will realize how ridiculous this all was… maybe they’ll feel bad and help out one of their complainer-guests… So, in a round about way, your helpful karma will carry on.
2.) They Accept. Yeah, it would be a bold move, but whatever… I would feel better knowing they had nothing to complain about. If all it takes is a little bit of money to shut them up, I would be all for it.
Good luck, which ever way you decide to go! I recently went through facebook drama, so I know how upsetting it can be! 🙂
Post # 13
I guess they are staying 3 nights, now that I look at the numbers, which actually makes all this even worse! But I will try really hard not to worry about it.
Post # 14
I think it’s rude of them to complain about it so much but I also think it’s sort of presumptious to assume that they can afford it too (though they should go find a Super 8 or something if they can’t instead of complaining).
Post # 15
@starrynight: 3 nights for $130?? Wow… seriously? They’re being ridiculous.
Post # 16
i do agree that 130 for two nights is great but if they dont have much to spend on just accomodation then its not much of a great deal to them.. is there anyway that they can be hosted but family close by to help cushion the cost of them travelling there and cut out the hotel alltogether?