(Closed) everyone’s complaining about money

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

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
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1254 posts
Bumble bee

$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
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2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

$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
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 9
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4547 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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529 posts
Busy bee

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
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 14
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@starrynight: 3 nights for $130?? Wow… seriously? They’re being ridiculous.

Post # 16
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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?

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