- 7 years ago
I could really use some advice on this one and apologize for being a bit long but I’ve been brain storming for 2 days and I still have no plan.
Background:My wedding is planned for October and is in florida as it’s the central spot between all the countries me and my FI are coming from. My sister lives in florida and can probably house about 6 people comfortably. Problem is, there are 9 people from my side (11 including me and hubby) and 6 coming from my FI side most from overseas and staying at least 5 days.
The problem: Everyone from my family are trying to stay at my sis house – so they don’t have to spend money, which is a bit unfair to future hubby’s family, but also sis house can’t hold that many people. We tried to rent a house for the weekend of the wedding but how do we tell some people to stay at sis house for free, while others stay at the overflow house and have to pay?
Then we thought everyone should put towards the house – staying there or not- and that could bring the payments per person close to $50 per person – but some complain that they have to spend money on a house they aren’t staying in.
We thought that those at the house would pay for the house and those at sis would pay for the extra rental car to take everyone around – but it’s an uneven expense so same story.
The we thought to keep sis house empty for the night before and weekend of the wedding and everyone stay at the house – but again, non sensical to leave a house empty when there is space there.
Everything I come up with I get complaints 🙁 I even thought to leave them to find their own hotels, but still everyone wants to stay at house (understandably) and there is no way to choose who stays – when I decided, bride/groom, and parents of them only, get to stay, people would still feel it was ‘unfair’. ANy ideas on what to do? ANyone encountered similar instances and can share? THanks in advance! I REAAAAAALY APPRECIATE IT!