(Closed) All inclusive "free" weddings

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 46
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2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t get it why are people flipping out on OP? If you’re a guest at a Destination Wedding YOU CHOOSE TO BE THERE!  NOBODY IS FORCING YOU TO GO!

 OP, this happens all the time,  the “free weddings” are never free.  They will get you somewhere regardless. 

Post # 47
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1292 posts
Bumble bee

No one is “flipping out”. People are just pointing out the irony that she is on here complaining about paying $100 for something when having her guests pay for their trips is saving her $1000. And yes, $100 for DIY sashes is dumb. Welcome to weddings. 

Post # 48
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1304 posts
Bumble bee

 

I don’t think the OP is actually saving $1000. The venue is providing a bare bones ceremony for “free” because she hit the minimum number of guests and put a value on these services as $1000. 

Anything above and beyond is chargeable, as the OP has found out. I don’t think shes upset about the $100 alone, it’s the finding out that there are hidden costs everywhere. 

OP – I’m sure you’re frustrated but unfortunately I think you’re finding out how weddings are big bucks and your venue is doing what ever other venue around them does. Personally, I wouldn’t bat my eyes at $100 since the basics are “free” 

Post # 49
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982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I really won’t complain about $100. If I were your guest, I would be spending more money on your wedding than you are. I would be annoyed to have to listen to you.

Post # 50
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1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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nambi_pambi:  aw, happy to hear that! Yes we are doing it elopement style 😀 

Post # 51
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2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

That’s the wedding industry or perhaps, really it’s just par for any type of event venue. Anyway I say just pay and move on. You will be happy that you paid once it’s over and you look back at pics. Gold and navy will look beautiful for sure. 

Post # 52
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7881 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Anyone who’s planned a wedding will tell you it’s an expensive venture even if you’re frugal about it. Free things are never completely free; it just depends on how much the “catch” bothers you. 

Post # 53
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1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

That’s how wedding industry goes.  You pay for everything.  I’m going to tell you that my venue did not allow any DIY.  They required vendors and insured vendors to do everything.  If you didn’t like their chairs, sure, you can get other chairs, rented from a vendor.  You were not allowed to decorate their chairs.  At least you have the option?  Our reception space was a lawn and once it gets dark, my venue didn’t even have lights.  You wanted lights, sure, pay for them to string some lights and also pay for the electricity of the lights.  Otherwise, everyone gets to eat and dance in the dark.  It’s just the way it is. 

Post # 54
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9518 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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nambi_pambi:  if you don’t care about the opinion of Internet strangers why did you post? You do care, you simply do not care for the negative opinions

Post # 55
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105 posts
Blushing bee

Wow. I’m new to WeddingBee and surprised to see how people attack each other. I will keep this in mind for future posting!

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