(Closed) bee’s you won’t believe what happened

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s horrible!!! I would complain to the show organizers that they didn’t follow the rules as stated that the draw was supposed to be at 9, and that you arrived at 8:45 (well in advance IMO) only to find out it was already done and had been given to someone else. That’s ridiculous!!! Personally I’d put up a stink because that’s not fair.

Post # 5
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@bakerella: I would have complained as well. That’s BS..

To the OP, I’m glad you have a positive attitude 🙂 Your intended trip will probably be much more amazing because that’s what you guys really want!

Post # 5
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@hollaatmad: absolutely not fair! I would put up a fight about this! They broke their own rules!!

Post # 6
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with Bakerella… I’ve never heard of that happening before

Post # 7
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Hollins House at Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz CA

While I do agree that this is unfair…I was just in Jamaica last month and I can tell you that 2 nights in Jamaica wouldn’t really be worth the $500+ plane ticket per person. I LOVED Jamaica but we were there for 7 days and 6 nights.


The first half day there, you’ll be tired and will probably just stay around the hotel. Then you really only have ONE day in Jamaica, and then the next day you’ll be flying back. IMO, not really worth the 2 days of flying and $1000 in flight.

We live in California, so it would just make more sense to use the $1000 flights towards like 4 or 5 days at a beach near us.

If you don’t live by the beach though, and if you live closer to Jamaica (say just a 3 hr flight) it might be worth it.

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a bit of a different take on this…I won a free ceremony in a location about an hour from where we were going to have it (basically just the ceremony at the venue, no dinner, or bar or anything…just the outdoors). It is in the mountains and totally awesome…BUT…we were going to have it in my parents back yard (beautiful place, overlooking the mountains and the water) and with only 8 people it made sense. (this 8 includes us…LOL). So, now that we are going there we need to spend money on the 2 rooms for 2 nights, food, travel expenses for us and the Justice of the Peace, etc… so in the long run this ‘free’ ceremony is costing us way more than if we had done it ourselves. Part of me keeps thinking that it would have been just as nice and a whole lot cheaper if we hadn’t won (a small part but still there nonetheless). So, I understand completely what you are saying, just the opposite is happening here…enjoy the plans you have made and think of it this way…not many people have the chance to go to Ireland for a honeymoon!

And yes, I agree, I would talk to the organizers but I don’t imagine you will get very far unfortunately!


Post # 9
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with your intial thoughts and @jeannes85:.  It would’ve been nice, but not long enough and you already have your heart set on Ireland.

I would maybe complain and see if you can get anything, and/or just try to get over it. Keep that positive attitude – you will need it.

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