(Closed) Bride raising price

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
Member
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Ouch – as a Destination Wedding couple, my husband and i tried our best to make the visit as easy and comfortable as possible for our guests – they booked their own rooms in their budget (a range from 125/nite – 350/nite), were given the option of sharing in some lofts, paid for transportation all weekend long, dinner and drinks 2 nights, etc – this couple is not making it easy on you.  I would think about what you guys want to do as a couple.  If the 500 will make a huge difference for you, i would look for alternative accomodations.  But if the trouble isn’t worth it, pay the money.  At least get a detailed reason why your price has gone up.  Do you get a better room?  Better view? Food included? Something?  If you’ve been downgraded, or are paying for any guests that may have cancelled their reservations (if the couple is passing the lost money to the guests, instead of eating it) I would have a cow.

 

Post # 4
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408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Whoa!!! This is $500 not $5 bucks; a huge difference and I completely understand how you feel! The bride is being inconsiderate, try to find other accomodation thats within your means; if not available, then you two will have to make a very difficult decision. Go or stay? 

Post # 6
Member
1580 posts
Bumble bee

oooh yeah, that is a terrible situation. It sounds like the bride may have gotten herself into a pickle by putting down depostis, and then others may have backed out and she is trying to get the other guests to compensate for it….

If she didn’t get a response via email from you, then she should have called you. The $500 wouldn’t bother me as much as not being in a private room. I don’t know if I would pay. I think I’d tell her that you budgeted a certain amount and you can’t afford the extra $500. It depends on how close your fiance is with the groom, but I would probably be sour all weekend if I still had to go to the wedding.

This is why people should always just book and pay for their own rooms. I’m setting up a hotel block, but I am definitely not reserving or putting a deposit down on rooms for my guests. Where is the wedding?

Post # 8
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I would contact the place you’re staying directly if it’s a hotel or resort. If she’s passing wedding costs onto you as a guest, I would have a fit. Just verify the price of the rooms and if there’s a disparity, eek.

Post # 9
Member
1580 posts
Bumble bee

Ok, so you’re locked in to going. I’d say do a quick internet search for cheaper rooms. If your fiance knows any of the other guests, I’d have him contact them just to see how much they have to pay. If they are all paying as much or more than you, then you can at least know that you aren’t being taken advantage of. I’d still tell the bride that the $500 isn’t in your budget and definitely ask how the charges have been split between the guests, at least so you know and wont be so upset about it. Perhaps you can get them a less expensive gift to offset the additional cost.

When did you actually find out about the additional cost? New Years is one day away! How many nights are you staying?

Post # 10
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Oh I didn’t see your response.

That is so not right. I’d respond by saying you could only afford the previously chosen room. No one has the right to choose for you what you can afford.

Plane tickets may not be refundable, but you can usually use the ticket for somewhere else..

Post # 12
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would look online for rooms.  I’m sure there are ones that are unsold.  This isn’t a reasonable request for her to just expect you to pay $500 more for a shared room with people you don’t even know.

Post # 13
Member
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It was VERY inconsiderate of her to change this last minute and the fact that it’s $500 more?! Wow….I feel for you. I’d definitely look around. CAll hotels and see if you can go on a waiting list–while most places will be booked, there is sure to be a guest or two who doesn’t show up somewhere

Post # 15
Member
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would be livid!  I would seriously consider not going, since it sounds like you’re not terribly close to the couple.

Post # 16
Member
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Im sorry but there is NO way i would pay for that  200 bux, maybe 500 no way, especially not to share a room with people you may not even know!  No way.  I would tell her that I am not paying for it simply because its way over your planned budget.  Does she not realize our economic crunch??!!!

Not only that, but why on earth should you be greatful?  Wow.  She has some nerve

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