(Closed) Gifted our honeymoon, but….

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
Member
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’re confident that she’ll get everything booked, and it just has to happen on her own timeline, then you kind of have to suck it up and wait. If there’s a big price increase, it’s really up to her to let that factor into her purchasing.  Bringing it up over and over will just irritate everyone involved.

The only “acceptable” reasons to press for the tickets to be purchased sooner would be if the destination has a visa requirement, which takes some time to process (but it doesn’t sound like you’re headed somewhere that you’d need a visa) or if the resort is really remote and you’d need to line up a car service, which can’t be done till you know what time you’ll be landing.

Post # 4
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

They’re gifting you a honeymoon…. As much of a planner and OCD person as I am; I’d go bonkers if I was in this situation. If I was in your shoes; I’d touch base with my mom once to state that I’m worried about the flight costs and offer to pay for them myself and if she insists on picking up the tab and booking it; then I’d let it go and focus on other parts of my wedding.

If she’s insisting on gifting hte plane tickets; then the price increases are her responsibility to deal with. 🙁

 

Post # 5
Member
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would purchase the tickets myself and give her the receipt for reimbursement. I really don’t think that’s rude.

Post # 6
Member
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What if sometime when your visiting her start talking about the honeymoon and how excited you are and then suggest looking at flights ‘just to see’. Maybe then you can subtly persuade her to buy them on the spot.

It might be worth a shot.

 

Post # 8
Member
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@redheadem:  I think this is horribly rude and pushy unless the person giving the gift has specifically asked you to do this. If someone said they were going to get you a specific purse as a gift, you’d not go out to the store, buy it, and present them with a reciept for reimbursement.  If you did that to my mom, oh wow, that would not turn out well.

Post # 9
Member
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@fishbone:  I would agree if it were a sweater or play tickets, but she needs to know the flight details. If something goes wrong, she won’t get to go on her honeymoon. I definitely think it’s ok to buy your own tickets in this case.

Post # 10
Member
3267 posts
Sugar bee

If she is paying, she gets to set the terms.  Her terms are that she will book them last minute (which can actually SAVE tons sometimes). 

If you do not like the terms of this agreement, then go ahead and book the tickets on your dime.

Do not provide her a receipt for reimbursement.  That is horribly rude.  She may not agree to repayment.

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