- 6 years ago
Beware: This is a long, rambling page of text about another “bump in the road of my life”. Lmao! 😉
I am having a semi-DW (4.5 hours away by car) at the coast. We are getting married in July, which is an extremely popular time for beach travel. Obviously, accomodations book up fast for that time of year. When we chose to marry at the coast, I thought the extent of me worrying about guests’ accomodations would be limited to blocking off rooms at the hotel (which I DID end up doing, to be safe, btw). But, it has become so much more stress than that.
I have had the responsiblity of locating a beach house for Future Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law (and several other family members) thrust upon me. Their wish list (which they’re 100% unwilling to compromise on) has made it nearly impossible to find suitable accomodations. They want:
At least 5 bedrooms and 4 baths (preferrably a bathroom for every bedroom)
On or within short walking distance to the beach
Inground, private pool
To rent for eleven days (from a Wednesday to a Sunday)
Has to be a stand alone house, no condo, period
Less than $4000 for the total stay
That might not sound like asking for too much, but it really is. Most vacation rental companies only allow you to rent from Sat. to Sat., and during the in-season, you have to rent in seven day increments, no extra days can be added (FMIL and Future Father-In-Law want eleven days, not seven or fourteen). Anything oceanfront (of that size) is no less than $4000, WITHOUT a pool. With a pool, you’re looking at about $7000 for a seven day stay. Future Mother-In-Law refuses to stay anywhere that doesn’t have a pool because she hates the ocean, and Future Father-In-Law refuses to stay anywhere he can’t walk out to the beach because he’d rather be in the ocean than a pool.
Needless to say, that whole situation has me chewing my nails off right now. But, it’s not just them that needs a place to stay. My mom hasn’t found a place yet, either. She’s not so picky about being on the beach, but she’s gotta find a place that she can afford (her budget is nothing like Future Father-In-Law and FMIL’s) and that is pet-friendly. She hasn’t put her search off on me, but I feel extremely guilty and have been looking for her anyway. My aunt and uncle haven’t even begun to start looking yet, and probably won’t until a couple of weeks before the wedding. My uncle is walking me part way down the aisle and they have custody of my younger siblings, who are all in the wedding. So, they’re gonna have to be there.
The thing about all of those people (FILs, my mom, and uncle) is that they all have big families and a simple hotel room won’t suffice. So, blocking off the hotel rooms did me no good when it comes to them. I am still having to worry myself sick about where they’re all gonna be in seven months.
Sighh. Thanks for letting me get that out. Now I can breathe… a little.