(Closed) Worst news ever!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am so sorry you are going through this stress- where are you getting married that it is so expensive to visit?

Post # 5
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5183 posts
Bee Keeper

@star_shine: OMG! can you consider doing a Destination Wedding closer to his family or yours?

Post # 7
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1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m sorry you’re having to go through this. Is there anyway you all could look further into getting discounts and cheaper accomodations? Look into the cheapest times to fly, share rooms and rental cars, not go out to eat a lot. If some of those big ticket items, like cars and hotels, could be shared, it should lessen the financial burden. It would be a shame if family couldn’t attend your wedding. If not, I think you should think about maybe do something closer to family if you want them to be able to come since it may currently be too difficult for them.

Post # 9
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@star_shine: I imagine are you still a few months away from the wedding, right?  How are the flights so expensive? 

I do a good amount of business travel.  Even going from the small, expensive airport where I live, I don’t find round trip tickets going to the other side of the country for more than $500-600.  If i drive two hours north to Dulles, the fares drops by at least $100-$200.

 

Perhaps they are factoring a week (or more?) of staying in a hotel?  They could probably rent an entire home for less.  Most areas have some sort of vacation rentals…maybe they can look into that.

 

 

Post # 10
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714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

DW= destination wedding

This doesn’t really make sense to me.  Where are they flying from and where is the wedding located.  $3000 per person sounds WAY high for travel within the US.  Unless they are flying from east coast to Hawaii or something.  Have you booked everything for your wedding already?  Can you get out of things without breaking your budget?  Maybe you could do a wedding in Vegas?  Travel to there is usually pretty cheap from all over the country.

 

Post # 11
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: I agree.  My husband travels across the country on short notice and still only pays $500 to $600 for the flight.  I would also look into rental homes for the entire family as she suggested.  This would be a lot less expensive for a group of people than a hotel.

Post # 13
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1899 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Why do they need to stay for the week? If they arrived either the morning of, or the night before your rehearsal dinner, and stayed until the day after the wedding, that would be 3 or 4 nights max.  That would cut down on hotel costs, car rental, food costs, etc. I’m sure it would be nice if they could stay for a week but it seems totally unnecessary considering the financial burden that would cause. Cut it down by several days and you can save a ton of money while still being at all the wedding events. 

Consider having someone watch the dogs, and save on boarding costs. Maybe join zip car (what city are in you?) instead of renting a car for the entire trip. So that way they could use a car whenever it was needed (i.e. to get to the wedding events, go to dinner) but aren’t paying for a car rental when they are just sitting at the hotel.

Post # 14
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1899 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Also consider priceline (“choose your own price”) for hotels. You don’t get to pick your hotel, but I’ve gotten 4 star hotels in Times Square, NYC for $100/night that would usually go for $300/night.

Post # 15
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My own mother isn’t going to be in town for a week for my wedding.

 

Is the best man not an adult?  Why are his parents covering costs for him?

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