The economy is going to ruin my wedding!
Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:32 AM
You'll also notice family and friends will avoid giving you any kind of answer. I have sent direct emails asking if certain other family events would impact them coming asking only for a simple yes or no and gotten no response. Our supposed BM still won't give my FH an answer on if he's going to be there (been waiting oh 2 weeks for him to look at group prices and say if he was in, deadline to book has passed by the way). He's part of the reason we choose the resort we did, because of the kids activities and now he and his family probably won't be there.
You will get frustrated, but remember the end goal is is a beautiful day for you and you FH. The people who want to be there will be there and those who want to but can't afford to will let you know the would love to but can't.
Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:32 AM
We knew not everyone was going to be able to come, due to it being a DW in and of itself, and especially with the economy like it is but said as long as those closest to us (our parents and siblings) were there, it was fine. And amazingly, we expect about 60 people at our wedding, of the 100 we invited, give or take a little.
Just try to stay positive. The day is about you marrying the man that you love. That is what is most important.
Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:07 AM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:02 AM
You'll figure out something that you and your guests can handle, and everything will work out. Just try not to get too bummed out if people can't make it, and remember that it's about the marriage more than the wedding!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:17 PM
Also I think a lot of people are nervous about making commitments in advance right now because of the economy but as your wedding gets closer you may find more guests realizing they can afford it.
Keep Planning Sister!
Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:55 PM
Wed 9/5/08 at Lake Las Vegas Chapel Fiorenza with yacht cruise reception on the La Contessa and party the next night in VIP section at Club Poetry at Caesars Palace. Stayed at the Ritz at the Lake and checked into the Trump hotel on the strip after our reception.
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:25 PM
| Originally Posted by LC_Rachel |
Lots of brides have gone through this- and it wasn't even the economy's fault. Yes it totally sucks how everything is on the rise and I totally feel for you upcoming brides. But I think it's also giving your guests more of an excuse to play with. If you search this forum, you will find that even in 2006 the brides were struggling with guests not coming for various reasons- number 1 excuse was the cost associated with a DW.
Granted those that have lost jobs due to the recession can't exactly be blamed for not committing. I think the best attitude to have when planning a DW is being thankful for those that can make it, and not even think about those that can't. If you dwell on the have nots, you will spend most of your time being unhappy.
As others have said, those that want to go will still make it happen. Even with things getting shitty, we are still planning trips for the next year because we still want to vacation. We will just have to cut a few corners in our budget to make it work.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 05:42 AM
I'm working on the basis that i'll pay the deposit for the big package and if we have to change it well then at least a lot of it is paid for and its less to worry about at the time
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