I am sorry to hear about your house. It's always something. I hope everything works out soon
Originally Posted by murmel
Sorry to hear you couldn't get your orginial quote of $800, but $1285 is still awesome. We are staying for the 2 weeks and our price is way higher (I think it's about $1570). If your FI is so worried about the cost, you could always fly home after the week, and then do a last minute selloff (but of course you don't know what will be offered). Hopefully he will take some time to look at prices of other resorts and just compare. Good luck!
Talking about venting and stress, the last week has been insane. I finally listed my house for sale, and it sold conditionally in 36 hours (selling my house, cause I moved in with FI). Anyway the buyers inspected the house mulitple times over,and then today told me I had to reduce the price by at least $10000 to redo the boiler/furnace system to what they wanted. Keep in mind that the furnace/boiler both work right now. There were a few other little things, and I agreed to reduce the price slightly. But the buyer told me that wasn't enough. I don't know what they are expecting...you buy a house, and then choose to do improvements yourself, you can't expect a 70 year old house to be perfect! Sigh....anyway the deal's off, and I am hoping another comes soon! I just hope it sells soon, so I can concentrate on wedding stuff
We are paying $1410 per person for 9 nights/10 days in the lowest level suite. Though we are getting upgraded so I am super excited about that.
Originally Posted by TLGnhci
Mahalo79, who is your travel agent? What is your total rate? I feel like there's a huge difference in their rates which is crazy to me. Our guests are paying $1206 for a week in the lowest level and I had to battle to get that down. Now, I guess to make up for that loss, they've bumped up all the other categories. Some of our guests had really wanted to do the swim ups but they are charging us and our guests $1700/pp for just the next level up, not premium. That's $500.00 more pp, and people just aren't going to do that. My FI and I really wanted to premium swim up and were told that it would be $760.00 more than our regular rate (total) and now we've ended up paying $1400.00 more for a grand total of $3800 (for the both of us, for one week). Sorry to rant here, but I just think it's crazy that the rates can be so different. It's like people make them up. Grr.... :Op
Good luck with the sale of your home!!! Fingers crossed for you!
Great information Daniepps!! Thank you!!
It is stressful. I got less than 30 days to go and have to say it wasn't as easy as I thought. Why is the destination wedding so much harder? I am happy to hear that you are being positive about everything. It will work out. But everyone is having one of those moments... money is definitely one thing I am super stressed about but my mom keep reminding me is that half of the money we are spending is really for US not for the guest...like the hotel and flight, etc. And she is right. Half of my budget is actually being spent on US.
Originally Posted by beaz2be
Okay ladies, I am writing this post in a hopes to affirm something for myself. I have been feeling and expressing a lot of negativity over my wedding this past week or two. Both on this forum and just a feeling I've had. It's felt like more stress than fun and that is NOT what I want my planning experience to be. I think partly it's because planning a wedding IS really stressful; partly because I picked up my dress last weekend - which was awesome - but has also made me a bit overwhelmed about this day actually happening and all that needs to be done before that; and partly because a lot of the work I've done to date hasn't resulted in anything tangible, other than bills to be paid. I've done a LOT of planning, hunting, working on invitations, yet nothing is completed and I think that makes me feel like nothing's been done (I know in my heart that's not true but still)... finally, the stress with the WC organization I think is getting to a number of us Brides2Be
So... I am writing it on here to have you guys help hold me accountable. I WILL have a positive outlook on things. I WILL be excited that I'm going to work on invitations tonight and that I'm going to also go look for wedding bands and to have my e-ring appraised locally (for our insurance co.); I WILL try not to get overwhelmed by the cost of the wedding and I WILL try and express my excitement to others (on the forum and elsewhere) and not my stresses.
positivity attracts positivity right?!?! :-)
Thanks for letting me use this forum to express myself ladies. I will try and be a positive reflection to you all as much as possible from here on out. (that doesn't mean no venting from time-to-time obviously. But hopefully not the majority of my posts). YOU GIRLS ARE GREAT!!