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#1 RaydensMama

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    Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:58 PM

    I was so excited about this wedding, but its not looking so great.
    I went with my sister today to the travel agent, and she was telling us some prices for the hotels I liked and they were all around 2 grand per person! My sister told me I cant ask people to spend that much and basically made it out that she wouldn't come. So her and the TA said I should look for some less exspensive 4 star places. Im pretty bumed out about this. Its my day, and maybe thats really selfish but I want it to be beautiful. Now it seems like that may be out of the question.

    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:06 PM

      IMO do what you want to do, if that means a DW with your FI and no one will go, then so be it. This is your day, and two should be able to have your dream wedding. People will always b*tch and complain about the price, but when they get there and have a wonderful time they will know it's money well spent.

      #3 LCBride2007

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        Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:10 PM

        i agree with Tammy. i'm sorry your sister was such a sourpuss about it - but that doesn't need to stop you from having the destination wedding of your dreams! if no one else can go - so you have a romantic, small ceremony - like many girls are (or wish they were!). then if you need to - organize a cocktail hour when you get back so you can share pictures and wear your dress!

        also, i don't know your family's financial situation, but $2000 for a family vacation isn't bad at all. tell them to look at it as a vacation, where you just happen to get married!

        make sure you keep in the front of your mind that this is YOUR wedding, and it's not about anyone else. do what makes you happy.

        #4 CourtneyV

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          Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:14 PM

          No offense to your sister, but what did she expect??! When you think about it - you're at a resort for a week or so, and (depending on your resort choice) all meals are included and the flight there. That sounds like a good price to me! I forked over almost 3k (2700) for my cousins wedding and was happy to do so to get a relaxing week in the RM! If it's a DW that you want, then go ahead with it. If no one wants to go then have an at-home reception when you get back and show everyone the pictures of what they missed out on!
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          #5 RaydensMama

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            Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:16 PM

            See, I know its my day and that 2000 isnt a whole lot, but with my sister there is 4 of them coming so it will be more like $5550 for them all. We already have basically no friends coming and my FI doesn't have any family coming. It just seems to be getting smaller by the minute. Guess its just a bit upseting that no one seems to want to come anymore.

            #6 Heidi

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              Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:19 PM

              Which resorts did you ask the TA to look in to (just curious!)? Would your guests be staying a full week? My TA is pricing it out for 3 nights & 6 nights, so people on a budget could still come & have a nice, long weekend.
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              #7 RaydensMama

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                Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:21 PM

                She is pricing a bunch of places (dont know what they will cost yet) but she said the Grand Bahia and Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica would be about 1950pp.

                #8 Heidi

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                  Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by RaydensMama
                  She is pricing a bunch of places (dont know what they will cost yet) but she said the Grand Bahia and Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica would be about 1950pp.
                  Lucky for me, rates in Jamaica drop in April 2008 (off-season)...you're in the height of the tourist season in Jan! Is the 1950pp for 6 nights?
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                  #9 ~Melissa~

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                  Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:29 PM

                  I noticed you're from Ontario laura, would you be interested in the DR or Cuba? I know those DWs are cheaper than jamaica. One of my gf was married in Punta Cana in November and it was gorgeous!!

                  #10 RaydensMama

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                    Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:34 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by mgreen
                    I noticed you're from Ontario laura, would you be interested in the DR or Cuba? I know those DWs are cheaper than jamaica. One of my gf was married in Punta Cana in November and it was gorgeous!!
                    Yes I looked into the DR a bit Im just not sure what resorts are good there. Where was she married?
                    Cuba is out because we have some family living in the USA right now. Theyre Canadian Citizens but it would just be a big hassle to get them flights there.

                    We are planning January, but also pricing April. January is nice though because my son will only be 23 months which means free flight!




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