Mom doesn't like Key West...now what?
Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:45 PM
I feel like I have to take her views into consideration. Her primary objection is that she feels like it is hard to get to, and doesn't want to drive from Miami. Also, she is concerned about $$-- a KW wedding isn't going to be any cheaper than one locally in NYC (in her opinion). Flights from NY are around $450 to KW. So even if we do just 2 trips down to plan will be $2K for us both to go for flights alone.
So... now what? I am looking at areas closer to Miami airport and Fort Lauderdale or Fort Meyers. What about Delray beach (Sunday house)? Marco Island, Sanibel? I just don't know FL very well.
I am getting ready to throw in the towel and just elope down at city hall.
Thanks friends for continued help and advice!
Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:21 PM
I know that sounds harsh but trust me stand your ground now or you're gonna be walked all over
Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:27 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:13 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:25 PM
It's you and your FI's choice. You don't make decisions based on other people. In the end you won't be happy. You can't please everybody, just do what you want to do and leave it at that.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:29 PM
Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:03 PM
Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:46 PM
I hear what you're saying, and I definitely appreciate the advice to stay true to myself. If I had my heart 100% set on KW, and a venue decided upon, I would definitely stick to my guns. But since we are so far out (we're looking at May 2010), I feel I can weigh her considerations and look at other places. Plus, she is contributing financially, which I do believe buys her an opinion (but not the ultimate decision). I don't want to please EVERYBODY (impossible!) but, having my parents on board is really important to me-- and ultimately more important to me than the destination itself....
... SO, that means I am seeing what else is out there in FL. I sent an email out to the Sundy House in Delray Beach and a place called Casa Grande in West Palm Beach. They both seem like lovely spots and reasonably cost. Anyone know them? My Dad pointed out a few places in Sanibel that look pretty too.
Any thoughts? I think I just want to avoid Miami as I am under the impression that the closer you are to MIA, the more expensive things get. Maybe I am wrong!
Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:02 PM
If you have never been you should go and check it out, make sure you like it. I can tell you I have been there at least 6 times and it is every bit what it is sold as. A very very very laid back town. I always felt like I am on a Caribbean island with out leaving the country. Key West a very big party town so know that going in.. there are two sides to the island the resort side more family oriented and old town (duval street) where the night life is booming. There are great places to eat, and hang out, this town is a place where you could easily go out in a tee shirt, jean and flip flops and be completely comfortable.. Key west is not known for it's beaches but they are pretty enough...
It sounds like you might have already changed your mind but I figured I would throw you my two cents.... if you need any more info let me know! Good luck
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