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Guests who forget this is YOUR wedding, not theirs...

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    Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:12 AM

    Originally Posted by melnickovich
    Some of our "friends" are making comments about trip prices (580 per person all inclusive/air inclusive for 5 days), August being too hot in Mexico, etc. These same friends seem to forget that we spent 500 per person with nothing included for their Vegas/Mackinac Island weddings, which after paying for all food (Vegas reception was in a restaurant, and guests had to pay 100 per person for their own food/drinks), drinks, and everything else ended up being more like 1000 per person. Ugh, it just frustrates me that people feel the need to complain, either you want/can afford to go, or you don't/cant. I never complained about anyone else's wedding that we shelled out a lot of money for or about the dates of the trip, so why do they feel the need to do this to me? .
    Grrr. As someone who is having a Mackinac wedding, I really appreciate everyone who wants to come and hope I don't have to deal with crabby people. Sorry people are being stupid. Geoff is going to sit down with his 25 year old brother who refuses to get a full time job and tell him that he and his girlfriend are more than welcome but that the wedding will be pricey and they are NOT allowed to sponge off his parents as it's just plain tacky.

    #22 snoopAsh

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      Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

      I have the same thing going on with our wedding as well. It gets OLD real quick. Just tell them that if they are that worried, then dont come....that is what I have been doing. =)

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      #23 Patti

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        Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:31 AM

        It's really a shame that people don't stop and think before they speak. I think if someone complained to me, I would simply say "Too bad you can't make it. I think it's going to be a lot of fun". Don't let them ruin your day. It will be a wonderful wedding regardless.

        #24 classadiva

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          Posted 29 September 2009 - 03:50 PM

          I feel your pain...I posted a thread about just about the very same thing a few days ago. I don't remember giving my friend ANY greif when she planned a destination wedding. Bottom line...if she was happy...then I was happy. As long as I could be there...I was going to be there. Period.

          BTW...IMHO...$580 all inclusive for 5 days including air is a BARGAIN!! I think if people would consider that they are getting a great vacation at a great price, they might think better of their comments.

          #25 Jo 2010

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            Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:55 PM

            I'm so glad I'm not the only one with complaining guests...

            My favorite so far has been "Fiji - but it is so politically unstable overthere - they had a coup in 2000 you know"

            Political instability... 10 years ago! What a great reason not to go to the other side of the country for a holiday - which wasn't even effected when they were having the coup!!

            people will find any excuse :)

            #26 KittenHeart

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              Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:24 PM

              melnickovich - you should tell the people that went to the Vegas wedding how come they didn't complain about the bride and groom asking them to go to a desert for a weekend? At least you will have the ocean close by and they will be in the Carribbean!!

              #27 itsfinallyhere

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                Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:26 PM

                I would smile sweetly and tell them they can always jump in the ocean for a cool-off!

                #28 msmoodyr

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                  Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:16 PM

                  Hey $580 AI .. I'll come lmao

                  #29 JT3

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                    Posted 06 October 2009 - 04:42 PM

                    I understand... I had family say that I better have avian or poland springs there for them in MExico... All I could do is laugh...I have gotten used to the complaining.... I just keeps thinking and sometimes saying, "are you paying for my wedding of it is in NY"... DOnt want to be rude but its true.... LOL well good luck and the best advice I can give you is that laugh about it all....

                    #30 candicemarie

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                      Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:49 PM

                      Originally Posted by Sheree10
                      Don't worry about the whiners and complainers. Let them stay home if they prefer not to travel so far. It's your wedding don't stress about it. Everyone will have something to say.
                      You said it! That's what my mom told me at the beginning of this whole process. She said do what you two want. People will either get over their issues or stay home. If its the latter, their loss!

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