| Originally Posted by sweetluna |
Oh yes! I know what you're going through because like a lot of brides on here, I've experienced the same thing. When we got engaged we had to consider where to hold the wedding because my family is all in Ontario and his are in New Brunswick. We live in New Brunswick too and I KNEW I didn't want the wedding in ONT because I have too much family, most I don't really see/talk to but would be expected to go to the wedding. So it came down to a DW or a wedding here in NB. When we did the costing for my family to come to NB would be the SAME cost as going to Jamaica but for Matt and I the cost difference of going to Jamaica vs NB was 50% so it was a no-brainer to hold it in Jamaica. But my family is complaining they want the wedding in Ontario. So, I said, "Fine, we're going to Jamaica for the wedding but if you want to put on the reception in Ontario we'll fly back there before going home to NB." And that's what they are doing, at no additional cost for us, so it's a win-win & the complainers no longer have anything to complain about - that is until they see the wedding pictures in Jamaica and they learn just how much fun they missed!
But SweetLuna, how were you able to get around the whole 80% Riu requirement? Are your guests booking directly through you or through the resort?