YAY for the room nights
It was a quite, serene, semi-productive day in the world of work and wedding planning. However; I received an email from my TA that said "the name, and dates" of 2 more people who booked. so as of today we have 21 rooms + our room. And one more guaranteed room tomorrow (as my BM left her wallet home but didn't know until she called the Travel Agent ;-) So as it stands right now we are at 82 room nights. In addition we have about 5 more persons (with roommate) saying that they are going. This would be great if they book through us so that we can push that number up there (you know I'm a planner).
However; with that Dynamic news, I also had to send out a text message to 2 of my "almost gone" bridesmaids. Why a text you ask? Well because if I had called them it would not have come out so nice. To be honest and quite frank. Long story short, FI's spoiled 19year old daughter does not have nor did she decide to use the money that her father gives her weekly to purchase a passport. So now she is "waiting for her mom to give her the money since her dad won't pay for it." And well, lets just say the mom has no where near (even after 15 yrs) let go of FI so that is slow coming to get a child a passport. Either way, FI is dealing with the fact his only daughter may not be at his wedding. Second my cousin (who no excuse is taking, accepted) said "oh I started a new job and I don't know if I can come" I mean really you don't work weekends, adjust the time and come Friday to Sunday.. enough said right.. well I guess not. However; after weekly communications with them I find out this news today. Never mind that when she got married in 10/10 in Tennessee that I flew down there to buy a damn dress that I could have brought on line, then had to fly myself, my son and my mom there for her wedding. I'm mean how soon we forget. So with that said here is my text.
"Ladies, this is a friendly reminder that things need to be solidified with room bookings, flight & passports if you still plan on attending our upcoming wedding taking place in Cancun, Mexico. You have at LEAST until the 15th to book your trip thru Liz (our TA) if you want to take advantage of the wedding party group rates (with FREE added bonuses)...BUT while you may feel you still have time to book your trip and/or obtain your passport, please make note that due to planning/budgeting purposes WE have set 12/1 as OUR personal DEADLINE. Soooooo, if you have NOT taken any of the necessary steps as mentioned above no have I been informed of your intentions regarding your previously accepted role, your silence or lack of action will confirm your resignation from your role and unfortunately you will be removed from any future mailings/emails/texts/alerts or updated regarding 4/21/12. While D and I totally understand that situations do occur in each of our lives, we also know that we have given ample notice, updates etc. to those that e would love to be by our side. With much Love & Prayers we hope to see you all in Mexico!!"
No response was received from his daughter. However; my cousin sent a lame as response talking about her job. Funny thing is, she works at the very same college where she just graduated from. Really..... My reply to a senseless text "Thanks"
Bottom line is, there will be bumps and bruises in this planning process but just as FI said "regardless of who is there, the end result will be that WE are married."