I have found that a handful of our potential guests have had the same reaction as you are experiencing. Most people jump right to the conclusion that they can't afford it, or they can't take time from work, or they don't want to travel to another country, etc. We set up a website, with all the info, and TONS of photos of the resort and how beautiful it is, and heavily urged everyone to visit the website and see for themselves before they make any decision. I promise you, it has changed many peoples minds already. Some of our guests are getting excited already (18 months before the wedding!!) and checking our website daily for updates.
There is a lot of discussion on these forums about DW's and how many guests will disapprove. Most of the advice comes back around to the obvious...its your day. You are never going to be able to make everyone happy. The suggestion is you do what will make you happy, and hope that your guests will come around.
If there are concerns about costs for guests, there have been others here who have set up a clever section of thier website to compare the costs of going elsewhere for a wedding, (Las Vegas, NY, Orlando) and when you do the math, Palace Resorts is actually a GREAT deal. When you break down the total costs, and figure out EVERYTHING that is included in your palace resorts stay, its actually becomes less expensive than other travel weddings.
Originally Posted by krsmith
OK so I have experienced my first real disapproval's about our DW this week. We sent out our STD almost 2 weeks ago and people started getting them last week. The 2 people that have said something are my grandma and my aunt. They both said that because we were doing not only a DW but that we were having it on a Tuesday, that we obviously were making hard for certain people to go! I knew that I was going to have some people probably complain about the expenses and what not, but to say that we are trying to exclude people really upsets me! I'm hoping that this is the extent of the drama, but I'm sure being only a month into it, it's just starting!