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#1 royalbride610

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    Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:08 AM

    Hello!

     

    I am getting married on June 10 at The Royal Cancun!  And although we announced this last August, none of our family's have made reservations yet.  I'm pretty sure that none of them will be attending... I'm kind of upset about it because so many people told us that they would be coming, but then waited until this month to check prices and realized that prices had sky rocketed. 

     

    I explained this soooo many times, but obviously they didn't take it seriously... In a way it makes me sad knowing that none of our family members will be there, but I'm happy that we'll have an intimate ceremony. Besides, we're only marrying each other anyway!

     

    Anyone else not having any guests?

     

    Thanks! 



    #2 plantcityhome

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      Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:35 AM

      I don't have any experience with this but just wanted to say that I am sorry that none of them have booked.

       

      I am sure that regardless of who does/doesn't attend, that everything is going to be fabulous! :)



      #3 Labebita911

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        Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:54 PM

        Hi Royalbride610

         

        I understand what you mean cuz although my wedding is in 2012 I'm already dealing with sooooooo much stress over the guest list and who will actually attend. I even battled with maybe second guessing my decision and having the wedding at home but my FI tells me "Is that what you really want" and answer is "NO" my dream is to get married in a beautiful beach and have a beautiful reception right on the beach so it kind of sucks cuz if noone comes.. is there gonna be a First dance? no throw of the garter? the traditional things so I'm just soo confused.. Although like you said you are marrying each other and that's what's important.. If it means anything to your loved ones they will make an effort to go.. :o)
         

        Originally Posted by royalbride610 

        Hello!

         

        I am getting married on June 10 at The Royal Cancun!  And although we announced this last August, none of our family's have made reservations yet.  I'm pretty sure that none of them will be attending... I'm kind of upset about it because so many people told us that they would be coming, but then waited until this month to check prices and realized that prices had sky rocketed. 

         

        I explained this soooo many times, but obviously they didn't take it seriously... In a way it makes me sad knowing that none of our family members will be there, but I'm happy that we'll have an intimate ceremony. Besides, we're only marrying each other anyway!

         

        Anyone else not having any guests?

         

        Thanks! 


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        #4 royalbride610

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          Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

          I understand what you mean! And even though we did the same thing considering who we just knew would come, none of them are coming! So, I'd say letting your family know the earlier the better, and since your wedding is in 2012, that will give them plenty of time to save. 

           

          Our guest list and planning had spiraled out of control and I finally realized that we'd wanted a destination wedding in the beginning and that's what we should do.  Nonetheless, we loss over $3000 in deposits, but in the end we'll actually be spending less overall anyways.
           

          You could always still have an at home reception and be able to do all the traditional things that you want!  Good luck on your planning!
           

          Originally Posted by Labebita911 

          Hi Royalbride610

           

          I understand what you mean cuz although my wedding is in 2012 I'm already dealing with sooooooo much stress over the guest list and who will actually attend. I even battled with maybe second guessing my decision and having the wedding at home but my FI tells me "Is that what you really want" and answer is "NO" my dream is to get married in a beautiful beach and have a beautiful reception right on the beach so it kind of sucks cuz if noone comes.. is there gonna be a First dance? no throw of the garter? the traditional things so I'm just soo confused.. Although like you said you are marrying each other and that's what's important.. If it means anything to your loved ones they will make an effort to go.. :o)
           





          #5 BrideMoka

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            Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:59 PM

            I am so sorry to hear that, I had the same problem with my guest so I actually had to (flipping) become a "travel agent" and call people and say ok the prices are such and such give me your desposit by next week pay off your trip in 3 months. It has been so fustrating but at the end of the day (hopefully worth it) lol...

             

            Quote:

            Originally Posted by royalbride610 

            Hello!

             

            I am getting married on June 10 at The Royal Cancun!  And although we announced this last August, none of our family's have made reservations yet.  I'm pretty sure that none of them will be attending... I'm kind of upset about it because so many people told us that they would be coming, but then waited until this month to check prices and realized that prices had sky rocketed. 

             

            I explained this soooo many times, but obviously they didn't take it seriously... In a way it makes me sad knowing that none of our family members will be there, but I'm happy that we'll have an intimate ceremony. Besides, we're only marrying each other anyway!

             

            Anyone else not having any guests?

             

            Thanks! 



             



            #6 BrideMoka

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              Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:05 PM

              I understand what you mean, I gave my guest 1 year notice to pay/book their trip...and nothing, so I beacame proactive and called the people I really wanted to go and told them to give a deposit to the airline ( for group air) once people give up money they automactically want to get off their butts and book their trip!!!!

               

              Originally Posted by Labebita911 

              Hi Royalbride610

               

              I understand what you mean cuz although my wedding is in 2012 I'm already dealing with sooooooo much stress over the guest list and who will actually attend. I even battled with maybe second guessing my decision and having the wedding at home but my FI tells me "Is that what you really want" and answer is "NO" my dream is to get married in a beautiful beach and have a beautiful reception right on the beach so it kind of sucks cuz if noone comes.. is there gonna be a First dance? no throw of the garter? the traditional things so I'm just soo confused.. Although like you said you are marrying each other and that's what's important.. If it means anything to your loved ones they will make an effort to go.. :o)
               



               



              #7 BrideMoka

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                Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:09 PM

                I wish you both the best..are you having something for when you return, like maybe you can throw a small party to show your wedding video, and have some fun with your loved ones...P.s some sites have last min. deals so don't give up hope...what about your moms dads...brothers sister? they haven't book either?



                #8 royalbride610

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                  Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:26 AM

                  Thanks!  I tried to become a mini travel agent, along with our real one, but people still procrastinated.  Actually everybody had about a 18 month notice but we couldn't give them actual prices until the air & resort costs were released, so they had more than enough time if they wanted to attend.  And the resort might have some deals but the two lest expensive rooms are already full so I don't know if they'll get too much better...  Nope nobody's coming, no parents, siblings, friends, nada.  My mother & grandmother both are afraid to fly, idk what everyone else' reason is...

                   

                  We are working on what we'll do when we return, but we'll also both be beginning grad school in July, so we'll just have to see what works with our budget. 
                   

                  Originally Posted by BrideMoka 

                  I wish you both the best..are you having something for when you return, like maybe you can throw a small party to show your wedding video, and have some fun with your loved ones...P.s some sites have last min. deals so don't give up hope...what about your moms dads...brothers sister? they haven't book either?



                   



                  #9 deannamarie85

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                    Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:38 AM

                    RoyalBride- I am sorry to hear that. We also wanted a DW with a small intimate number of family members. Once we realized that wasn't happening-we switched plans. Now, my FI and I are heading to Jamaica alone (in two months ) and then having a traditional reception two months after we return. We feel we are still getting the best of both worlds!  Enjoy your ceremony on the beach with the one you love!

                    Good luck!



                    #10 royalbride610

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                      Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:10 PM



                      Thanks Deanna!  It's good to know I'm not the only one!  We may possibly do a reception when we return, still haven't planned anything yet, but I think that's a really good idea.

                       

                      Good luck to you!

                      Originally Posted by deannamarie85 

                      RoyalBride- I am sorry to hear that. We also wanted a DW with a small intimate number of family members. Once we realized that wasn't happening-we switched plans. Now, my FI and I are heading to Jamaica alone (in two months ) and then having a traditional reception two months after we return. We feel we are still getting the best of both worlds!  Enjoy your ceremony on the beach with the one you love!

                      Good luck!



                       






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