Mother vs. All-Inclusive
Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:49 PM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:52 PM
anyway, pretending that even makes sense. they're still going to have meals and drinks (and snacks, and more drinks, etc.) throughout their vacation. are you going to give them all of their spending money? doubt it! an AI really makes sense for everyone - I think it saves money for both sides!
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:01 PM
Obviously you'd be paying for the events/meals she mentioned anyway. Even at an AI, the dinner for the reception or any other special parties (with your own servers, menu, bar etc) cost XX amount per person - that you as the hosts will be paying for. With those costs, plus the cost of the wedding itself...I can't imagine she's really that concerned about whether or not the guests can eat or drink their little hearts out in their spare time! lol! Besides, a lot of hotels offer a complimentary breakfast w/ a stay...is she going to still buy breakfast for people every day even if it's included?
Also, as someone who was just a guest at a destination wedding...I LOVED that we were at an AI! Bascially once we were there, DH and I didn't have to worry about paying for anything besides our activites (spa, golf etc) and that was a relief! Also, If I knew someone was covering my tab...I wouldn't indulge as freely in the mango daquiris out of guilt! :-)
Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:19 PM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:02 PM
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:59 PM
Also, as a wedding guest I'm usually not wanting the bride & groom to spend a lot of money on me. I'd rather go & have a good time with them. i don't care how much they spent on me. I'd prefer to know they saved money to buy a home together, raise kids, or whatever. I'm not there to be showered with gifts or meals, etc.
I don't think spending money on people is the only way to show you care. We all want to show our guests we appreciate them flying out, but there are many other ways to do that.
Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:06 PM
I think she may be coming around - she just sent a forward about a Dreams location! Now onto picking the resort.....sigh....
Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:51 PM
So once your mom knows more about how it works she may realize an AI can be a great way to go.
Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:24 PM
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