Originally Posted by natalieblev
I totally understand! Sometimes it is just easier to not deal with it. I really dont want to be bringing a bunch of stuff either, but my mom has all these awesome ideas and I hate turning her down constantly. I have a vision for my centerpieces but my planner has not gotten back to me about those in over three months and im just starting to get annoyed with EVERYTHING. Planning a DW seems harder to me because you cant get answers, you cant ever really do what you want and always have to find another way, and usually another way just means bringing more stuff! Im a little biased i guess as this was FI's idea, not mine. But I know it will be fun, it is just stressful dealing with guests booking, complaining about the costs, and planning pretty much alone.
And Im glad im not alone in the resort charging out of control for the smallest things!!
It really is frustrating! I eventually had to accept that one downside of destination is having to rely on other people/vendors for certain things. Sad. I could do my own centerpieces for SOOO much less than I'm getting charged, but by the time I get them to GC and buy all the stuff the savings are pretty much gone. I looked at renting the vases but bringing my own (real touch) flowers, but that was only going to save me like $10 per centerpiece - hardly worth the hassle!
I have to say one of the few times I'm glad we didn't go all inclusive is with my planner. She is SO responsive and from what I've read on this forum it seems like most AI planners don't get back to you in a timely manner...which I get but would make me CRAZY.
I know you're probably tired of hearing this but I've been trying really hard to just remember that we're going to end up married no matter who shows up, who complains about what, who doesn't like what we pick. Whatever! We just can't worry about it all.