My sister is really upsetting me. My family lives in a border town, his does not. I have my family the option of a flight from a airport two hours away or the bigger one four hours away to fly out of. My sister had decided that she doesn't like the flight times for the closer one, and she doesn't want to travel to the further one, so she wants till cross the border and book entirely on their own.
My sister in law just told us she probably can't come because they're hoping to get pregnant. Then my dad and two of my siblings aren't planning to bring a plus one, so we just lost 6 people on our booking. Our booking was quoted at 20 ppl and we need 16 to get one free to split between our younger guests who are less financially secure. With all the dropouts we are now in the position of counting on people to bring a plus one to make our numbers.
I'm too upset to even talk to her right now. She actually said that she should be able to go outside the booking because our guests from another country who CAN'T fly Westjet are allowed to book separately. I told her that we had a quota to make in order to get a discount for our younger sibling and she said she should be able to give our brother $200 and book separately.
I feel your pain with not being able to get the right amount of guest to get the traveling perks. When I first decided on a DW I crunched numbers and confirmed with people that they would be attending. I felt very confident that we would have enough people to be able to get the 1 free person. Then one of my bridesmaid's and her family of 3 chose a different TA and few guest dropped out. At first I was disappointed but sadly it's out of our control.
On the plus side I know have a smaller group of people coming to we will be saving money in the end.
It will all work out