Coordinating Family for the Wedding


Hi ladies,


My entire family (50 people) is coming from Chicago for the wedding (in NYC).  My family does not fly at all, so I thought it would be easier to rent a charter bus for all of them to relax while traveling instead of them trying to carpool together.


I let everyone know that it would cost $120 a seat to ride the bus (much cheaper than a flight) and required each person to put down $30 by November 1 to reserve their seat.  Guess how many people gave the deposit..... NONE!! I was soo irritated.  My friend said you know how certain people like to wait until the last minute.


I get it, but I need to reserve the bus now to ensure that we have a bus for the time next year.  I had negotiated with the bus company for a 45 passenger bus to let me pay the deposit of $500 in January because I expected a couple of late stragglers.  There is another company with a 30 passenger bus thats cheaper, and I know I will have definitely 20 people who are going to absolutely ride the bus.


So now what should I do, do I still put down the deposit for the 45passenger and just let them turn in money when they get it?  Do I go with the other company for the smaller 30 bus, give them a deposit, pay the difference? Or do I just let them figure out transportation for themselves?


Posted on November 9, 2012 at 6:31 am
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monche
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To be honest with you, you have been too nice by trying to arrange the traveling for them. Planning a wedding can be a lot of stress and you don't need to add any extra. If no one paid the deposit at this point I would let everyone arrange it on their own.

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 6:37 am
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Yea, that's a really tough one!! I know what you mean about wanting to make it easy on them but if they haven't really responded yet then maybe let them do it on their own? Sorry!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:24 am
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Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm
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Thank you ladies for your advice, it is soo frustrating dealing with my family!

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 5:02 am

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