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On a scale from 0 to... (Vegas update)


Found out that there will be 5-7 people on this Vegas trip, including us. (DH talked the ILs into taking the boys all weekend.)

Plane tickets are $818.  Hotel for 2 nights is $330 total.  H says, "All total should be less than two grand (including gambling losses), which sounds fine with me."

GAH.  I'm ok with $2k for a vacation we would both enjoy, preferably one that lasts longer than 48 hours. 

So, where does fall on the spectrum of "Your number one rule as a wife is to supress your feelings and make sure that your husband is always happy" to "He is completely insane and you should say so, even if it makes him resent you forever?"

(He won't really resent me forever. But the fact that mr. stingy hoarder is willing to spend $2k on it means he really wants to go.)

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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited December 2011
    I think you are entitled to a splurge and if this is this is the only way you two are going  to get away together anytime soon, then you should go.

    Are you all staying at the same hotel?  I would think that you could find something cheaper on priceline or hotwire, but then you don't know if you'll end up a mile down the strip or not.
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    edited December 2011
    I think it sounds awesome and you should go. If I were you, and could afford a kidless whirlwind trip to Vegas, you can bet your ass I'd do it.
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    HeffalumpHeffalump member
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    edited December 2011
    I think that's actually not bad for two nights in Vegas, depending on where you're staying.  Excalibur, no.  Bellagio, yes.  The airfare seems relatively high to me, though.

    Is sending him solo an option, since he apparently really wants to go and you're not that into it?  It wouldn't affect the hotel $$$ but would save on airfare, which could be put toward a future trip that you could both enjoy.  Or is going together part of the appeal for Mr.DG? 
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    jojobrnjojobrn member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_scale-0-vegas-update?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:9e312eb7-ff5d-420f-8488-529e9ec147e7Post:54de2c90-24c1-4663-b692-d81ced4c3b21">Re: On a scale from 0 to... (Vegas update)</a>:
    [QUOTE]i think it's good that you expect to hate being on this trip. you may end up enjoying it, and having such low expectations will make it much better than it would if you would just suck it up and go on the freaking trip and enjoy doing something out of your ordinary! i say all of that with love.
    Posted by Wifezzilla[/QUOTE]

    <div>Thising. If you can splurge, splurge and go. have fun.</div>
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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011

    $2k is pricey, but if you can swing it I'd go.  Then again I like Vegas.

    I'm going to say this is something only you can answer.

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    DG1DG1 member
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    edited December 2011

    I'm sure he doesn't care if I'm there or not, though he'd probably be glad to have somewhere to stick his pecker after he gets drunk at the casino. 

    I've been to Vegas. I had an OK time, but that was it.  I've hung out with these friends - we have an OK time, but that's it.  I don't see how adding these two "OKs" together will get us an "awesome." 

    If we were going to an all-inclusive Mexican resort for 2 days, I'd be all over that like white on rice.

    And maybe I'll just give myself permission to splurge later on something else that *I* really want. 

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    edited December 2011
    I don't get the math on this one:

    $818*2+$330 = $1966
    $2000-$1966 = $34

    I know nothing about nothing about gambling, but it seems to me that if you're only willing to lose up to $34, your fun in Vegas could end very quickly.
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    HeffalumpHeffalump member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_scale-0-vegas-update?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:9e312eb7-ff5d-420f-8488-529e9ec147e7Post:d3b92714-a15b-47f1-b1ff-e4a85477d1eb">Re: On a scale from 0 to... (Vegas update)</a>:
    [QUOTE]I don't get the math on this one: $818*2+$330 = $1966 $2000-$1966 = $34 I know nothing about nothing about gambling, but it seems to me that if you're only willing to lose up to $34, your fun in Vegas could end very quickly.
    Posted by sister2groom[/QUOTE]

    Um, the airfare is total, not per person.  You just calculated airfare for four people when only two are potentially going.

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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011
    I assumed the $818 was for both people not one.
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    DG1DG1 member
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    edited December 2011

    Correct. $409 per person, $818 total.

    Last time we went gambling, we each put $20 in the slot machines and were done in about 30 minutes.  There was no real compulsion to try again.  (Yes, tables have better odds, but not when you aren't any good at those things.)  So I don't think that will be a huge expense.  Food and other entertainment will add up, though.

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    MrsMyrtleMrsMyrtle member
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    edited December 2011
    GO. HAVE. FUN.
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