they had her at in-room hot tubs and booze dispensers.
shockingly - shannon and shitler did things in a timely manner. they informed people of their plan (a courtesy so others could save the monies). they picked a local travel agent. they signed the contract for the wedding date.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU (and also with you).
they booked their two week stay. they then let ALL the people know. and having done so they sat back, kicked off their shoes, and laughed at all the other fools and their non-destination wedding nightmares. one by one people booked and all was right in the world. or so they thought.
until yesterday. when shannon's parents contacted the travel agent to make the necessary arrangements to book their stay. and like a nuclear bomb had been dropped it was discovered that the resort had issued black out dates for may 1st and may 2nd (as in NO ROOM AT THE INN) with limited room availability on may 3rd and a few more the day of the nuptials. as shannon sat back and did a mental check list of all those that had to book it dawned on her that those people included not only her parents but also her brothers, their photographer friend (you know - THE ONE TAKING THE PICTURES), shitler's brothers, and the best man (among others). COOL.
so shannon did the only thing she could think of. she called the resort and threw a fit. and when throwing a fit didn't make rooms magically available she tried something else. she cried. and not well - since there are still no rooms available. after spending an hour on the phone battling not only the room shortage but also a language barrier shannon was able to scrounge up one extra room for her parents on the nights they had originally wanted.
but that was it. FINITO.
so what are the options you ask?
the options are as follows:
1. people book ASAP and are lucky enough to arrive the day before the wedding.
2. people book kind of ASAP and are lucky enough to arrive the day OF the wedding.
3. people book their stay at a sister resort that's just a mere 45 minutes away and have the luxury of paying for a cab each day that they want to come to the resort where everyone else is staying.
leave it to shannon to pick the smallest resort. the nicest resort. the most popular resort.
OF COURSE SHE WOULD.
this is what she gets for doing something that for every other person on the face of the planet should be easy.
so for now - shannon is going to ignore the problem until hopefully it fixes itself.