Resort Price and Dh

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  1. TAKitty

    TAKitty <font color=green>I will make it work with the one

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    I have our resort booked and my husband really has no idea how much it costs. We usually stay at nice places, but not as expensive as I am spending this December. If I pay in full before we arrive, when we check in will our total for the stay be listed anywhere? Also, when we check out will the total be there? I just need to know how to go about preparing my husband for the shock. I'm hoping that I don't even need to tell him.
     
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    zippehsmom <font color=red>and Hannahs too!!<font color=orang

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    I know that when I checked out, our detailed printout had how much the room was, and listed all the deposits I made.

    Good Luck, I have been there before to with DH. Fortunately for me, he lets me handle check in and out :flower:
     
  4. TAKitty

    TAKitty <font color=green>I will make it work with the one

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    I usually handle check in and out too, but I still want to be prepared.
     
  5. princesspiglet

    princesspiglet DIS Veteran

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    I was going to ask the same question! My DH is a tightwad and he would die if he knew how much a room cost! He thinks staying at the Days Inn for $39 a night is too expensive. :rolleyes:

    I am hoping to have him keep our DD4 occupied while I do check-in and check out. What he doesn't know won't hurt him ;)
     
  6. Deb & Bill

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    They will put the final bill on your door the night before or the morning that you leave. The first item on the bill will be the total cost for the room, but it will indicate that it has been paid already.
     
  7. tiki23

    tiki23 <font color=darkorchid>Able to leap a double strol

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    Ouch, I could see your situation blowing up into epic proportions. I hope your DH doesn't see the bill and have a nuclear meltdown. It's one thing to be a little vague on prices of things I buy - I do that all of the time - but "being vague" (ok..let's cut to the chase, "lying") about a major expense like a Disney vacation, even my mild-mannered husband might reach the red line. :guilty:

    He knew up front that our trip was going to be expensive, but I outlined the savings plan, how I was going to cut back on non-critical purchases and showed him the discounts I could find....then I showed him the package price, LOL!

    When I explained that with the dining plan we could eat better (rather than all fast food, skimping on desserts, drinks, etc.) even though it might cost a bit more, he was all for it!

    For me, I'd tell the truth; I wouldn't want my last memory at WDW to be my husband ready to lynch me from the Tree Of Life. ;)
     
  8. Poohsmommi

    Poohsmommi Mouseketeer

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    Easy - contact Disney beforehand. Tell them this trip is a gift for your husband and you do not, under any circumstances, want him to know how much this is costing. After you pay in full, contact them again and MAKE SURE they have that notation in their system. They will accomodate you.
     
  9. NCombs

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    Honestly, I have seen way to many posts on this board to count on this being reliable. There have been lots of people who don't want a family member to see something (usually because it is a surprise) and of course something goes wrong. Documents get mailed to the wrong address, etc. I doubt the people who slip the bills under the door are going to know that this could screw something up.

    Of course, my recommendation is to not and try and hide it anyway but that's just me and might not work for everyone.
     
  10. Candicno

    Candicno Earning My Ears

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    Wow, I am shocked by some of the responses. :earseek:

    I'm not trying to be judgemental, but I don't think its the best move to try and hide things from your DH. What if he does find out, and it ruins your entire vacation? Do you have children? If so, do you want to risk having a huge blow up in front of them on what should be a wonderful memory?

    I could never imagine hiding something like that from your spouse. If you continue to hide it, the shock is going to be way more to him than any hotel bill. There's a level of distrust there that can erode your entire relationship.

    Playing devils advocate here, but is there a reason that your DH wouldn't approve such an expensive resort? Do you really NEED an expensive place? Do you really HAVE that much more disposible income to spend? Have you even talked to him about what "expensive" is?

    I think you need to sit down with DH now and have a heart to heart talk with him...
     
  11. Micca

    Micca Where there's a will, there's an heir

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    I see you stayed at YC last December, did he have a problem with that? Will it be more expensive than that last trip? Surely he didn't think he was at a budget hotel when you stayed there? Good luck with whatever you decide to do :earsboy:
     
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    ITA
    I have seen those posts.
    I recommend the truth also. I would hate having your wonderful vacation ruined because expences were not discussed before hand. Let hubby you know you know it is a lot of money but you carefully concidered all the options and you have budgeted for this trip.
    JMHO
    Have a great time at Disney!
    Linda ::MinnieMo
     
  13. abacobaby

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    My Dh does NOT know how much our room costs per night. He only wanted to know what the whole DW part (room/tickets/dining plan) was going to cost. After I booked it, I gave him the total amount and figured he would freak out, but actually he was pretty good about it.

    Last year, we did not get our final bill stuck to our door. On check-out morning, I went to the lobby (by myself - I left DH in the room with DD), payed our balance, put the paper in my purse and that was that. He only asked me if everything went alright and I told him, yes, and that everything was paid for.

    At home I do all of our accounting work so he NEVER looks at any of that stuff. He's just happy as long as all the bills are paid on time and he doesn't have to worry about it :sunny:
     
  14. *Fantasia*

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    If you're paying for it and paying it with your saved money... I don't see the problem. Now if you're spending his money... that's a problem and I surely wouldn't hide that from my husband. Why not just be open with him? Are you afraid he will turn down the hotel you chose? I know I wouldn't enjoy the trip when I am worrying about my husband finding out the bill.
     
  15. TAKitty

    TAKitty <font color=green>I will make it work with the one

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  16. Candicno

    Candicno Earning My Ears

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    That makes a HUGE difference. From your original post, I can see why others responded the way they did. Since you are trying to make this a "gift of relaxment" for your DH, just INSIST on taking care of everything. Keep the whole thing about HIM-pamper him and let him know you are taking care of everything. If you play this right, he will never want to see that final bill even if it does come under the door.

    Start it off right and don't let him have any contact with the hotel process. Take him to get a drink at the bar, or a snack, or something else why you check in.
     
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  18. TAKitty

    TAKitty <font color=green>I will make it work with the one

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  19. PatsGirl

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    Geez people! TAKitty was asking a question, not looking for opinions on how she should handle her husband or marriage. Far too many opinions are being thrown out here and I can see why she doesn't want to "play" anymore. Now everyone apologize and play nicely :rotfl2:

    TAKitty, Good luck in your venture. I think it's nobody's business why you don't want DH to know the cost or just how much $$ you can spend.

    Have a great vacation.

    Brenda
     
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    Sorry TAkitty.
    Please accept my apologies.
    I was tring to let you and others know that I do not think of the All Stars as a "cheap hotel" or a Motel 6. They have so much to offer but a lot of people overlook them because they are afraid to try them, Disney's value resorts should not even be called value--- they have so much to offer. JMHO

    Enjoy your stay at Disney and take good care of your dh.
    You all deserve a fun and relaxing vacation.
    Of course I always need a beach vacation after my vaction at Disney.
    Just too much to see and do.
    Linda ::MinnieMo
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