One of my daughters has been nvited to several weddings this year. It’s really nice to be wanted and liked enough for these very happy occasions, but the cost on the wallet is rather steep. Six weddings in one season does rather notch it up to another level. One of the things that must be taken into account when accepting all these invites is how much will each hotel room be and what will you get for your money. Two of the weddings did involve rather expensive venues. The most expensive of these was rather disappointing in presentation. The carpet was not vacuumed very well and there was muck around the edge of the bed and the wardrobe. Not wishing to cause embarrassment to the wedding party, they took it up directly with the hotel – the explanations were a bit lame. They asked for the use of the vac, and a hefty reduction in the fee. Job done.