Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Dez921714

Are we weird?

Recommended Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dez921714 View Post
No! You're not a grinch, and I 100% know where you're coming from!! Before we decided to do a DW we were planning a wedding here (hall booked and everything). Our guest list was at 260 people and there was no way to cut it down (my mom has 12 siblings and I have over 40 first cousins). With having a DW we kept the invite list the same but are only expecting 30-50 guests instead of the 180-200 we were expecting had we gotten married here. (and it's SIGNIFICANLY cheaper to get married in Mexico than in NY or NJ!). Basically, the people we never see are not going to go to Mexcio, but they would come if we got married here.

I wonder if that's part of the reason we don't mind so much lol

Dez, that's EXACTLY why we decided destination wedding. Average wedding in Seattle is about 30k... the cheapest estimate I could get was 25, and that was really cutting corners in areas I didn't want to cut. He has such a HUGE family... and they are ALL local... we'd have 350 on the invite list and MOST of them would show up. People (ie, my dad) kept telling me to "cut the guest list" and I kept asking which one of his brother's he didnt want me to invite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are a more the merrier as long as we know you kind of couple....I didn't want strangers attending our wedding because it is important that everyone attending the wedding is a special person in our lives in one way or another. We are happy to other people book on the trip that we don't know, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with them at our wedding...but then again, we are generally pretty private people. We just recently had one person who just booked that was not sent an invite but knows my FI from when he was in diapers. She told his mom that she wanted to come to 'his' wedding....(her words, not mine) and my FMIL okayed it and said she could book. To be honest, this lady kind of scares me, but I am prepared to get bridezilla on her if she tries to push anyone around...She did it to me once before and it was not appreciated.... Anyways, I don't think she would try anything on the day, but she is just a crude and rough woman that I am totally not thrilled to be hosting....Oh well, we'll see how it goes...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your weird so are we. One of my girlfriends little sister and hubby are coming. I do know them just not the hubby very well. We like the more the merrier. And we are also having a get together before we leave and they are invited.

 

Its really not a problem as far as expense with the AI and the Semi private reception. And we only have one planned activity for everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should say some people at our wedding we met for the first time, i.e. guests of guests, because you can't really control who people bring. We were fine with that, but it was the people like coworkers we don't know well inviting themselves plus a date that we didn't want (and said no to).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have the open invitation thing happening for our wedding too. We sent out invites to those we wanted there, and then we have verbally invited several people. My parents have invited a bunch of people they know that like to travel as well, and we are fine with that. For one thing, my parents are paying for the wedding package, but as along as we don't have over 50 ppl, there is no added cost at our resort. So far we are at 20 and there are about another 10 that will be booking that got actual invites, sot there is still room for another 20 if everyone else books that is supposed too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • we ended up using Facebook messenger when we were in Mexico - the hotel had free wifi and at least 1 person from each family/couple had FB on their phone already - it was pretty easy to communicate among guests "hey, we're heading to the beach bbq for lunch." or "everyone is hanging at the small pool today".  a plus was that some people tried to get a hold of me via FB on the day of the wedding and I was totally not checking my phone - they were asking if the wedding was outside given the rain forecast, thankful my mom, MOH and a few other friends were on the group and could respond for me :) 
    • Are you looking for a guide where you’ll find many tips and steps to follow to make your wedding a success? We design a special for you, where you will find: Photography Tips To-Do List Check list How to choose the best dress? Memories and invitations And much more! Download it now for free from: http://emweddings.com/WeddingGuide/index.html     Don’t stress. Enjoy every moment, tomorrow will be your best memories. See you soon!
    • Another option is to find an app that allows for group talk. This Wedding Party App looks pretty neat. https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-party-app/ 
    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
  • Topics

×