Need Advice - I'm having second thoughts on location
Posted 30 September 2008 - 11:35 AM
Sorry all... this is kinda long...
I am having second thoughts about the location. St Lucia is gorgeous and I know that I would love to have everyone join me there to get married. But I feel bad asking people to spend so much to come to our wedding (total cost for 4 days/3 nights airfare and all-inclusive accomodation is around $1500 per person!).
Granted I am not using a TA yet, and they may be able to get better pricing or discounts, but still. If I were asked to spend that much to go to someone's wedding, I would probably go and enjoy myself -- but I love to travel and realize everyone isn't like me. Especially with this economy.
And my mother isn't helping; she wants me to get married where I grew up (where she still lives) in Minnesota. Her justification is that we can have a cheapo wedding at our church and then splurge on the honeymoon. Then two of my bridesmaids went and got pregnant... lol I'm am happy for them, but they will be in their 3rd trimester and unable to fly. And another is getting married herself and planning to buy a house after they are married next October. Now my FH is saying if I am having second thoughts, then maybe we should rethink the wedding...
I just don't know what to do! Should I cancel the plans for the wedding in St Lucia and go somewhere slightly more affordable (like Jamaica or Bahamas)? Should I say "screw ya'll, it's my day" and have it in St Lucia anyway (even though mom and everyone else will complain about the cost the whole time)? Or should I just cancel the whole thing and elope?! Lol @ the last one... that's what FH has wanted since the beginning.
Thanks for reading my rant. If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it!
Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:14 PM
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:54 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:03 PM
Your mum is whinging because she wants it where she lives so that SHE can sort it out and get on your case. If you and FI want to go away then do it. If people want to come they will if they don't they wont. You sure as hell find out who loves you when you mention the word wedding lol
I have no problem when people say look it's just too expensive and i'm sorry, its when they whinge about the cost but still book and keep whinging. Sorry mini rant lmao
DO IT you'll regret it if you don't
Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:25 PM
We are going to St. Lucia for the honeymoon, instead. Good luck in your choice - check out Jamaica, if you still want an island wedding for a reasonable price.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:30 AM
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:33 AM
That was long winded but you have to be selfish - I made a lot of people mad, but at the end of the day its about you and him. What will make you happy - you only get to be selfish once! Good luck!!!
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