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#11 Celina

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    Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:01 PM

    Yeah - the passport thing can be a pain for some. Eventually they will come around. My dad initially said that he wasn't going. He did end up going and could now be an ambassador for Puerto Vallarta. He LOVED it.

    I say stay focused on the prize and do what's right for you.
    "Love is not who you live with...it's who you can't live without"

    #12 Jess

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      Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:03 PM

      I'm in the process of the "convincing" talk right now - I'm really hoping mine will budge but they still don't like the destination wedding idea. I know it is hard - just don't give up! After all it is your wedding, not your parents!

      #13 mimosa123

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        Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:05 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by SoontobeMrsE
        Yeah - the passport thing can be a pain for some. Eventually they will come around. My dad initially said that he wasn't going. He did end up going and could now be an ambassador for Puerto Vallarta. He LOVED it.

        I say stay focused on the prize and do what's right for you.
        to further piss me off his mom makes a comment that she doesn't fly.. its your sons wedding!!

        I'm taking it one day at a time

        #14 Geralyn

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          Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

          Luckily both of our parents were cool with it from the beginiing...but remember it's your day and you need to do what is best for you and FI

          #15 Melwhip

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            Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

            We had the same type of initial reaction from my fiance's mother. Finally, after about 5 months, she has come around once she realized that we were not going to change our minds.
            One thing we are doing that I think may have helped is getting legally married here. We will keep that to immediate family only, and this way his grandmother will be able to attend this so I think that made his mom happy. Also this way we won't have to deal with the hassle of getting the documents translated into Spanish, etc.
            Regarding passports, we made sure to put all of the information and links of how to obtain one on our website, hopefully that will help guests.
            It can be tough, but stick to your guns and remember that ultimately, it's your and fiance's day! Hopefully they will come around.

            #16 S2BLennon

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              Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:42 AM

              How long have you been engaged and talking to them about a DW? I had to talk to my parents a bit to convince them also, but then they started to get excited once they realized it it what we really wanted. They will come arund

              #17 mimosa123

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                Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:24 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by S2BLennon
                How long have you been engaged and talking to them about a DW? I had to talk to my parents a bit to convince them also, but then they started to get excited once they realized it it what we really wanted. They will come arund
                We have been together for 6 years...engaged for 6 months and mentioned destination for the past 3 months.

                #18 mimosa123

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                  Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:25 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Melwhip
                  We had the same type of initial reaction from my fiance's mother. Finally, after about 5 months, she has come around once she realized that we were not going to change our minds.
                  One thing we are doing that I think may have helped is getting legally married here. We will keep that to immediate family only, and this way his grandmother will be able to attend this so I think that made his mom happy. Also this way we won't have to deal with the hassle of getting the documents translated into Spanish, etc.
                  Regarding passports, we made sure to put all of the information and links of how to obtain one on our website, hopefully that will help guests.
                  It can be tough, but stick to your guns and remember that ultimately, it's your and fiance's day! Hopefully they will come around.
                  I guess we didn't do a good job of making it clear that we are getting married here first. I think I will mention that to both parents today. I will definitely let my immediate family members like my older aunts and uncles know as well.

                  #19 BachataBride

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                    Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:09 AM

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                    Originally Posted by mimosa123
                    My FI sounds like he's having second thoughts. That's why Ive spent the last two days on here gathering as much info as possible so that we can stay on the right track. Oh and he was trying to pick a place that didnt require a passport to "make it easier on our guests"
                    I would be careful with picking a place for this reason only. I am getting married in the DR which does not require a passport - but I encourage all of my guests to get theirs. What happens if 2 weeks before departure its required?? I especially considered this since our wedding is in January & legislation like that tends to become effective at the beginning of a new year. If it takes this to convince FI & your family then go with it - but just keep this in mind!

                    #20 kate.com

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                      Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:59 AM

                      Just an idea, in case you have to pull off the grand compromise.
                      Florida or the Outter Banks. I have recently seen some kickass weddings at these places where they rented a beach house. It was economical and if FMIL won't fly, she can drive her ass down there... end of story. Then you and DH can honeymoon in Dominican. Just an idea.

                      I know that this sucks. We went through some protest too... not from the parents, but it still hurts I know.




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