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Excited to get married, but it's tough to marry an Aussie

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#1 lisaann214

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    Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:35 PM


    I've been engaged for 4 1/2 weeks, and I'm still trying to pick a region let alone a date (we are thinking Nov 09 - Feb 10)

    My fiance is Australian and my family is on the east coast of the states so it makes it hard to find a destination that suites everyone.

    We are leaning toward Cancun/ Riviera Maya because it is easiest for my side (especially me who needs to plan it). And it is affordable, but my fiance is sad because it is unlikely that any of his friends will be able to make it.

    The other option was Hawaii, but that is so far for everyone and it's so expensive. I guess they are assuming wedding spending is recession proof, but I think it is a bit excessive!

    If anyone has any words of wisdom on how to handle this situation, it is much appreciated!


    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:02 PM

      Hello and welcome to the forum Lisa. Have you thought about having an AHR for all the friends and family that can't attend the wedding?

      #3 angel1416

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        Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:11 PM

        Welcome to the forum! Happy planning!
        Amanda & Michael
        Puerto Penasco, Mexico
        Summer 2010

        #4 *Casey*

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          Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:29 PM

          Hi Lisa.. to the forum and CONGRATS!!!

          #5 dolfinluck

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            Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:44 PM

            Congrats and welcome to the forum!!!

            #6 mrss2010

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              Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:42 PM

              Welcome and Congratulations!

              #7 litl_april

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                Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:14 PM

                Hi Lisa, good luck in planning! Planning a destination wedding will likely result in complaints from many (but then again, so do at-home weddings). The most important thing is that you and your fiance are both happy with your decision, so sit down and really talk about it. You'll find lots of helpful, wonderful people on here as well as great information!!

                #8 ddiinnyyeell

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                  Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:01 PM

                  Just realize that not everyone will be completely happy. Unfortunately you will have those hard to please people. Do what YOU and YOUR FIANCE want and don't stress about others. It's impossible to please everyone.
                  Danielle & John
                  Aventura Spa Palace
                  October 30, 2009

                  Wedding Photos By Bella Luce Photography

                  #9 Hartyt509

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                    Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:39 PM


                    How about Europe thats kind of in the middle. Dad lives in Bali so I know what you mean about travel its a bitch lol

                    #10 dinogomez.com

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                      Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:54 AM

                      Welcome to the forum and congratulations!! You've come to the right place; here you can find all the info you need for a fun, smooth and successful planning!! Enjoy!!!

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