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#1 ksryan

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    Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:58 AM

    My fiance and I are looking to get married in mexico at an all inclusive but really neither of our families can travel due to health and financial reasons. I was wondering if anyone else is having a DW with just the 2 of you and then going back for a reception at home with family and friends


    I must say that my situation is a little different also. I am a widow who just 4 years ago had a beautiful big themed colors, etc wedding and just want this one to be romantic and simple and no fuss - but still beautiful and memorable.

    thanks...

    #2 futurerana

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      Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:18 AM

      Hi, I would like to exchange information with people who have had weddings with just the bride and groom. All of the other threads are very helpful but seem like different preparations etc... I would like to hear from others what they are planning and what preparations I should be making if any. What you're wedding was like? For example, do you still walk up with the guy waiting with the minister or do you just walk up together What you do after since there is no reception? How much of the day does it take up? I just want to know EVERYTHING. I am getting married at the caves in negril with just us June 17th and am trying to find info about the caves wedding specifically but am not getting replies. I guess not that many caves brides..So anyone who is having or has had a just the two of you destination wedding would be awesome, ANY info.
      I know I can ask the wedding coordinator but would like info from other brides...And I am sure once I get there I will be asking myself why in the world I was so anxious. It is just so fun to talk about and I am so exited.

      #3 Nisi39

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        Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:09 PM

        I am!!! Ahem...I mean WE are... My situation is just the opposite, though. My husband and I are renewing our vows, but since we got married at the courthouse 19 years ago, I didn't get the things I wanted,like the dress cake, pictures etc. So this time we're going all out! But it'll be just for us! It's OUR day...and since you can't force adults to do what you want them to do (i.e.sit down, play nice, not cause any undue stress and not complain) Our entire budget is being spent on the things that I want. So since we don't have to worry about feeding guests, or buying gifts for our bridal party. I can spend more on a bigger photo pkg, take some excursions, etc.I've been told we're being selfish but hey?? In the end it's what you want anyway...
        Enjoy yourself, your way you deserve it, you're entitled... and don't feel bad...
        Oh sorry just re-read your message ... I'm not even doing the AHR...Maybe I got a lil' excited to read that someone else is just going for a 2 person party DW...

        #4 iwantadreamswedding

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          Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:43 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Nisi39
          I am!!! Ahem...I mean WE are... My situation is just the opposite, though. My husband and I are renewing our vows, but since we got married at the courthouse 19 years ago, I didn't get the things I wanted,like the dress cake, pictures etc. So this time we're going all out! But it'll be just for us! It's OUR day...and since you can't force adults to do what you want them to do (i.e.sit down, play nice, not cause any undue stress and not complain) Our entire budget is being spent on the things that I want. So since we don't have to worry about feeding guests, or buying gifts for our bridal party. I can spend more on a bigger photo pkg, take some excursions, etc.
          This is literally my exact story except I'll be doing it for my 10th anniversary next year. I don't want the stress of paying for a lot of people and all that, I just want to go on a nice vacation and renew my vows while I'm there. So that's exactly what I'll be doing. And since it's just us, we'll make it extra nice and come back with some beautiful pictures for everyone to see.

          #5 beach2009

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            Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:51 PM

            ksryan, sorry for your loss. So happy that you've found love again and congrats on your upcoming wedding :)

            We are having the DW just the 2 of us in Mexico also, with a casual reception at our home when we return. Knowing not all our immediate family could attend, made it an easy decision.

            #6 blushingbride

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              Posted 06 April 2009 - 03:20 PM

              Good luck to all! We are having a DW with just the FI and myself...and then having a casual, BBQ party when we get back! It works out better, financial-wise, for everyone!

              #7 Danyelle

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                Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:18 AM

                Every now and then I wish we could do that. But I know my FI wants his family there and my fam would gut me like a fish if I did that.

                #8 mrsm109

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                  Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:54 PM

                  I have the same questions as you ;-) It will just be fi and myself at our wedding too. We are getting married at Breezes Runaway Bay though. Well we should kit about how the planning is going! Good Luck!!!

                  #9 airampz

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                    Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:40 PM

                    Wow is so nice to see I'm not the only one doing this. I keep making myself stressed about doing it like this. I decided to do it this way because I realized planning a big wedding was just too much stress and not to mention MOney!! I will be having a little get-together reunion with just family and very close friends when I returned. Any ideas on how to plan it? I have been in contact with my coordinator at Secrets Maroma where I will be doing my symbolic ceremony as my fiancee and I will have a civil wedding before that. Are you having music? any other things that I should consider being that it's just the 2 of us?
                    Maria~

                    #10 iwantadreamswedding

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                      Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:18 AM

                      Well, my husband and I are going to renew our vows and my plan is to have the ceremony in the evening and then have dinner on the beach as our reception. There won't be any music or anything. We just want a relaxing vacation, and a nice vow renewal and then to just have a romantic dinner on the beach. and that's pretty much it. Oh, and my plan is to walk alone to the altar, with my husband there waiting.




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