Need reassurance for just bride/groom wedding
Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:18 PM
My fiance & I initially decided to have a wedding in Maui with just the two of us, but now I am having second thoughts about excluding my immediate family and close friends. I would love to invite them, however I know that my family will not be able to afford the travel expenses. I feel like if I would be burdening them by asking them to travel all the way to Maui for my wedding. Also, my fiance & I are paying for everything ourselves and on a tight budget so it would be hard to entertain friends & family abroad. I think I should stick with our initial decision and maybe have an AHR once we return. I think I am just worried about my family feeling left out!
Has anyone else been in a similar situation? Thanks so much for any advice!!!!
Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:16 PM
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:45 PM
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:54 AM
We really wanted to have it just the two of us...no stress, more intimate.
We thought about a small at home ceremony or inviting everyone to a DW, but the more we thought about it the more we stressed. We really just wanted it to be about us!
Our families both said they wanted to be there. So we made all the arrangements for us and what we wanted. After we booked, we sent out a very informal email with all the details to the closest friends and family. We let everyone know that this is what we were doing, we would love for them to join us but with no obligations as it would be VERY informal...as if they couldn't guess by the invite...teehee!
If they couldn't make it we would be having an AHR when we return. I stressed waiting for the RSVP's but as it turns out, only my best friend and her husband will be coming along with us...8 )
Everyone is very excited for us, and of course want to be there, but they know this is what we want for our day... and they can't wait for the AHR.
Remember, it's all about what you and your fiance want!
Good luck, and happy planning!
Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:57 AM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:27 AM
Just an FYI that your friends and family will probably consider your AHR the "real wedding" and word it that way and my advice is to let them. When you have an AHR include your family/friends by assigning little tasks and let them help... you will have already had your dream wedding:)
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