| Originally Posted by stina76 |
I feel your pain and I am not even having my wedding outside the US! But you would think I am with the grief I am getting from having it in Florida. I just don't get it!! For example, I was in Target yesterday and ran into a good family friend. She asked how the wedding planning was going and I said great and then made the mistake of saying, "hope you guys can be there." She then started calculating the cost of the trip (out loud like "at least $500 for airfare and at least $400 for the room) and was just like "you know that's quite a bit and I just don't know if we can do that." Wouldn't it have been nicer to just say, "I hope so too" and leave it at that!! So then I felt bad! But then this same person goes to Mexico once or twice a year. Why don't you just be honest and say, I would rather not spend my money on a wedding, we have other things planned. I don't care anymore, well obviously I do since I am venting! : ) It just makes me mad because I feel this is like will be a fun vacation for people. I would love it if one of my friends were to have their wedding in a tropical location!! I mean, I have travelled all over for weddings (some really boring) and haven't complained! Ughh! Anyway, I completely understand how you feel!!
ohmy gosh! I can't handle that lady figuring costs out loud to you!! AHH!! I don't know what I would have done!
But, yes, we've had our fair share of naysayers and people who try to sway us to have a regular wedding here...I just get stressed out thinking about it so I'm not going to say much more about that....we've just decided that the people who are questioning/pushing for something else/not being supportive/making us feel bad... (even though some close family) whatever...we'd like them to be there but if they aren't going to be excited about it and really want to be there--we don't need any negative ppl present on our special day--stay home!!