Have people questioned your reason for doing a DW?
Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:00 AM
BUT, I'll never forget the words my dad told me "Erica, I will walk you down any aisle in any part of the world!" I love my dad! He is 200% supportive!!!!
We didn't plan on having an AHR when we got back either but after hearing all of our family complaining because they couldn't go, we decided to have one. So we will play our wedding video and I will wear my dress. That should make "them" happy.
Brides, please remember this is "YOUR DAY" so make it special and do things "YOUR WAY" and everything will perfect in "YOUR LIFE"!!!!
*HUGS* and Good Luck!
Posted 23 October 2009 - 09:56 AM
After all the whinning I decided to start thinking about a AHR, then I took the time and went thru that topic here and realized that I would be doing one for them not me. So I have canned that idea. When we get home I may have a few close family and friends over to look at pics etc. I am not going to make a big deal out of it.
What it boils down to is this is your wedding do what will make you happy. For us getting married here is not what we want and would regret it
Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:32 AM
I think to satisfy their family, and just for my own family enjoyment, we're going to have a friend record our ceremony so that we can make DVD's to send out to everyone. I was planning on doing a little announcement card with a couple wedding photos for my family anyways so including the DVD won't be a big addition either.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:56 AM
Sorry for the rant/vent...but I just find it so frustrating that people have to be such downers. We've gotten to the point..if you don't like it DON'T COME!
Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:11 PM
We MAY have an AHR if they don't come, but I'm not announcing that until shortly before we leave because I want people to come.
Even at-home brides get flack for SOMETHING regarding their wedding. So don't stress about it. It's all about you baby.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:56 PM
ugh, so anyway, its all still 'on'! We are doing the AHR and thats all pretty much planned..I am looking forward to it even though its all going to be way more than we wanted to spend!
Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:41 PM
All I can say to the naysayers in my family is this, "No swine flu, no terrorists, no hijackings, just the best time ever!"
Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:52 PM
My family was so easy - we've had a few DW's in my family so they were just ready and excited about another chance to spend time together. Right after we got engaged, my cousin who is more like my brother said "I will be at your wedding weather it's in China, Russia or Iraq"...
I was a little worried about my FI's family only because they're not big travelers but they were so supportive and excited from the beginning and his mom said that they would all be there no matter where we decided to have it.
The only ppl who have questioned it are acquaintances and ppl who I wouldn't really care if they went or not anyway.
I think that the ppl who matter realize that it's your day and will be supportive.
Some ppl may also question it because it's a 'new thing' but trust me I saw ppl question my cousin's decision to have a DW until they got there and had the time of their LIVES...now those are the same ppl who can't stop raving about it.
You have to just let people's comment's roll off your back and remember what this is all really about.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:37 PM
Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:30 PM
My dad even was trying to talk me out of the at home reception.. He wants me to have it in his yard....that was the original plan, but there are about 100 reasons why we're not doing that..... i had to remind him of it all. I feel like saying- just show up and have fun and be glad you're not paying for a dime of it!!
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