What to do to help financially....
Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:14 AM
In all fairness, my parents are under HUGE financial stress right now. My dad's business is not doing well. My brother who is in sales has also hit a rough patch. However, we announced our plans in May and it is now November. We also have quite a few people booked.
Part of me feels like I can't go on without my family there! Every other guest (besides a single friend of mine!) is from his side! Awhile ago we offered to buy my family's tickets, but they refused, saying they would never take our money. I seriously think they believe I should cancel it due to them.
Last night, FI say screw it, let's just buy them the tickets. This is getting ridiculous. For us to move anything at this point would be so costly, not only to us but to all of those who have already booked.
I know they would be mad if we booked it for them, but I think they would get over it. I don't know what to do. The other option is to just get married here and then go on the trip, but I know that won't be the same. Thoughts on how to handle this?
Believe me, I have tried talking/crying, etc. I feel like I can't tell if they really can't afford it or if they just don't want to come! But how can I go with no one on my side?
Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:38 AM
i don't think you should buy them tickets without talking to them first, they might still refuse to come and you would of lost the money.
if this is the dream wedding you want, then i think you should go ahead, even if your fmaily doesn't come. it will be thier loss and you'll have a wonderful day xx
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:18 PM
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:54 PM
My FI and I have 2 grown children each, plus their spouse, and paid for their flights and hotel, however one of my daughters can't go because she's too far along in her pregnancy , but wanted to go, and his daughter just doesn't want to go because she says "it would be weird to see her father get married". (He's a widower.) However, his son is standing up as his BM and my other daughter is my MOH. Just can't please everyone.
I sincerely hope it works out for you!!
Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:57 AM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:48 PM
We had our legal ceremony here, and my nana and papa were the only ones present. They were so honored to act as our witnesses, and have the novelty of saying they were the only ones to see the 'real' wedding.
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