What should I do?
Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:30 PM
Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:48 AM
If you still find yourself truly caring how people feel about your wedding, there are a few options... you can look at other resorts (even other islands/locations?) if you really want to. St. Thomas was our first pick too, but we found it to be a little more $$ than we knew we could spend, and likely most of our guests as well. We changed our location early on, but that was OUR decision and we absolutely loved our final wedding location. If you're set on St. Thomas, don't change it.
The other option is an AHR (at home reception) for your guests to attend. So you can still have the wedding you dreamed of on the beaches of St. Thomas, and you guests can still celebrate afterward, at home with you guys.
The way I see it, if you plan a DW, you have to go into it expecting that it'll only be you and your FH... everyone else is a bonus! You really can't try to please everyone - you'll just end up stressing yourself out!!
Proud Mama to Evelyn Eileen since June 8, 2010
Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:46 AM
it's easier said than done (i'm still working on it myself) but with a DW, realize there will be bumps along the way, but with some TLC, you can work through things without too many hurt feelings.
perhaps look at other locations in a more affordable for all price range? then honeymoon in st. thomas?
Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:53 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:39 PM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:46 PM
What we chose to do was pay for our immediate family members to join us; my parents, his parents as well as my sister and her family. My best friend and her family booked right away as soon as I told her. These are the only people we felt that we HAD to have with us. Invites will be out shortly and I would love to have all of my friends and family share in our wedding, but if they can't we understood that would happen by sacrificing and doing a DW. At least we made sure that our parents will be with us! We only finalized all our details last week and so far we have 12 guests booked!!!
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