My partner and I are planning on getting married in 2011. We fell pregnant not long ago and then miscarried. I didn't realize then how much it bothered me that we weren't married before kids but we both want to have kids very badly and soon as we're in our 30s now. So he proposed after we lost the baby...anyway, we've now started the process of considering what to do about a wedding...
We wanted to do a destination wedding because he is Australian and I am Canadian. We were hoping to find a half way meeting spot to make it easier on our friends and family. We've just started the process of looking into costs, venues, destinations etc. and are bvoth totally overwhelmed and unsure about what to do. We intially thought about going to Hawaii but looking at costs it seems far to expensive. So we started considering Mexico, but we feel extremely bad asking our families to spend $3000 + to attend our wedding. We wanted to go somewhere that is all-inclusive, so that flights, airfare etc was included making it easier on everyone...but it seems impossible to do this for less than 3000/pp. I'm tempted to just elope but we discussed this with our parents and his Mom stated that she'd be devastated if we did this. Why is this so difficult? Any advice?