We have always loved to travel, and we got engaged in Mexico. When there, we saw a wedding happen on the beach. My FI suggested we could get married in Mexico too. However, I didn't really like how small the wedding was, and they had their reception at the table next to us for their reception! Therefore, I was put off by it, becaues while I didn't want anything huge, I wanted more than just a dinner. As it turned out, we were at a TINY resort (I hadn't yet seen one of the giant ones!!) so I didn't know what was possible.
We went home, excited about being engaged. The DW idea had gone out of my mind. We had 2 years to plan, but I wanted to get started. However, when I started looking through magazines and trying to make decisions, it just didn't feel right. I started making a guest list, and when I would add someone, I had to add another person....and it became way too much. Why would I want people I barely know sharing in a very intimate moment?
Thus, we revisited the DW idea. We started looking at more resorts and bigger packages, and started to get really excited. However, our families arne't exactly rich and there are some of them we wouldn't go without, so we were wary at first. We decided to mention it to people to see how it would go over. Surprisingly, people thought it was a great idea!! We started getting really excited, and even wnet back to Mexico to look at resorts. 5 months before my wedding I know a billion percent we are making the right decision- it feels so right. We are very private people so only the people we really care about will be there. We have had to make some sacrifices but not enough to make any part of this process negative. We have to pay for my FI's mom to come because she has NO means to come, and we are paying for half of his brother to come because they have a new baby and aren't really in the place to pay. It has gotten a little more expensive than we originally planned, but it is absolutely perfect, and beyond anything I could have dreamed of!!