Sorry if this has already been posted!
Last weekend, FI and I booked our wedding in Las Vegas for October 8, 2011. This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, so our hope is that guests won't have to use much vacation time if they want to jet down for our wedding. We know that having a DW means that many of our friends and family won't be able to attend and we're okay with that (we do plan on having a reception of sorts after we return though).
We are telling FI's parents tomorrow. I'm (somewhat unrealistically) thinking that his Mom is going to cry and that his Dad is going to yell. Although his Mom previously stated that it would be too hard for everyone to attend a wedding down south, we just can't afford to get married in our hometown. We are paying for our own wedding and after many lengthy discussions have decided Vegas was for us.
My questions for you are:
How did you break it to your parents that you were having a DW?
How did you respond to family members who didn't support your decision?