Okay, FI and I are sold on a DW, and we picked a resort in DR, though we have not booked yet. His family is totally supportive; mine have trouble with the idea of not having a huge family thing (we are planning on doing AHR, but since my family is pretty religious, it is not the same apparently.) I can deal with the drama, except.... my grandma practically raised me. She is one of the most special people in the world, and so very important to me. I am closer to her than anyone in my family (except my sister - my moh). My grandma will not be able to come to my wedding, since she will not travel without my grandpa, who is too sick and old to go anywhere.
It is the only thing holding me back from enjoying this initial planning stuff. Is there anything I can do, besides having the AHR? My grandma is so sweet, but she is heartbroken that she will not see me get married. I am going to show the wedding video at the AHR. Is there anything you lovely ladies can think of that might make her feel included? I thought of maybe carrying a picture of her and my grandpa on their wedding day in my bouquet. They will be celebrating their 66 anniversary while we are in DR (two days after our big day, actually!)