I'm in the same boat as you, we're getting married Dec 7, and we get home from Cuba on Dec 17th. I feel like if we wait until Spring that is dragging it out WAYY to long, so I'de rather do it sooner than later so we can move on with our lives!! (sounds terrible, but I've already been planning this wedding since Sep 2011), I really want to have the wedding, the honeymoon and be done with it! But many of my family members cannot make it, and they are asking about a reception, so I'm feeling the pressure to do something for them.
My Sister in Law recently called it a gift grab and that it's tacky...though my Mom, Dad and Sister are all pushing me to do the AHR and to register for it because why shouldn't I get gifts from the family just like all my cousin's did just because we're getting married away. Up to this point, we didn't plan to register, and we're still not sure we will. We've sent invitations and built our wedding website with no registry or gift information..so I really don't know. I do not want to be called tacky, or greedy behind my back.
Grr..this turned into a vent. Sorry ladies!
Originally Posted by asiamarie1
There are definitely so many options out there on what you can do. I am glad that we have decided to have a Welcome Back Cocktail Reception! Some of my friends and family were feeling stressed about not being able to be there, and our decision has given them some relief. I guess I didn't realize any one was stressing about not being there, when I clearly stated it's ok!!