Originally Posted by brownsugarbride
Blue Venado is in Playa del Carmen.
Originally Posted by niknic456
I don't post much in this thread but u girls help get me thru my work day and wedding stress with your hilarious post.
I'm Nikki from Jersey and I'm getting married April 26,2014 @ Now Sapphire, approx 40 guests...90% completed with planning....I want to get the planning out the way and focus on things like getting in a 2 piece bikini...lol
Welcome to the thread, where in NJ? I'm in Parsippany
Originally Posted by happywife
WOW you're doing great!! I just got confirmation on my venue that it's available for my date, let the planning begin!!!!
Speaking of bikini I am starting a 30 day challenge today, even though I have a year I figured I get the hang of it now
Yay for getting the confirmation
Originally Posted by pzl101
wow, great job! getting things done! and love the ring!
Thank you! It's vera wang
Originally Posted by pzl101
HELP ladies!! I'm second guessing myself and my decision now and stressing out ....
We each have a very big family and since we're paying for the wedding ourselves, we decided to have a small wedding - inviting only immediate family and our best friends.
I told my mom last night and she was very disappointed - not angry but more sad. She's the eldest of all my aunts and uncles and I'm her first child getting married so she expected/wants me to have a big party where I invite everyone. On my side alone, it will be 60 people ... add in my FI's family, it will be over 120! We don't want to offend any relative by picking and choosing certain ones that we are closer to so we decided we won't invite anyone.
I explained to my mom that we couldn't afford to have a big wedding and she even offered to give me money (mind you, she's a seamstress working in a factory in NYC that is practically a sweatshop so she makes NO money) So now I'm feeling guilty that my mom really wants this that she is willing to give me the little money she does have...
I know not everyone will go but I think most will surprise us and go. I'm not sure what to do... should we just chance it and invite everyone and put it upon them to see if they will make it or not? Or should we just stick to our original plans and hope everyone understands ...
We will invite everyone out to dinner when we get back from the wedding - it won't be the same as a big AHR or a typical Chinese wedding banquet so I'm not sure if that will satisfy my family ( who are pretty traditional)
I only see my relatives once a year at Christmas so we're not very close ... it's more about etiquette and tradition ...
Do not second guess yourself, my FI mother is trying to guilt us into inviting more ppl and I flat out told her no. This is for immediate family and close friends. We're not going broke b/c she wants ppl to come. In the end it is your wedding day when you marry your best friend and the ppl who mean the most to you will be standing by your side. Throw a little at home reception when you come back and show everyone a video of the ceremony and pictures.