Originally Posted by csho
For us, other then the fact that I always wanted to get married on the beach, one of the other reasons we wanted to go down south was to keep our costs down. MY FI is catholic so we are also doing a ceremony here. We had originally planned on doing just a BBQ at our house but then realized that probably about 80-100 people would actually come to that one, as my FI's family all lives around where we live, and many of them won't be coming to Cuba as many of them have children or are too old to travel etc. So anyhow, we realized that would be too many people to fit in our house, so we decided just to do refreshments after the mass service. This will keep the costs way down for us as well. We thought about doing the whole reception thing but really for us it defeated the whole purpose of going down south. So we are just making it clear if people want to come for the party they need to come to Cuba lol, otherwise they are going to just be happy to see the ceremony and have a few snacks afterwards.
Originally Posted by jolene028
Im not having one... Its to much I figure when you have a wedding at home you dont throw another party 3 weeks later for all the people that couldnt make it to the first one! Plus for the most part everyone that we want to be there will be there! Maybe the following year we will do something but we are doing the destination wedding so that we can get away from the costs here and the actual planning part! Lol also like Csho I dont want people to have an reason not to come to Cuba! At first we were going to do a legal ceremony here and my FIs mom said oh well Ill go to that and skip Cuba! Forget it now we are doing everything there and if you want to celebrate with us youll be getting on the plane!
Thank you ladies for your inputs... ahhh I really wish I could talk FI out of the AHR but he really wants it. I even tried the money card that the $5,000 would be going towards our down payment for our house. Our wedding is Cuba, and I don't know, he wont budge, I even suggested doing a different food alternative than from a full buffet with meats, veggies, potatoes, salads, etc. But nope.
We shall see when the time comes to start making REAL plans for the AHR.
Are you girls having a legal ceremony in Cuba? Jolene have you sent your legal documents to Giselle yet, if so... ?