Cross-continental weddings, Australia-America, venting

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Where should this wedding be held?
    Adelaide : (9 votes)
    47 %
    Richmond : (0 votes)
    Hawaii : (7 votes)
    37 %
    Outer space : (3 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee

    I dont know excatly how you feel, however I lived in Australia at one point in time and if I had married as I intended to I’d have been in the same boat! None of my family would have come if it were over seas and he has a very small family and older family that wouldn’t be able to make such a long trip. So I haven’t much advice to give except that no matter where it is I think it shuld just be immediate family…  Good luck!

    Post # 3
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

    Similar problem for me (sort of): I’m from the States (CA) and FI is from England. By his suggestion, he recommended that we have it in CA because he wanted to make sure my friends and family could come (bless his heart). Then, we are going to have a small party/mini-reception in England for his family to attend. We are sending invitations for them to join us in America, of course, but explaining that we understand the cost of travel and if they can’t make it to CA, that we hope they can join us for our event in London. Would you be able to do something similar? It wouldn’t even have to be a huge event, just an informal gathering to celebrate. That might split the party sizes as well to ease your anxiety and show both sides that you tried to have them be part of your celebrations. 🙂

    Post # 4
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    paxie:  it’s hard when so many family and friends would be unable to attend! Would even your parents be able to come over for it? If money is an issue would they be able to swing for a trip to Hawaii even? I live in Adelaide and there are lots of lovely options for weddings here if you need any tips! 

    Post # 8
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    paxie:  lol, is he for real? I’m sure a Maslins beach wedding would be lovely, haha. I’m not a big beach person either really, more prefer the wineries and Adelaide Hills and stuff! (Also before you get attached to bonfire ideas there is a total fire an every yeR from nov 30th to April 30th I think which we think also includes beaches. Bush fires and all that unfortunately!)

    Post # 10
    2 posts

    If I were in your shoes I’d do the ceremony in the US and a party in Australia. You will be moving away from your loved ones and there’s a chance it will take a while before you see them again. Not everyone might have the means to travel. A party in Australia would be the perfect opportunity to get to know some family and friends and that might ease the move a little as well. 

    I’m Dutch and my fiancé is American, we had the same problem. We decided on a wedding near my family because we will be moving to the US next spring and my family and friends don’t really have the means to attend a wedding in the US. We’ll have a party for his family and friends as well. 

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