Destination Disaster

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

How did you pick your location? If you have more elderly or less affluent family, it might make more sense to get married near your family.

But if his family has more elserly people or less affluent people, I understand your decision, and your family should, too!

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Elope and throw receptions in both towns so nobody has to travel.

Post # 6
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MJM454:  Sometimes you can’t make everyone happy – you just have to pick an option that can keep you sane.

Post # 7
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@Polygon:  +1!!!

That’s the first lesson I learned in wedding planning. Every decision I made someone had beef with. Oh well!

Post # 8
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MJM454:  Also, where do you live?  Having the wedding where you live will make things much easier for you.

Post # 9
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I was bullied persuaded to change my location but in the end it did make sense. 

We were going to go with an interstate location but then realised that about 75% of our invites would be here with us, and would have to travel vs. everybody travelling on a 4 hour flight + accommodation + car hire, etc. It has saved us the headache of going back and forth as well to pick venues, etc. 

HOWEVER you need to make the decision that is best for you. Don’t back down and while it sucks, yes, you need to stand firm. Wedding are like children; back down on one thing and people will try and convince you of something else everytime. Be firm!

Post # 10
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Elope, or pick what you want. It’s your wedding day… You call the shots.

Post # 11
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You will never be able to please everyone. And if you do, you will not have anything resembling the wedding you wanted. This is YOUR wedding. Make it what YOU and YOUR GROOM want. Because again, you willl never be able to make everybody satisfied.

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