Post # 1
My family is from the east coast and my fiance is from the south west, the wedding will most likely be close to his home. Nothing is booked yet, but my family is not happy with the decision. Some have already told me they wouldn’t be able to make it without even receiving an invitation. How do/can I make both sides happy?
Post # 3
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
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Elope and throw receptions in both towns so nobody has to travel.
Post # 5
@BrandNewBride: I guess I would have the more elderly family and affluent would be equal. He agreed to compromise some big issues for me, so I figured this would be the least I could do.
Post # 6
@MJM454: Sometimes you can’t make everyone happy – you just have to pick an option that can keep you sane.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
That’s the first lesson I learned in wedding planning. Every decision I made someone had beef with. Oh well!
Post # 8
@MJM454: Also, where do you live? Having the wedding where you live will make things much easier for you.
Post # 9
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
Elope, or pick what you want. It’s your wedding day… You call the shots.
Post # 11
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.