- 2 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
Within the last year, my SIL moved to a “destination wedding” location with her boyfriend. They got engaged last week, and announced that they are having the wedding in that state over the week of this coming Christmas. So while it’s not exactly a destination wedding for her, it is for everyone else they are inviting on 4 months’ notice.
My husband and I just got married this year. We would not have been able to afford the plane tickets, but we hadn’t said anything about that yet and my MIL/FIL have already offered to pay for the flights. I am very thankful for that.<br /><br />I just have one question. I don’t know the wedding date exactly, but I assume it isn’t going to be on Christmas Day. It would probably be before or after. Even so, the in laws seem to want the family to “do” Christmas out there. Since it’s my first Christmas with my husband, I was hoping we would get to spend it at home together, or that I would at least get to spend a portion of the holiday with my parents and siblings. (DH and I have been splitting holidays up to this point since our parents live in the same town that we do.)
I know others might think it would be great to be on a tropical island for Christmas but that is absolutely not my style. And DH is not really enthused about going on a vacation that we didn’t choose for ourselves, since he has really limited vacation time.
Would it be looking a gift horse in the mouth to ask my MIL/FIL to book us flight dates that would allow my husband and I to be there just long enough to attend the wedding but still be able to spend our Christmas at home? How should we handle this?