Post # 1
Are there any other bicostal bees out there?
I grew up in CA (bay area) and moved out to the east coast for college. Now I live in Brooklyn. FI is from New Jersey. I go home a lot and it’s been hard living so far from my fam.
Of course we’re having the issue of deciding where to get married. We’re not getting married in NJ–we both hate it there (no offense to anyone, just our opinion). A lot of our friends/his family won’t come if we have it in CA, but there are a lot of CA friends that won’t come if it’s on the east coast, too.
How are you all handling similar situations?
Post # 3
Semi similar situation here… big distance between the families. Las Vegas was our compromise. It’s sort of inbetween, and it’s a place that everyone on our guest list loves!
Post # 4
I’m from Las Vegas, FI is from Kentucky. We met in Phoenix. The wedding will be in Las Vegas. Its easy to get to from all across the country and should make for a fun wedding weekend. Also, against my wishes we are following the tradition of the bride’s family paying for the wedding (his family won’t help although they’re more than able). My family is paying, thus my family and I chose my hometown (which is the traditional choice) and the location most convenient for us, Las Vegas.
More people from my side will be able to make it than from his because of the cost and convenience of travel, but my family is paying so I am not concerned about that at all. FFIL has made a fuss about this, but still I’m completely unconcerned.