- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Fi and I live in South Africa. We were engaged in June 2012 and planned on a September 2013 wedding. Well. Things change. Fi has been offered an incredible job opportunity in Germany. We’re saying yes. That’s not the issue. While fi is thinking about the logistics of the move, I am thinking about the wedding. We’d be in Germany from April to November 2013. Being married would help for my visa application. So the question is do we:
- Have a civil ceremony / mini elopement, with the planned wedding when we come back (December 2013)
- Have a civil ceremony, with the planned wedding just before we leave (March 2013)
- Move up the wedding to January 2013
I am organised and have almost everything done. Vendors are all flexible within certain dates. I would be ready for the January wedding, except I was hoping on losing a bit more weight. I’m not comfortable with being bigger on my wedding day. January also might be too late for Visa purposes, although I can leave later than Fi (in May). I’m not sure how long the Visa process would last nor when it would start.
Do people elope and then have a wedding later ? I love the idea of a wedding, so it’s not on the cards to elope only. But it does seem silly to have a whole ceremony and wear a pretty dress if we are already married.
I would appreciate any help so very much, or even questions that might help me realise what I want and what is best. Thank you in advance. ♥