- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Not sure if everyone knows my story, but my dad has 3-5 months left to live and we had a wedding all planned/paid which was in 4 months. We just undid the entire wedding last week. Thankfully, we were not out any money but some $ on a few cabins, but we may still go up that weekend. It’s the same fee to cancel now as it is on June 12 (wedding was July 14). No one purchased tickets and invitations weren’t sent out yet. My family was not really excited about the travel, dealin with my father’s illness, two sisters are having babies. There is just too much going on for them to worry about my wedding. It’s understandable.
Fiance and I decided to just get married privately and make it our honeymoon. Currently Yoho/Banff National Parks are on the list in Canada.
We didn’t think we’d invite guests just because it’s much easier to plan things quickly with the two of us. I think FI’s mom was probably the only person who was excited for the wedding. They gave us $1500 that was for the wedding and we tried to give it back to them since there wasn’t a wedding for them to actually attend any longer. We thought we could invite them at least. We need two witnesses, although I’m sure we could pay people up there. They are retired, they RV all over the place. They were in Banff last summer so they are comfortable travelling.
My Fiance said do them, “We’d love to invite you as witnesses, wherever this will be,” and they said, “We’ll be, there no matter what.” I am just so touched at how supportive they are. I may have to invite my mom because I’m sure she’ll think we’re playing favorites, but I doubt she’ll travel. I think it will be nice to have someone we know there and we’ll all have a nice fancy dinner for the reception.