- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
My SO and I are really lucky; we’re both wrapping up degrees (his second, my first), he has a great secure job, I will probably get one quickly out of school, and we have hopes for a spring wedding next year…basically, we are blessed to have the ability to move on and celebrate a new life together with a weddingbee-worthy wedding.
My SO’s brother is not so lucky. He and his girlfriend had an unexpected pregnancy, and now they’re getting married in a few weeks to beat the baby. They aren’t in the financial position to have a traditional wedding; instead they’re going to the courthouse with a small reception following. “Small” here meaning “as much as they can afford and not necessarily what they want.”
What really rubs me wrong is their honemoon. Three days in Ocean City! That’s as unromantic as it gets in my book! 🙁
We feel bad that they can’t have a better wedding experience. We want to do something for them to make their day a little more special and a little less…anti-climatic, I suppose? Something beyond the gift of our presence and a blender.
But I have no idea what! If we had the money, we would simply give them a trip to Cancun or something. As it is, we’re at a loss. Does anyone have a bright idea as to how we can surprise my unofficial-sorta-kinda brother and sister-in-law? Maybe throwing a surprise baby shower, taking them out for a nice dinner? I really don’t know what would be within my power to do. I just don’t want them to have any regrets, you know?