- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016
I cant think of anywhere else to post this that my SO will see it before I can explain it to him in person, so I’m posting it here because I’m going to burst if I don’t share it with someone.
Back story: I’m from Calgary, Alberta. My SO is from San Diego, California. We met and live in North Dakota. We’ve been thinking about where on earth to have our wedding. North Dakota, while home right now, is not where we plan on living, and is really not a very convient location. We were planning on getting married here, but after looking into costs it just doesnt seem fesiable. It’s expensive to host things here, there’s no hotels due to the oil boom, and the ones you can find are expensive, and it’s just starting to add up to be a very expensive day. Not only for us, but for our guests too.
I was looking up prices for our guests to fly to North Dakota, and most of the flights are ridiculous. Our city airport only flys to four locations on a weekly basis, and is horribly expensive to fly to. And no matter what, it’s not a direct flight from Calgary or San Diego. It would be a three transfer, all day flight for our Canadian guests (which I’ve done before and is HORRIBLE) BUT It hit me tonight where the perfect location for us is.
It’s driving range from San Diego, or a short flight if they wish. And it’s under $100 CAN to fly there from Calgary, and is a very short, one way trip.
I haven’t run this by SO yet (he’s asleep beside me lol), but I’m brainstorming right now. I’m not thinking of a “run away to the chapel” kind of deal (not that there’s anything wrong with those!) but an actual, formal wedding, exactly like I was already starting to plan, just in Las Vegas. I’m thinking maybe not Vegas, but Henderson for the cermony. Do a morning cermoney, an early afternoon reception that’s close to the strip for food, and then party the night away with my friends and family in Vegas. While wearing my wedding dresses (I’m planning on two since I’m wearing my grandma’s for the cermony and I dont think it’d hold up!) The only problem I can see us having is the SO’s sisters wont be 21, but I also have family who aren’t. And I’ve been to Vegas before turning 21 and had a blast.
What do you think? I never wanted a destination wedding, but I didn’t want something that would cost me an arm and a leg and my future children’s university fund. I want something classy and fun and bright and I just think it’s the perfect location for our guests and for us. I know our families are ok with it, since they were gearing up to travel to North Dakota, so Vegas being closer and cheaper would work for them! Would you come to a destination wedding in Vegas? Like I said, not an elopment type, but a formal wedding in vegas!
Sorry this is so long, i’m just that excited.