- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012 - Now Jade Riviera, Puerto Morelos Mexico
so…my mom and her fiance got engaged a year and a half ago…but were in no hurry to get married. they waited til her fiance’s son graduated this year from high school. last november my boyfriend and i went on a cruise…he proposed, i said yes, we got back to the room and he surprised me with my mom, her fiance, my sister, and her boyfriend all there!!!!! (it was absolutely amazing and i’m so impressed!) ever since then, my mom and her FI decided that they wanted to get married on a cruise on 11/11/11.
side note: my sister and soon to be step brother are in college.
we hadn’t planned anything yet…but in the past couple months, started looking at cruises. in the past couple weeks, all of a sudden they are worried about my step brother and my sis missing too much school. so now we decided against the cruise and are looking for a place to have a beach wedding and then vacation with them. (on their honeymoon, i guess. kinda weird).
my mom has no idea how to find anything online, so i have been looking for her. the problem is… anywhere out of state requires that you be at the destination at least 2 days (if not more) prior to the ceremony. none of us, not even my mom can be anywhere that many days prior. the other problem is, we are on a tight budget. all they want is a ceremony on the beach. they don’t need a reception. it’s only going to be 7 or 8 of us – mom, her fiance, me, my fiance, sister, boyfriend, step bro, and possible girlfriend.
i found a GREAT deal on delta vacations… it was like $1900 for my mom and her FI – it included airfare, 6 nights at an all inclusive resort (food and drinks included), and a free ceremony – which actually sounded really nice! and the resort was built in 2007! man…it was pretty much perfect! BUT you had to be there like 5 or 6 days prior to the ceremony. 🙁 and… since my sis and step brother will only be able to skip 2 days of school… they would only be able to go fri-mon. and it’s like $800 per person for 3 nights and airfare. so expensive for only 3 nights!!!
the only beach ceremonies i can find in florida are $700. then they would still have to pay for airfare, hotel, food, and drinks! so the whole thing would be much more expensive for my mom and her FI. but probably cheaper and more convenient for my sis and step bro.
i feel so bad…my mom is kinda depressed and giving up.
does anyone have any ideas?