(Closed) not a single person at my wedding from my side..

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Are you sure none of your family will make the trip? Not even your parents? That’s rough, I’m sorry. 🙁 Try and get to know your new family as best you can, maybe you’ll make some new, unexpected friends!

Post # 5
3 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hey girl,

You poor thing! I know that this is probably a very small comfort but have you ever heard of a bouquet charm? You could get one or two made and have your family photos in them? My dad isn’t around anymore and it’s my way of feeling like he will be with me on my wedding day. Sandra from GlassRealm on Etsy made mine.

Post # 7
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@happybride26:  I know it’s not quite the same, but only my mom and sister will be there for my wedding as well. I’m in the same situation, getting married in the US, but immigrating from another country.

Are you planning a party back home once immigration stuff is all sorted out? That’s what we’re doing and looking forward to that party with my side of the family is really the only thing that is keeping me going. Otherwise I would have canned the whole big wedding a looong time ago.

Post # 9
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sorry 🙁  Can you set up a skype connection with a laptop so that your family can see what’s going on and interact and everything?  I’m trying to set this up for a good friend of mine who can’t come to my wedding.  You could ask someone who you trust in the front row to take over with the laptop and keep an earbud in to make sure they can hear if any problems come up and that the camera is set up so that your family can see and things.  Or you can even do a webcast of your wedding for them to see, the skye just allows for them to speak back and things.

When it is your 5 year anniversary (or 3 year or 2 year or whatever year) I think you should save up to do a vow renewal in your home country on that anniversary.  It can be a big party and you can celebrate with everyone there.  I know it’s not nearly the same, but it can still make a really nice memory and be something unique and special.

Post # 11
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@happybride26:  I think the skype idea a pp said is great. That way at least your parents can see you get married. Is everything set in stone or is there anyway to delay until at least your parents could be there?

Post # 13
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@happybride26:  It is not common for a Bride’s family to pay for the wedding anymore. Fiance and I are paying for everything in ours. We are saving every penny we possibly can. It’s very hard budgeting and not being able to buy everything you want for your wedding.

I am sure Fiance will find someone from his family to use a laptop and skype with your family during your wedding. He has to have a friend / cousin / sibling that wouldn’t mind doing that for you. Fiance shouldn’t mind if he knows how much it will mean to you! 🙂

Post # 16
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@happybride26:  Oh darling don’t worry about that!  I bet they’re really happy you and Fiance are getting married, and it’s his day too, and sort of their day.  It’s a day that they’re celebrating getting an awesome new family member who will make their son/brother/cousin/nephew/friend really happy.  I can tell you as a sister that if someone entered my brother’s life who loved him and made him really happy and who I thought was really good for him, I would bend over backwards to help make their wedding fantastic.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re thrilled to help, but if it’s getting hard, can Fiance be the one to ask them to help?

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