- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
Early into the planning process, and I already have a dilemma:
My fiance’ is in the Air Force, with current orders to Germany for 2 years. He’s originally from Alabama, and I’m originally from Philadelphia, but live in MD. Since the USAF is so unpredictable, I won’t have the luxury of setting a date, having months to plan a large event, AND I’m trying to stay at around $5k
I’m tossing around the idea of a Friday wedding next summer with a schedule of events sumthin like this:
Friday: intimate wedding of about 20 ppl (as per venue) in MD (parents, siblings and 5 close friends) Venue includes wedding pkg w/small reception, etc.
Saturday: brunch with the families, and a few more friends (and their parents) and relatives that live closer to MD, and were not at the wedding
The following weekend: a celebration/reception in Philly with my aunts, uncles, extended family members, and some close family friends. My fiance’ would most likely be returning to Germany after that wknd, and I will join him later.
I realize that normally for elopements/small weddings, larger celebrations take place months later. But since I’ll be going to Germany, it would be inconvenient to try to schedule something like that.
Does this schedule of events seem appropriate? Or would it possibly be too much…