- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Hi guys, new Bee here!
Fiance and I have been engaged for a year and since we gave ourselves plenty of time for wedding planning (envisioning Fall 2014) we’re just starting to look at Venues/Photographers now.
Thing is, we’re torn as to whether to get married where we live, in San Diego (where Fiance is from), or where I’m from in the UK, or even a destination wedding in mainland Europe.
Fiance has just parents and siblings here, but we have a lot of our friends/coworkers. In the UK, I have all my college friends (many of whom I’m still close to) and my extended (rather large) family. My immediate family and his, and the majority of the bridal party, are all willing to travel to wherever it is.
Cali is very expensive, but much easier to plan with vendors/have a lot of friends in the industry here. UK would be cheaper but all the wedding info I know is US-style and the UK industry doesn’t seem as prolific? We would have to plan over phone/email from Cali for almost everything. (FI and I are footing bill for entire wedding so there isn’t any issue with family demands there).
Fiance actually prefers UK/destination since he loves my uncle/aunt and his opinion is since I moved to live in his country and be with him, it would be great for us to have the big wedding where I’m from.
Destination wedding in mainland europe would probably end up being a similar guest list to that of a UK wedding (my fam/friends with a handful of San Diego fam/friends) since flights between UK and other EU countries aren’t too pricey.
Anybody got any input? Which would you do?
So Sorry for the super long post guys!