- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
FI and I are going to Las Vegas at the end of October for a week. I have a time share there that I’m using for the first time so we’re basically living in Vegas (yippee). FI had suggested “Why don’t we just get married while we’re down there?” If you notice above our date is next October. We’ve been throwing out some pros and cons such as:
Pro: being able to put FI on my health insurance (he was laid off last year and only recently started working part-time so no health insurance yet). This would be a big pro as he hasn’t been to the doctor in a while and his health is very important (especially if i want him to make it to next year )
Pro: saving at least $12,000 on not have an actual wedding (if not more) and we can use that money towards a down payment on a house
Pro: being a Mrs. sooner!
Con: we’ll be out the $2500 we put down on a deposit (but as a side pro, we haven’t booked anything else – florist, photog, dj, etc)
Con: our friends/family won’t be there (I’m a little iffy on this one not necessarily being a con but maybe a pro lol)
FI has been married before so he said it’s up to me. He wants to do which ever would make me happy. He said we can have a big party for our friends and family maybe in December to celebrate with everyone which would be less than a third of the cost of a wedding.
As I started thinking about this last night it made me think that the person I’d miss most not being there (besides FI) is my Mom who had actually passed 4 years ago. Thinking about her not being there regardless if it’s in Vegas or here in NY threw me into an emotional tailspin and made me think that even if i opted for the whole NY wedding, I think it would make me miss my Mom too much and I probably wouldn’t enjoy the whole ceremony/reception as much.
For about 15 minutes FI suggested that we just get hitched, not tell anyone and go through with the whole wedding next October. I vetoed that since I think it’s silly to go through the motions next year when it’s already done. I’d hate to have bridesmaids/groomsmen go through that when we were just doing it for show. Plus I would want to wear my wedding band all the time.
What do you think Bees? A Vegas wedding would be cheaper, quicker and definitely unique to me and FI (and everyone else there that day lol).
Anyone been to or have done a Vegas wedding? Anyone switch gears mid-plan and do something completely different?