Post # 1
How should I decide whether to have our wedding in our current town (for the last 5 years) of Boston or in my hometown of North Carolina where my parents still live and where we originally met? We are paying for our own wedding and it would be easier for me to plan if it were in my current town but there is something sweet and traditional about having it in my hometown. Plus it’d be less expensive in NC. But I’m also older than the traditional bride so maybe it makes more sense to be in our current town. Help!!!
Post # 3
I live in Boston (born and raised) (now I live 5 mintues outside of Boston proper) and I am not having it here, I’m going to NH,it’s cheaper, more quaint and more fun:) if that helps!
Post # 4
This is a decision only you and your FI can make, but here are some things we took into account when deciding where to hold our wedding (we have people all spread out):
– What time of year do you want to get married? Is weather a factor in either of the areas at that time of year?
– Where are most of the guests located? Are there certain guests who absolutely cannot travel that you really want there (like grandparents or something)? Is there a location that is equally inconvenient for all of the people (like a 3 hour drive for most people rather than a 7 hour drive for one side only)?
– Availability of vendors
– If there is a particular pastor/church you want to be married by/in.
– What the couple of weeks leading up to the wedding will be like for you trying to get last minute things done
– Transporting any DIY items, if you are planning on them
– How much you’ll need to travel to the other city and if that fits in your budget (I’ve had to travel to the city where I’m getting married only twice, and I could have done it even less if it was further away)
– Hotel availability for out of town guests
– Things to do in the area for out of town guests, and if that would be an attractive place for them to travel to
– Honeymoon plans (is one area easier to travel out of if you’re going on a honeymoon?)
You can make a pros and cons list for each city and assign a “value” between 1 and 10 to each thing depending on how big of an impact you think it has. Add up the numbers and then see which area comes out with a better score. That can help add some structure to your decision.