- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
Fiance and I have had to scale back on our wedding due to finances. We have had to change our date twice because of lack of funds, since I lost my job not long before we became engaged. Since that time, my father has had to be put into a nursing home. So, we made the decision to have a small, simple ceremony at the church, have a cake, cookie and punch/coffee reception in the church hall for about two hours. Then, go to the nursing facility, in full wedding regalia, and have a supper with my dad and my closest family members. They have a room there which you can ask for if you want to do a dinner with family. We can take pictures, order some food and even give my dad some cake. We also would love to have cupcakes made for the people at the home, since they have done an amazing job taking care of him, and also for some of the residents. I have noticed that when the residents have something different there, such as someone bringing in a pet, or dressing up, the atmosphere changes and it makes a world of difference. What do you all think of this?
PS: It is not possible to get my dad out of the home for the day. The home allows it, but he can’t sit for more than a few hours, and the transportation would be our responsibility and it is difficult to maneuver him.