Post # 1
My fiance and I got engaged at Disneyworld. He REALLY wants us to get married at Disney, but I’m worried about the expense and how my family will be able to afford it and get all my loved ones there. He says the wedding is about us, they can figure all of that out, but I can’t help but to worry! Should I go along with what I know will be easiest on everyone, and have a church wedding in my hometown, or should I have my fairytale wedding and hope my family can figure it out? We don’t have a lot of money- at all- so, guests will have to find their own transportation & pay for their accomodations. I feel like it would be selfish, but he insists that it’s about us and I shouldn’t worry about what will be easiest for others.
Post # 3
Have your fairytale wedding. You only get to do it once, do what makes you & your FI happy. Your loved ones will find a way to be there with you.
Post # 4
My gut reaction is say do what you want to do, but from personal experience I’d say do the wedding in your hometown and your honeymoon or first anniversary in Disney (maybe do a "vow renewal" ceremony there).
While it is your wedding, you will have to hear about it if its totally against what your family wants. Trust me. Those aren’t fun fights – we ended up just giving in and having the big wedding that my mom wants just to get some peace.
Post # 5
If you really want to go to Disney I say do it- but you need to be prepared and ok with the fact that some people won’t be able to attend. Two of my siblings did destination weddings and while they were so much fun they were also VERY expensive and some important people couldn’t make it. But if you are ok with that than go for it!
Post # 6
I say if go for your dream wedding. It’s your wedding, if you can swing it, you should do what makes you and your fiance happy. You can always have a party/reception for your friends and family who can’t make it to Disney to celebrate with you there.
Post # 7
Maybe you should talk to your family first and see if they think they could afford it. If they say they can’t, then you’ll have to make some tough decisions. I personally, wouldn’t want to get married without my family present. My FI doesn’t care as much… so he would have a similar mindset as your FI. You just need to decide how important it is to you. If you really want them to be with you, and they can’t afford to go to Disney, you may want to consider doing something in your hometown and go to Disney another time. It’s whatever will give you the greatest amount of happiness! I say follow your gut on this one.