Post # 1
Living far away from your SI begs the question… where will you be getting married?
For J and I, the city where we’re planning our wedding is both of our childhood hometowns, but neither of us lives there now. For logistical reasons, I’ll be there for a few months (living with my PARENTS – aaaaaah!) prior to the wedding… but neither of us considers it home anymore.
What about you?
Post # 3
Daydream you are working SO hard to make this LDR board work!! Thank you for starting all these interesting conversations and trying to get a permanent board!
As I’ve posted several times on WB, we’re doing four weddings in two countries over 4 months. We have to make two cultures, a religion, a ‘religious’-philosophy, and two governments happy. sigh.
Post # 4
I was thinkin’ of you when I wrote that fourth option, Bamm 🙂
I think the LDR board is the one place I really feel like I finally ‘fit’ here on WB. I didn’t realize it was lacking until it was created… suddenly I realize why I’m not head-over-heels in love with the Waiting board or my Local board… I have way more issues with the distance than anything else! Hahaha…
Post # 5
Even though I’m not LDR now, it really really helps to read other people in strange situations/multiple locations! Even the ‘intercultural’ board is a little weird for me. I mean…yes, we are interracial, but interracial in North America is a whole other issue from being interracial AND international. This disconnect I sometimes feel is about different locations rather than cultural backgrounds…so I LOVE this board!^^
Post # 6
And by the way…I love this time of the day where it is basically you and I posting. I checked out the latest posts, and we have the most recent 11! I guess everyone on the other side of the world is sleeping right now….
Post # 7
came by to say hey, LOL.
Some of us are up right now from the states =].
We got married in StL, which is actually where I live, but also where ALL his family and ALL our friends live. My parents and aunt and one of my bridesmaids+her mom came from out of the town, but that was basically it for our OOT guests. StL is the city we decided we’d both start aiming towards–me first, with him following once he got out of the army.
Post # 8
We’re having our big wedding in Canada, but it won’t be legally binding.
We’re having a smaller ceremony & reception in the US for immigration requirements 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
Hampton Roads was the first metro area that we both lived in. We knew it wouldn’t be forever and thought a lot about the timing of a wedding with him starting grad school. We decided in the end to have the ceremony and reception where I am now for a few reasons:
1. I’m able to make appointments and meet with vendors more easily.
2. We became members of a great church and want to have the ceremony there.
3. It was the place where we solidified our relationship and lived for most of our engagement.
Post # 10
we had the wedding where I’m from (and where we met at school) b/c about 60% of guests were from there. Much easier for our guests and for me while planning the wedding (though a SoCal wedding would have been beautiful!)
We also had a reception in his hometown for friends that lived there (but not two ceremonies)
Post # 11
Destination wedding. Debating between Monterey and Lake Tahoe.
Post # 12
We are getting married on Mackinac Island but neither of us live there 🙂
Post # 13
We are getting married in Jamaica…neither of us are from there…we have never visited either.
Post # 14
My friends can’t afford international airfare; his elderly grandmothers aren’t healthy enough to handle international travel. Two weddings, or at least two receptions, is the likeliest situation.
Post # 15
I’m near Houston, he’s in Canberra. At this point, it looks like we will be getting married on the Gold Coast of Australia, on a beach at Rainbow Bay. This is not anything like what we wanted, but it’s near his parents and two of his brothers. Due to health issues, his parents and one of his brothers can’t travel far, and my Mom is cool with travel, so we decided it’s best to accomodate his family.
We originally wanted to elope to Fiji or some other South Pacific island for a beach wedding, but we figure it’s better not to hurt feelings. And technically this will be a beach wedding on a South Pacific island, so it’s all good.
Post # 16
@Tex – that’s funny… I’m glad you guys are making the most of it, even if it isn’t your dream wedding. 🙂 I feel like we LDR girls may be more used to compromising to make things work, hehe…