- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I’m recently engaged and new to the Weddingbee boards! My fiance and I are trying to plan our wedding for next summer (tentatively July 2013). Our biggest hurdle is deciding on where to do it.
Our dream wedding would be on a beach in Hawaii. However, it would be difficult for our parents to attend – especially his, as they are older.
So, we’ve started thinking that maybe we should have a small, simple wedding ceremony in my fiance’s hometown. This way, his parents and family would easily be able to attend… and it would be cheaper and easier for my parents and siblings to attend too (compared to Hawaii). Then we would do our honeymoon in Hawaii.
But, as I said, it’s really our dream to have a ceremony on a beach in Hawaii. A possible compromise of sorts that we came up with is to do a second ceremony – with just the 2 of us – when we get to Hawaii for our honeymoon (kind of like a vow renewal, but very very soon after we get married). We’d technically already be married, but we’d get the experience that we truly wanted. We could get some more photos taken, and it would be a nice, private, romantic event.
Do you have any thoughts on this?
Have you heard of anyone who has done something similar?
Thanks in advance!