(Closed) Am I being pigheaded about wanting a destination wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Why don’t you try to have a vegas themed wedding close to home.  Even if you have it close to home you can still have a smaller guest list.  And when it comes down to it, will flying to vegas and paying for the chapel there really be cheaper in the long run.  You can find someone to do a simple civil ceremony, or even have them dress in theme.  I have a freind who officiated a wedding locally fora couple who wanted a theme wedding and it was awesome.

Maybe vegas can be the honeymoon or a minimoon for you guys since you want to go there.

Post # 4
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Have the wedding close to home and honeymoon in Vegas? 

If this person is so important to the two of you, I think he should really be included.  And as far as giving you his blessing, of course he would.  I mean, how rude would he be to tell you no?  What can you really say in that situation other than “Of course it’s fine by me that you exclude me from your wedding and have it in Vegas!”?  Also, I don’t see it as changing your plans for just one person.  First of all, this apparently isn’t just an average guest.  Secondly, if these aren’t your fiance’s plans too, then they are only YOUR plans, not BOTH OF YOUR plans.  Whatever the two of you decide, it should be a compromise you both can live with, and it sounds like not having this gentleman at your wedding is not something your fiance wants to live with.

Post # 5
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh that’s a tough decision! We have a vip {FIs grandpa} who can’t attend our wedding due to the 5-hour drive and his now much-worse medical condition. We’d never considered moving our venue {and all of my family!} to them… now I sort of wish we had.

Only you can your Fiance can make the ultimate decision. Will his godfather absolutely attend if you do it at home? That would be my main concern… if there is no guarantee then go to Vegas baby! But if the godfather would absolutely be there if it was done at home Fiance needs to figure out <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>how important it is his godfather attend {you don’t want to start your marriage with resentment over this guest!} and I’d look into how to throw a Vegas-inspired party at home!

Post # 6
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i was thinking a vegas wedding with a mini-moon in Alberta or a Alberta wedding with a honeymoon in vegas

if its really important to your Fiance for his godfather to be there then i suggest you make it happen – the guy sounds unwell and very important to your Fiance plus you dont want to be the one making ALL the wedding decisions, its nice to share the load

goodluck and i hope you find a balance



Post # 7
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m sorry but if it’s really important to your Fiance that this man be there, i think you should plan something where this would be possible!

Post # 9
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m glad you’ve made a decision you’re happy with! Now how about the story of you proposing to your man? That isn’t something we hear a lot and it sounds great!

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