(Closed) anyone marrying overseas in FIs home country

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

we’re marrying here, since I’m the bride-he said we should marry where I live (aw), but having  a big party also in england

good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My situation is the reverse from you. I’m originally from Puerto Rico, my fiance is from the US, we live in the mainland US and we’ll be marrying in Puerto Rico, so I’m the partner from overseas. Well, it’s not exactly "overseas" or a different country altogether, but close enough.

The cultural differences aren’t that pronounced, since Puerto Rico is pretty americanized and many people there are bilingual, but we are including a page of useful phrases in Spanish and some explanations of the idiosyncrasies of Puerto Rican culture in our wedding website to help the guests coming from the US. Also, the people who we’ve talked to about the wedding so far don’t seem annoyed or anything at having to travel for the wedding because they see it as a mini vacation to the Caribbean in the middle of winter (wedding is in February).

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We compromised and are getting married in Hawaii, halfway between Boston & Sydney.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My Fiance is a kiwi too. We live in  London but will be getting married in NC which is where I am from. 

His Mother, Father, and siblings will all be flying over  from New Zealand for the wedding. It will be the first time I meet any of them. YIKES! We had planned to go to New Zealand last Christmas so that I could meet them all before the wedding but in the end we were not able to because of finances. 

 I am trying to incorporate bits of New Zealand into the wedding since my Fiance so graciously offered to have it in my home country. There is a big kiwi on top of the groom’s cake. The guys will have fiddle heads in their boutonnieres. I’ve even talked my bridesmaids into doing one of the All Black’s Hakas with me at the reception to surprise my Fiance. That will be a little crazy but I think my Fiance will get a laugh out of it. 

I am happy to be having my wedding in NC but I am also jealous of you for having a wedding in New Zealand. It will be gorgeous I’m sure!

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

are there any kiwi traditions? my fiance is british but he loves kiwi people and NZ i would love to incorporate something kiwi since he hardly has anyone with him at the ceremony

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i’m from Singapore, he’s from California, the wedding’s here in Singapore (Asia) and his family & friends are flying in, since i’ll eventually be moving.

there are definitely cultural differences, but everyone’s really excited about it.
for his family, it’s to explore something exotic/different, and my family’s pretty excited about welcoming them and showing everyone around!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Fiancé is French, I’m American…Wedding is in Paris as this is where we live and there is no inbetween place we could compromise with.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah we’re getting married in NY because I’ll be moving anyway

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Fiance is German, I’m American, we live in Germany but are getting married stateside. Like Miss Paris, there really was no in between and since we met in grad school in the US, and more of his family and friends speak English than mine do German, we decided it only made sense. Besides, his parents have never been to America (mine traveled to Germany right after we got engaged so they have met) and are excited to make a vacation out of it!

Post # 14
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Newbee

We’re getting married in Ireland, where my fiance is from.

I’m orginally from PA but we both live in Boston.  Orignally we thought Boston was a good middle ground but his mom recently was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer and I made the decision to change everything and move it closer to her.  I don’t want her worrying about our wedding when she is going something so difficult at the moment. 

 We are now having an intimate wedding of about 30 people with only our closest family and friends. Because of the circumstances, I think the day will mean that much more.  

Here is a post I did on Elizabeth Anne Designs on my wedding venue:  The Cliff House

simply fantastic. 

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