Post # 1
I moved to Atlanta 1yr ago all of my family live in NYC! Would it be selfish and unreasonable to have my wedding here in Atlanta?? My fiance and I have found great venues and good prices here! I’v also been calling around looking for venues in NYC too..What should I do???? Has anyone been in this situation before????
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Post # 2
We moved from California to Oregon in 2012 and are getting married in Oregon. Everyone seems totally cool with it. I would not sweat it at all. ^_^
Of couse, some people wont be able to make it but we are also OK with that. We are going to stream the ceremony for those who can’t and it should be good ^_^
Post # 3
I think it’s fine to have a wedding in Atlanta as long as you’re okay with some people from NY not being able to show up.
Post # 4
I vote for having the wedding in ATL. It’s more cost effective and would be easier for you to plan because you live there. I’m sure your family will understand. 🙂
Post # 5
Streaming the ceremony sounds good..How far ahead should I send out invites? since theh wedding is so far away.. I gotta give people time to prepare..
Post # 6
I have family from all over (even overseas) coming to our DMV area. The wedding is on the first week-end of sept and by word of mouth most people know it’s where we live. I read once that 9 months or a year in advance for Save-The-Date Cards is an ideal timeframe for out of town guests.
Post # 7
My husband and I live in New York, where his family is from, but we had our wedding in the Chicago suburbs where I grew up (though a lot of my family was from out of state too). We definitely had a bigger percentage of people who weren’t able to make it because of the distance than people who grow up in the same area and get married there. We sent the STD probably about 11 months in advance. We wanted to give everyone enough warning so they could make plans to come, but we didn’t want to send them so far in advance in which they confused the year or the STD for an invitation. You could always do a family get together in NYC for family that weren’t able to make it after the wedding. That is what we did. We didn’t dress up special or anything (though you could), just had a lucheon with family that couldn’t attend and opened gifts.
Post # 8
Not selfish at all. You are the host; you are inviting people to your hometown for a party. I’m sure people will welcome the escape from the city!
Post # 9
living in atl you will be able to find a lot more bang for your buck around here as opposed to NYC. And it’d be easier to plan living in the same city!
Post # 10
My family is all in Mississippi, except for me and 1 other wayward cousin. My fiance and I live in Colorado. We like Colorado, and we’re getting married in Colorado. In order to keep the wedding small, we didn’t even invite most of my extended family – only that wayward cousin (who lives closer to Colorado than Mississippi, and is also the only cousin that I really like) and my mom’s twin. We’re going to hold a small reception in Mississippi after the wedding, in order to include everyone.
Have your wedding wherever YOU TWO want to have it!
Post # 11
Thanks I’m gonna have it here in Atlanta its so much easier for me to plan where I live. Maybe my family will understand!