(Closed) Both of our sisters are Pregnant. HELP. Do I change the wedding date?

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: Do we move our wedding to May or keep in Oct and go without our sisters?
    Keep in Oct. go on wedding cruise without sisters : (13 votes)
    35 %
    move to May and make plans fast, cruise without friends/extended family : (14 votes)
    38 %
    Postpone till next year : (10 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    oiy.  How close are you to the sisters? How sad would you be if other family/friends couldn’t make it?

    Is there another option – to have the wedding not on a cruise where everyone can make it???

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree janna19 how close are you with the sisters? How sad would you be if they weren’t with you? That’s really what I think it would come down to for me.

    Post # 5
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Yeah, I think it depends on how close you are to your sisters. For me, personally, my sister and I are SO close, so I would have re-arranged our wedding for her if something prevented her from coming. I do have really good friends that I’ve known for a long time, but I usually choose family over them when it comes to these types of things.

    But everyone’s different, so it really depends on what YOU want.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Can you do the ceremony right before you leave for the cruise so that your sisters can be involved?

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    based on what you have said, it *seems* to me like you would rather stick with the october plan and are only considering others so as not to offend your sisters.  Do what makes you most happy, everyone will understand

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If it were me I’d make the wedding sooner or later, but not get married without the sisters!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee

    Are you sure they’d want to cruise in May?  If they aren’t feeling well, or get motion sick, they may not even want to go then, as you can’t take dramamine (guessing).  I’m due in August and know I wouldn’t want to go on a cruise anytime soon!

    Are you dead set on a cruise?  I think a regular Destination Wedding would be more suitable IF you really want to include your sisters.  According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the safest time to travel is from 18 to 24 weeks.  HTH!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Hmm I think the cruise option might be out for you guys because I don’t see them wanting to cruise while pregnant especially during the time that they will be having morning sickness.  Also I can’t see them wanting to go on a cruise after the babies are born.  Think leaving an infant home with someone else probably not an option and it would be hard to take an infant on a cruise.

    If you do the ceremony at home you probably won’t get a good turn-out because people will go to the ceremony and not on the cruise.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You do realize that August-October is peak hurricane season in the Caribbean, right?

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Oh good point Kittyachi- And my mom has been on a Caribbean crusie once in Jan and once again in Feb and it was huge waves the boat rocked really bad.  My mom who has been on lots of cruises said it was really bad and wouldn’t take a cruise again during that time of year.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Most cruise ships that you get married on actually have to perform the ceremony on the ship before it leaves port.  Guests are allowed to board the ship for the ceremony and reception and then dissembark before the ship leaves for the cruise. 

    My friend just had her wedding on the ship, it was a lot of fun.  She had about 100 people for the wedding and about 80 stayed for the cruise.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    Good points cannotwait and vintage! I am due in August and the last thing I would want to do is cruise…and once they have the babies it will probably be a good 6 months before they would think about taking their babies with them….

    Post # 16
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    Newbee

    I’ve cruised during hurricane season several times with NO problems so don’t let that discourage you.  I actually like it better then in the dead of summer.  Is the cruise leaving from a local port that the sisters can drive to?  If so I would keep it in October and have everyone come to the ceremony and the pregnant sisters (and anyone else) can disembark.  That’s seems like the best compromise to keep your costs where you want them, your date, and their attendance.  You would just have to hope that no one goes into labor!

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