(Closed) Glad to know this is your wedding, not mine… Vent, Long

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Miss Mitzie: I’m so sorry you are going through this. Maybe you can compromise with his family. What about you two eloping to Jamaica and then FI’s grandfather hosting a hometown reception? That way everyone can be happy?

P.S. Darling Husband and I just honeymooned in Jamaica, it was gorgeous.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
489 posts
Helper bee

I agree with the PP. I say elope in Jamaica, and have a hometown reception, that way everyone is still involved to some extent. Explaing to them that the finances are just too overwhelming to throw a big traditional wedding, and that this is really the best option.

Post # 5
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I third the idea of a reception after the elopement. And by the way, I’ve been to Swept Away twice, and LOVE it!!! Enjoy!

Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Only because you said this FIRST “FI and I originally planned to have a big traditional wedding, until we realized exactly how much it was going to cost us to have the wedding we wanted” makes me suggest perhaps having your hometown wedding and then honeymooning in Jamaica?


Post # 8
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely agree with PP – hometown reception following elopement in Jamaica.  Even though you initially thought you would go the traditional route, you also mentioned that everyone was ok with it until you set the Jamaica plan in motion.  Along with this being YOUR day and what you want – this is the sticking point.  Don’t give in now, because this may be just the beginning of being stepped on.

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