(Closed) How did you compromise on venue/type of wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Perhaps a medium wedding in Chicago followed by a reception in each of the two international locations sometime within the year after? Most international couples I know did something similar.

We did a large casual engagement party in my DH’s country followed by a medium sized wedding in the US a few months later because that worked best for our schedules, and everyone was happy with it. The more parties the better IMO! Good luck!

Post # 3
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783 posts
Busy bee

Who is paying?  That makes a big impact on who gets say.  If they are all contributing it’ll definitely make things harder. I like the idea of having wedding local & separate receptions.   I’m in my 30s so there was no way the parents were going to dictate my wedding. & my hubs knows nothing about weddings or wedding planning so I planned it all myself & it turned out perfect. 

 

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

So try to talk to both sets of parents together and see if there is some middle ground. Our wedding isn’t. Intercultural but FH wanted a courthouse wedding. My mother is a deacon and we are VERY baptist so my family wanted a big church affair (FH’s grandfather is a Pastor and were pushing for church too) and I personally wanted to get married with a small to medium crowd at the Chicago gaelic park (totally check this place out when you are venue searching). Ultimately my parents are paying so me and FH will exchange vows in front of 200+ people at my church followed by dinner and dancing at a banquet hall. I’m happy, but it wasn’t my vision. Sit down with your SO and decide what means the most. For us, it was most important to have our families blessing. 

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