Post # 1
It’s not something I wanted to do, but I was tired of answering the same ol’ “how’s the wedding planning going” and biting my tongue. I will share with you what I wrote. A lot of people were surprisingly supportive and told me it was a great decision.
I would never usually post this on Facebook, but instead of answering the same question “how’s the wedding planning going” a thousand times and feel like I get punched in the gut, I’m just going announce it on here. James and I are STILL getting married, but it will only be an intimate ceremony between the two of us. I’m sorry if this disappoints anyone, but I have no control over it right now.We had money saved up but was then depleted due to personal circumstances. We were really looking forward to celebrating it with everyone. We figured it’d be best for us to go off to a destination, get married, and enjoy our honeymoon at that said place. We hope to have a bigger celebration down the road when we are able to pay for something as beautiful as it was supposed to be. Thank you and I’m sorry to have posted this on Facebook. It was time to let everyone know.
We are very much happy and excited to become husband and wife in 10 months. The marriage part is what is most important to us. We didn’t want to just hop on over to the JOP and go out to a restaurant to celebrate. The two of us deserve the absolute best after having a REALLY tough 2011. I am hoping that 2012 will bring us lots of joy and luck.
Oh, and another point – we decided if we were going to save that amount of money, we would rather save it for something that could go towards our future such a house, for our future children, etc. Trust me, it sucks that this won’t happen considering he’s the only child and I’m the only girl in my family, but I’m just happy to have him in my life and couldn’t ask for anything more.
Post # 3
Gah, Weddingbee is going nutso on me so I didn’t finish my post. But that’s basically it. It’s such a huge relief and weight off my shoulders. I just now have the dreadful cancelling venue and hotel rooms to do next week.
Post # 4
Thats great that everyone was so supportive! I have always wanted to elope, but I got pressured into having a rather big wedding, and now that I am starting to plan, I wish I stuck to eloping, so much easier and cheaper!
Post # 5
That must have been hard to write, but you just have the best attitude about the whole thing. Hats off to you lady!
Post # 6
Great wording. I feel you in the not wanting to do it on FB but this might be the best way, let facebook be usefull.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone. Sorry the post came out so big and spacy!
I was worried about posting it on there, but his mom, my mom, and my grandmother knew where my heart was before I posted it. I know some people hate finding out things via Facebook, but it is useful for things such as this.
My cousin is upset for me. He knew how hard I’ve been working for a year to get what I want for it to be taken away, but it is what it is now. FI helped me realize a lot of things this morning so I’m feeling so much better about it.
Post # 8
@Rouquine: This is much easier I think, then explaining to each person why they arent going to be looking for an invitation in the mail.
Post # 9
Oh wow–I’m so sorry to hear about the changes. You handled it great, though. Hopefully people will leave you alone now.
Post # 10
I think it sounds fine. Im glad you decided to follow your heart and do whats best, rather than trying to please everyone 😀
Post # 11
Flawless. Sorry to hear about it but you handled it better than I could have!
Post # 12
its a bit long but the message is there – focus on whats important, being married to the person you love and being happy. congrats
Post # 13
Sorry to hear about the unwanted change dear. Let me know if you want to talk!
Post # 14
I like how you are keeping positive about all this. Stay strong girl!!
Post # 15
@eloping: It wasn’t going to be that long, but I know how my family minds work so I answered their questions before they could ask. Haha.
Thank you so much again.
Post # 16
I’m really sorry for the rough year you and your Fiance have had. I am glad that you’ve gone with your top choice and what will make both of you happy, not anyone else!!
Here’s to your 2012 being a lot better than your 2011! *raises iced tea*