- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
My fiance and I are decided to have a destination wedding in Florida. We decided that we wanted to keep it super small — 25 people MAX! He comes from a small family, and would only invite his mom & dad (who live 3hrs from our destination), and his sister (who lives in Ohio).
My side would consist of the rest of the people — mom, dad, sisters/spouses, and my closest aunt and uncle.
The more I think about planning this wedding, the more stressed and ridiculous I think it is!!
FH isn’t crazy about standing in front of a group, even a small group, and saying our vows. He simply doesn’t like being the center of attention. Of course he would NEVER let that stop us from inviting everyone… but aren’t him and I supposed to be the MOST comfortable in this situation?
I’m making my mom spend thousands of dollars for OTHER people to sit down and eat and enjoy our wedding. I’m starting to now want any of it.. I don’t want to do a cocktial hour, or a sit down reception dinner where I’ve been stressing over table linens and place settings.
I want it to be Me, FH, my mom and her significant other, along with my youngest sister, FH’s parents, his sister, and his best friend.
I have 2 other sisters who are my half sisters. I grew up with them my whole life, and don’t consider them anything but a sister. Right now I’m not speaking to one due to wedding drama she caused after we got engaged, and she pretty much said she wouldn’t be able to make it (due to moving, military husband) But I want to invite the other one. How do you invite two and not the other one, then the list will escalade back to being everyone again… and NO NO NO. lol
I don’t even want my dad there, he’s…. a whole ‘nother story!
We already have the deposit paid for the photog and for the beach ceremonys, so we ARE doing that.
I Just want to keep it SUPER simple! I want to have our wedding, and not lose track of what it REALLY IS. Then have an intimate dinner at our resorts fab restaurant, and hang out! Just be easy.
Any other brides feel like this? Have any advice?