- 6 years ago
We don’t care about having a big ceremony or reception- all we want is to have 10-12 of our closest family members and just to finally get married after 11 years. Our budget is only $12k (crazy how that is small!) and has to include some plane tickets and lodging for my family (my two sisters and their families plus my parents).
We live in CA, our parents live in SC, and I have one sister in Chile and one is S. Africa. We have only a 1BR apt, so unless we get married in SC, it’s nearly impossible to do anything with the budget. Unfortunately, we don’t really want to get married in SC.
I’ve talked to some wedding planners abroad. For example, we can get married in Spain and lodge our families for 10 days for $8k.However, $4k is not enough to cover plane tickets from Chile, SA, SC, and CA. If I offer to put in money myself, my parents won’t take it and will just raise the budget. They are too generous and I don’t want to take advantage.
So, since we don’t care about the wedding being very gradiose, I’m wondering if anyone has ever just booked a trip with their families to somewhere, and just had a simple civil wedding?
Despite all the simplicity, I still want to wear the dress of my dreams 🙂