- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Bees, I need some serious advice. Here’s the background info: I am American, my fiancé is English. We live in Hong Kong. My parents currently live in Central California. We planned (and have put deposits down and stuff) on a wedding in Boston, where I went to college. Just this weekend, my parents tearfully told me that a) a whole bunch of people including some family members will not be attending because of the cost of getting to Boston/accommodation etc. AND b) in order to go forward with out plans, we would be doubling our projected budget just to “make things work.”
In both my mind and and their minds, this is unacceptable money-wise and we’d rather have a lower-key affair closer to home with the people that matter. So the best thing is for us to move the whole thing cross-country to CA. Also, even though we would lose a little bit in deposits in Boston, we would be ahead in the end spending-wise on the change in location.
We’ve sent out Save-The-Date Cards with Boston information but not invites yet. How do we tactfully and respectfully inform everyone of the change without sounding cheap and arousing suspicion/curiosity that we’d rather not have to deal with?