New Orleans ceremony or?

posted 4 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I think your Future Father-In-Law is nuts. New Orleans is my FAVORITE place! A small ceremony there sounds lovely. Maybe in City Park? Incredible! 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

amberella8 :  how far are we talking? Is NO just a quick drive away or are you asking people to fly there when they all live somewhere else more convenient? If it’s the former, he’ll live and most likely come anyway, no need to make further plans. If it’s the latter, why not just have your honeymoon there?

the whole concept of NO doesn’t appeal to me. It would take a sibling or very close friend to lure me there (but I’d go for my own kid!)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

amberella8 :  I feel like 7 hours is kind of far to have essentially 2 weddings. Are you having receptions, or at least a meal at both places? 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

amberella8 :  will there be a choice for all invited? Or is the at home ceremony only for parents? Frankly I would rather go to the at home ceremony if it saves me money and time, though there will be no reception- you really will just say goodbye outside of the courthouse? Not even a cake somewhere?

Is he paying? If not, I guess you can decide, just be prepared people may decline, but that’s how it is with weddings.

 

Post # 9
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Wannabee

We had a similar situation. We love New Orleans and it was exactly what we wanted, but we had a few VIP guests who were not into it. Ultimately, we decided that we love it, it’s our wedding, we are paying and we wanted the wedding to be about both where and who we love. We ended up with 25 of our closest people in New Orleans. We took them to all of our favorite places, had a perfect ceremony at the courthouse, a second line that ended in a dance party at one of our favorite bars and a dinner party at a gallery space in a favorite neighborhood. It was absolutely perfect and even the New Orleans naysayers loved it and loved their trip. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’d just have the wedding in NOLA. It would be one thing if the father were physically unable to travel, but just being “uninterested in the location”? Why does that matter? Presumably he’s interested in his child’s wedding….

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Have your wedding where you want it. I had mine 3 hours away from home, and at least that far or farther for all the other guests. I told them the location, and they were free to decide whether they wanted to come or not. 

Also, I lived in NO for a number of years and can really recommend it as a great place for a wedding! 

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