(Closed) One reason I am afraid to get engaged.

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 4
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Could you elope? You could do a dinner or party with your family to celebrate afterward. Then you could travel to his family some time later when it’s affordable, just to celebrate. I think a wedding can take many different forms. It’s more about the unity than the format of the celebration. Of course, it’s ideal to have everyone together in the same venue at the same time, but you could make it special any way that you decide. 🙂

Post # 5
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I second what @MissMarriage said about eloping. If you make it just the two of you but then include ALL of your family in a party/dinner AND visit his … everyone is equally involved. Just have a conversation with your family and explain your decision. I’d hope they would understand. 

Post # 6
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Don’t know where they live but what if you had two ceremonies?  Get married (ceremony and legally) here, with your family and then when you have the money you can fly you and your SO over there and have a ceremony with them?

Post # 7
153 posts
Blushing bee

i agree about maybe 2 ceremonies… maybe a larger wedding here, and a small one with the far away family, and maybe you could incorporate that part into your honeymoon (like go somewhere close to them)…

Post # 9
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@WestCoast: How do 3 plane tickets cost $10,000? I feel like I’m missing something. Where are they from? If you got married in an off season, his should be much cheaper….

Most of my family will not be able to make the international trip to my wedding, and at the moment I don’t have a job so the idea of having two weddings is seeming more stressful. I’m thinking about skyping my other family members in, as it’s better than nothing. Otherwise I’d support eloping. 

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