- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
So after months of dragging our feet, trying to plan a wedding in Lexington, KY while living in Tupelo, MS, we have THROWN IN THE TOWEL!!! I am so excited. (See my previous miserable posts)
Last night we decided. Destination wedding it is! Of course there were other factors, a ton of friends expect to be invited for the booze/free meal (you’d be surprised the messages you receive on facebook about this), bridesmaids live so far away and are unable to help, bridesmaids that show no interest, (why did you want to be part again?) family has poo poo’d the wedding from the beginning (“if you pull it off it will be a miracle. You can’t wear white if you have a child. You can’t wear white if you already live together. You are too fat to wear white, I hope you don’t expect us to have to drive to MS”) family drama, (divorced parents that make me nervous with an audience and booze), logistics….It’s ALLLLL over!!! Ahhhhhhh….
Anyone else have your Destination Wedding in Sanibel/Captiva? I have been before, and my parents go every year, but we’ve never “Wedding’d it up” there. Advice? Vendors you would recommend/NOT recommend?
We are planning on 20-30 people. Down from over 150! Yes! Close family, and friends that are able.The people that really matter!
Do we still send invites? I know not everyone will be able to make it, as it is in July and we decided last night..still, we have never sent Save-The-Date Cards or anything for the previous venue that we only looked at..no booking..just word of mouth.
I think alot of people’s feelings will be hurt that they don’t get “their” wedding…(a family member actually said “you would deny us a wedding?!”) but hell, I am 33 years old..I am not 23 with stars in my eyes. And from the beginning we knew we would be footing the entire bill. NOW, however, people will be expected to transport themselves and pay for their own lodging. ( my mother who lives in florida actually ASKED ME where I had her staying, and who was paying-I see her once a year. WTF..now you can just drive on over, lady. Dear grandmother told me that she better not have to drive to MS for a wedding..then in the same breath told me how she is going to Hawaii this summer. :/ family.)
This turned into a rant…last one I promise!!
I can feel the stress leaving my body as I type!!!