(Closed) Should I even bother with getting married?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 15
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2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My husband had ZERO relatives at our wedding. He’s an only child, both parents deceased, no extended family but a half-sister who lives in Austria and couldn’t make the trip. You know what? Our 80 person wedding was the best day ever.

Post # 16
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6516 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Cimerone:  i understand your feelings bc i have a really mesed uo family. At my wedding i had 167 people and of that, only 1 table was blood related family. The rest of my side (8 other tables were friends) Friends I have made over the years and consider family and I still talk to every single one of them and see them as often as I can. 

I am also very close with DHs family which made it easy to have the big wedding. I am a family person, but I dont have one of my own besides my mom and sister, the rest of my family is in Florida.  But thankfully DHs family is amazing has really treated me so well. 

I would talK with your Fiance and see if he is open to the idea of having a wedding with just immediate family and really close friends. Maybe you can come to some sort of compromise

Post # 17
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Elope! Have a small party after. I moved from the UK to Aus when I was 16 and the only people I have coming to my wedding is mum and dad, so we decided to semi elope. A lot of people believe weddings should be huge family events but weddings are about you and your partner.

Post # 18
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2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m only having two and a half people who are of blood relation to me who will be attending my wedding. The half is from my half brother. We are having 60 guest. I am not very close to my family which is a long story. We are only having very close friends and family. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have to comment on some of the PP, hopefully you can elope or have a small wedding but with large families (especially when they pay for it) that’s not possible. If you end up planning a larger wedding than you feel comfortable with let us know. We will support you as that can be daunting in of itself 

Post # 20
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864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

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Cimerone:  honestly I have little to no family as well. It’s still your wedding and your day 🙂 it can be just as special

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