Slightly unconventional wedding ideas?

posted 4 days ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

I mean both of those ideas sound amazing! I’d love to be asked to attend something like that.

the main issue as I understand it is how much (or rather, little) leave Americans seem to be entitled to, and the cost may be prohibitive for some of your guests. Even if they can afford it, they may not choose to spend that money on your event. In the abstract though, it sounds fantastic! 

Post # 3
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

As your guests are going to have to travel regardless of what you do – I’m all for the more unconventional ideas! It would be different if your whole family lived in Ohio and you did too and you wanted to get married on a yacht in Croatia- that would be asking a lot- but they will be committing to international travel might as well make it fun.

I have 2 “dream” wedding ideas – 1 is to get married on my dads fishing boat with no more than 5 people, and the other is to rent out.a rooftop bar/pub, have a very quick ceremony in the pub, and then just have a great night with my friends and family so I’m already in the unconventional boat

Post # 4
13356 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Personally, I’d get married now in a live streamed ceremony and have a delayed celebration in the US at some future date. I wouldn’t postpone marriage, which in this uncertain time also comes with many legal benefits and protections, for example, inheritance, decision making in case of serious illness and more. In addition, who knows when or if your family and friends will feel comfortable traveling on a plane again. Financially, many people, including those who still have jobs, will be focused on making up for lost time and a vaccine may not be fully protective. 

Post # 5
5282 posts
Bee Keeper

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@yogolowgo:  Like weddingmaven said, are you open into having a just the two of you for now and having a second ceremony and reception  later with everyone when the situation improves?

Post # 6
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2021

@weddingmaven:   Well, marriage doesn’t always benefit everyone, with me, I was really close to losing Medicaid had I been married and no longer be able to afford my medication, but that changed now that I am getting on disability and will have Medicare as well as going to a lower paying, but more sustainable job anyways. Marriage doesn’t always benefit everyone. I say, if you are fine holding off marriage, it is fine and your choice.

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