Stressing over a stress-free wedding – HELP

posted 5 months ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: What route is best?
    Elope with just the two of you, reception back home later : (1 votes)
    33 %
    Small destination with family : (0 votes)
    Have a small casual backyard wedding at home : (2 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    4288 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    ericazee :  I want something small, intimate, relaxed and casual in a different state…I get anxiety thinking about the drama that will arise with a bunch of people traveling, and having my dysfunctional family in a house together with minimal people. 

    It sounds like you do want the wedding experience so why don’t you just have a low key, casual wedding but keep it local?  It seems like 95% of the stress and potential problems arise from having everyone together for a week.   Honestly, if you want a relaxed wedding and you want to be relaxed during the planning then I don’t get why you would choose something out of state just for the sake of it. 

     

    Post # 3
    Member
    5764 posts
    Bee Keeper

    A destination wedding with family seems like the most stressful option, not a low stress option, I’d cut that one right away. A backyard wedding at home requires more than just wedding planning, it typically requires all sorts of house projects when you’re already likely tight on money. I’d cut that, too.

    An intimate, local wedding–perhaps even a brunch or lunch wedding–with few or no DIY projects, no wedding party and utilizing the services of a wedding planner to handle details and last-minute problems seems the easiest way to balance those special moments you’d like with your desire for the least possible amount of stress. 

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