(Closed) The wedding I will never have

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@happyface:  I understand the frustration in it.  Perhaps you can do it by the time you two do decide a date though.

Post # 4
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@happyface:  We wanted to have ours on a penninsula with a beautiful view of a lake (in the same state park where we are having our wedding). It is the most beutiful spot ever, but set back far from the road, and guests would have to walk over grass, dirt, and watch out for rocks and roots. We have elderly guests, my aunt is in a wheel chair, and my sister has mild Cerebral Palsy, so we are instead having the ceremony at an ampitheatre with a paved path for easier access.

So basically I completely understand!!!!!

here is my dream ceremony site on the pennisula:

And here is where we are doing it instead:

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We wanted to get married on a sailboat. Mr. LK and I both have very close family members who would not have been able to be there if we did so. So yeah, sometimes we must let practicality replace dreams. But then we just have an excuse to make new dreams, and fall in love with reality. Remember, just because it isn’t your first dream, that doesn’t mean it won’t be lovely.

Post # 6
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We wanted to go to the courthouse. That is something we still dream about.

BUT…me being only child and only grand child + him being only child + families vicariously living out their wedding dream through us = uh no.


Post # 7
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i hear you!!!! i dreamt of a rustic backyard affair with the ceremony under a beautiful tree (a la every pinterest wedding image ever), but somehow we ended up with a hotel ballroom reception… ceremony site TBD but most likely some sort of non-rustic church… 

too many older/traveling/traditional friends and family, none of whom have an awesome backyard for our nuptuials…


Post # 8
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Since FH is Japanese and I am American, we would love to have two ceremonies for each of our cultures, but weddings in Japan are soo expensive and our “American Wedding” alone is costing us more than enough, so we will just try to incorporate some Japanese elements into the day and hopefully that will be enough.


Post # 9
5269 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I just wanted a spring wedding! Its a winter one now:( Oh well…. just a season I guess.

Post # 10
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My dream was to hike to the top of Half Dome (my favorite yearly hike) with my Fiance and a couple friends. With one of them ordained to do ceremonies in California we would do our vows on top using walkie talkies or cell phones so that all our family could listen in. Then we would eat lunch and hike back down.

Sadly my Fiance isn’t nearly in good enough shape to do that so instead we are having the big old fancy wedding. Maybe for one of our anniversaries he’ll give a go. 😉


Post # 11
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wanted to elope or do JOP, however he felt that I would regrett not having a semi – traditional wedding (which im sure i wouldnt) we are now having a wedding. I guess it was hard for him to believe that some women aren’t into the whole must have “fairy tale” wedding thing.  

Post # 12
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This was an issue for us, but we were lucky enough to be able to make it work. I wanted a lake-side ceremony with a tented reception. We were at a resort, so we were able to this, despite having several family members who had a little bit of difficulty getting around. Several own scooters and we had the help of the resort’s golf cart to help people get around. Mother-In-Law still complains that she wishes it were in a ballroom so people could have gotten around easier, but it all worked out so I don’t worry about it at all. We did everything we could to accomodate everyone and called it good.

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