- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Hello! This is my first post, after hovering around the hive looking at all your beautiful photos! I need some support and ideas, and I am sure you can help!
I am from New Brunswick, Canada and met my fiancée in Quebec, where we lived for a while, before moving to France together (because he is French!) So, we are a young 24 y o couple wanting to have a nice low key, low budget, enjoyable wedding. The thing is, I am worried I will be dissapointed with the day, because already it is nothing like I imagined as a girl.
The invitees are his parents, his sister, her bf and their toddler, my parents flying here from Canada and that’s it! 🙁 He has a HUGE family but they live about 5 hours away, and my family and friends live 1000 dollars and an ocean away…even my brother and sil arent coming due to new babies. So, I geuss I need some help planning a semblance of a wedding that will make me feel like a princess even though it will be so toned down. Also, we are getting married in city hall because that is an obligation in France. It is the before and after that I have questions about.
We live in an apartment and will have the entire wedding party sleeping here, with us on sleeping mats on the office floor the night before! Since we live together, how can we make the ‘first look’ with the dress special?
Can you think of a nice reception idea? I have been thinking renting a restaurant and having very french food…
Other complications; my family speaks no french and his speaks no english, my fiancee speaks limited english … i kind of want some english in the ceremony though, like maybe my dad could do my vows in english before the real ones?
Can you think of any girly or manly, or everyone together activities we could do …?
The traditions in France, and in Canada are different…the language, the religion…does anyone have any starting tips on how to have a dream wedding on little money and little invitees? 🙂