Post # 1
My fiance and I are recently engaged and super excited about getting married!! The problem is figuring out what to do for a wedding ceremony/reception. His immediate family lives in the USA but all of his extended family and most of close family friends live in Argentina or Mexico. None of my family is local, but all within the US and more able to travel.
I had originally thought we’d have a pretty traditional wedding ceremony and reception here in NY where most of our good friends are and then head to Argentina for a big party with his family. But, he is not excited about the idea that all my family will be able to attend and his family is unable to attend (except for his parents). I completely understand, but we don’t know what to do!
Our latest thought is to have a immediate family only ceremony (not sure where/how to plan that) and then two more casual parties. However, I think many people won’t celebrate with us at all since it won’t be worth flying into town just for a ceremony.
Post # 3
What about having two ceremonies?
Post # 4
Would everyone (both families) be able to travel if you had a destination wedding (and your honeymoon) in Mexico? Then there would be one wedding ceremony and one reception. Or a destination wedding and reception in Mexico for all that can come, and then a more laid back party with friends when you return home?
We were thinking of having my daughter’s wedding in Mexico, but the flights we would have to pay for- because both of our grown kids were in college, plus they already had a 3 yr old would have been too much-but you might want to check it having a “Free Wedding” at an all-inclusive resort that would be “hopefully easy enough” for at least both families to get to. Of course, you could always Add-On extras for more money. We have a membership at the Palace Resorts, but I’m sure there are other places that offer them too. Here is a link for you to check it out-just make sure you are aware of all costs involved. Maybe someplace like this would work for you?