Post # 1
Well basically my Fiance and I are trying to plan a nice wedding but we are on a small budget. Now mind you, our wedding is not scheduled until June of next year, but with 2 small children, just purchasing a house and student loans we don’t have much money to save for our wedding. We have been together 4 years and have ultimately decided that we are willing to sacrifice the wedding over our honeymoon which is much needed right now. We have basically come up with a few options and need help deciding what to do. 1) get married at courthouse or in garden, don’t have reception but invite friends and family to have dinner at nice resturant, go on honeymoon. 2)Go on honeymoon and get married at location, have nice vow renewal/reception on our 1 year anniversary 3) Suck it up and find some way to pay for both wedding and honeymoon in June. Other options are welcome. We are contemplating #2 , but we would like to have our children involved but don’t want to bring them on the honeymoon. We also don’t want to push our wedding date back. Please help or give advice if you have been in a similar situation! Thanks!
Post # 3
I think the destination wedding. If you keep the guest list small, you will be able to have both a wedding and honeymoon. I don’t know if the vow renewal a year later would really be necessary, you might want to wait until you have more time.
Post # 4
I voted for the first one. Your children can be involved in the ceremony, you can celebrate afterwards with the people you want, and you can have a wonderful (child free) honeymoon. Sounds perfect to me. I think that’s what I would have done if I had a smaller budget.
Post # 5
you can have a destination wedding with just close family and your kids then send the kids back with one of your parents while you two stay and enjoy some time alone 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks ladies for all these nice suggestions, its just such a hard choice! I am already having my dress made and the wedding we are planning is very low budget as it is. We just don’t really have family that is able to help with anything right now and don’t know if we can swing it on our own. We are going to take the rest of this month to see if we can come up with a way to make some extra money or any other brilliant ideas and then make our final decision. I will keep you posted!
Post # 8
We had a lovely wedding, reception and day-after pig roast for about 5K. The pig roast was especially kid friendly as there was a volleyball court, a softball fied and a playground at the location.
Now I imagine you want your kids at the wedding. If you want a break from them, you might want to do the courthouse/garden ceremony, meet for dinner and then go on the honeymoon. If you don’t mind having the kids along on the honeymoon, then the destination wedding would work well.