(Closed) Wedding location blues

posted 10 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We faced a very similar situation – it’s a tough decision. On one hand you have a location that itself is meaningful, and on the other you have a location that allows for the most people to celebrate with you.

What about doing a second reception near your extended family? It seems like a good option to keep the wedding in your FI’s home island, but still include your extended family. Second receptions can be a lavish or as simple as you wish, if cost is an issue.


By The Way, In the end, we had our wedding in the more convenient location and were happy to have everyone join us. We did it because (a) it was easier for us to plan a wedding where we lived, (b) because not only my family and friends would have had a difficult time making the trip, but about half of his guest list would have also, and (c) his family wanted to come see our home.

Post # 4
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hi Stef

While your father may be disapointed you aren’t getting married closer to home- I think you’re dad will be ok. It sounds like you have a big family. It is always going to be somewhat difficult to accomodate for everyone’s wants– but you won’t go wrong if you do what you think is best for you and your fiance. Perhaps you & your fiance can have your wedding gathering- and on a separate date have a house warming party with you’re entire extended family. Perhaps you should talk to your dad about what kind of wedding you wanted- and see how he can help you balance what you want, with who he was hoping to celebrate with? Ask him to respect that you want a small event- but that you also respect that he wants to be with his side of the family too. So ask him who he would like to invite, and have him talk to extended family about the decisions you and your fiance made so your family knows you didn’t exclude them for any other reason other than desiring a small event. Good Luck.

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