Where would you have the wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
3205 posts
Sugar bee

This situation is going to be a no win. Either you have it in the US, and some of his family will miss out, or you hold it in Brazil, and some of your family will miss out, plus it will be difficult for you to arrange logistically since you live in California. I think you should go with what you’re already leaning towards – hold the wedding closer to your family, at the venue you love, which is more affordable. Hopefully his close family members will be able to attend. I also agree with your fiancé – your heart is in the right place, but you’re waaay overthinking it!

Post # 4
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Agree with PP! Only thing I’d discourage is having your wedding in Brazil. Best friend’s boyfriend is currently in Brazil for a wedding, and the hurdles he had to jump through were expensive and ridiculous (flights, visas, and vaccinations :/).

Post # 5
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Can you get married here, and use your honeymoon to go to Brazil and have a celebration with his family that couldn’t come? So he can see them and enjoy their happiness? Obviously invite them but for those who can’t come, make sure they know they’re important too and you’ll be going to see them because of that?

Post # 6
200 posts
Helper bee

I would not do Mexico as a halfway point – then literally everyone has to get on a plane and go through immigration and customs for your wedding. For those who are going to have to get on a plane, I don’t think going to NC versus NYC versus CA versus other places near a metropolitan area really matters. Probably many of those places are going to require a connection anyway. From what you say, NC sounds like the best bet – you have family there already, and your friends are on the east coast. Your fiancee’s family is going to have to deal with international travel anyway so I don’t see how FL vs. NC, etc. is going to make that much of a difference. Good luck!

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