- 8 years ago
- Wedding: January 2018
Since me and mr scrapbook got engaged on dec. 20th of 09, we tried to decide on location. My parents are footing the majority of the bill, because after sitting down and talking we decided that it was better for them to pay for wedding and us to save our money for a down payment on a house of our own. My mother from the first day had her heart set on us having a destination wedding somewhere tropical. Me and mr scrapbook are both from around the woodbridge ontario area and so are most of our friends (family is scattered)…so naturally we figured we would get married in woodbridge. Mr scrapbook liked the idea of a destination wedding, but ultimately doesnt care where we get married, as long as im happy and im going to be his wife he could care less. My main problem with the destination wedding is that most of my good friends and their spouses (also my friends), would not be able to afford to come. Today while at my moms friends house, the topic of my wedding came up and my mom said that i should get married in Bahamas. I immediately said no, because my friends would not be able to attend. Then my mom mentioned that if that was the only thing holding me back that they would pay for my friends to attend.
Now im kinda torn on what to do:
close to home
would enable me to have the winter wedding of my dreams
all family and friends could attend
married in a church
ya hi its freaking bahamas!
my friends would be able to come expenses paid
family would probably not be able to come
there wouldnt be a winter wedding feel
cost of reception is cheaper
would have to factor in the cost of paying for close friends and family to come
So here are our options:
Otion 1: woodbridge…reception at a hall, church wedding…everyone could attend
Option 2: bahamas…wedding in bahamas, reception for those who could come, also in bahamas
Option 3: bahamas…wedding in bahamas…small reception for those who could come…and then a reception in woodbridge when we return for those who could not make it to bahamas
There are pros and cons to both obviously, but any help, opinions etc would be very welcome. Please vote and/or comment below. For those of you who choose option 3 would you be offended if you were a guest and only went to a reception, not the wedding? Also has anyone on this board gotten married or is planning to get married in Bahamas?