Dan and I have decided on a small family wedding, since we will be getting married in Canada. Not to mention, lack of money is a huge factor on all of our decisions.
It's tough to make decisions on which family members to invite. We plan on inviting mothers, fathers, sisters, grandparents, and all their spouses and children. Do we also invite aunts, uncles, and cousins if they have been a large part of your life growing up? I mean, where do you draw the line and hopefully not create problems with people that you were not able to invite? Or do we just make a plane trip sometime later and have a party where they all could attend? Balancing family and money is not an easy thing to do. It would be awesome to just be able to invite family, friends, online friends and everyone else that has touched our lives. But the truth is we don't have the money to be able to do that.
I have some creative ideas brewing that we might be able to do for the friends and family that we won't be able to invite.
Most of the details are up in the air including the date and location of the wedding. We know we don't want to get married in the winter. We also don't want to get married in a church, since neither of us are religious. That just doesn't seem right. Flowers are not a concern, except for our boutonnières. The rest of the details? Just blank lists.
I would be very grateful for any tips, suggestions, or don't do's that you could provide us.