This is a first marriage for both my fiancee and me. He is an only child with no real family living (parents were immigrants and now deceased). I have a big family although a bit dysfunctional. We don't have a lot of time and money to spend planning a family wedding so we are thinking of eloping. We are going through the Catholic prep program for marriage, and will probably get married in a state like Florida where no other witnesses are required.
The problem is that I have is mixed feelings about not having my sisters and other family there, but I know eloping would be much easier for both of us and on our pocketbook. The thought of walking down the aisle in an empty church bothers me. We've thought of having one couple each stand up for us, but I'm sure that will cause hurt feelings with the rest of the clan. He is very supportive and flexible in whatever decision we decide to make.
Any advice is much appreciated.