After a few months of searching and researching and hating every place we saw, we have decided that we want to say "Screw it" to the traditional wedding and do our own thing! It is such a relief honestly to not have to plan an elaborate wedding that would be for everyone else, not ourselves.
First of all- where would you recommend we look? I'm thinking Costa Rica or somewhere tropical that we can be active one day and the next we can lay on a beach with a drink in our hands. Ideally we'd like to find a place that will do the ceremony and then we stay for a week.
Second- how do we tell family and my bridesmaids? We'd like to extend the invitation for our friends to join us, but it won't be what they've been expecting this all to be. Because my parents can't travel (disabled), we've decided that parents will not be part of this. I know they'll be hurt but this is only fair. Should we make an announcement to all of the people we were originally going to invite to let them know our plans?
Third- Do people still do registries? I'm not really huge on it in the first place, but it's a question that's come up.
Ahh.. So many questions. But this feel SO right.