My fiance and I live in the same town as his family in the UK, but I'm from Canada, and all my family live there. I had thought of having a quiet registry office ceremony just the two of us, then having two receptions/parties - one in Canada when we're scheduled to vacation there next summer, and one here in the UK, but, after announcing our engagement to our families, this plan got rather complicated.
Both fathers seem to be fine with that idea - neither wants to have to travel, but both mothers have said that they really want to be at the ceremony and don't mind traveling, and I know they would be very hurt to be excluded.
The obvious solution would be to have a destination wedding and have everyone travel to be there, but doing that would mean that my fiance and I would have to cancel our plans to go back to Canada next summer because we can't afford to take two trips in the same year.
Do we ignore our mothers' only request and do it the way I first planned, or do I give up the trip home next summer that both my fiance and I want, even though I haven't seen my friends and home for over two years? Can anyone think of other options? I'm painfully stumped by this one.