My Fiance and I live in Lansing, but our hometown is over close to Flint and thats where our family lives. We were hoping to have a beach wedding on the west side of the state. Probably Muskegon or Holland, on one of the nice beaches over there. And were having the reception here in Lansing at the University Club. Unfortunatly my parents and his are both saying we should get married closer beacause no one would want to come all the way over there. I say the important people will be there for us no matter where we have the ceremony, and its gonna be only close family anyways. We cant have 200 people on the beach.lol.
we google mapped the drive. and its only about 2 hours for them to get there. Parents and the bridal party would be staying in a hotel the night before after the rehersal. and they would drive through Lansing to get home anyway so the reception site isnt a problem either. The reception will be larger (200 people) and since its closer to home, the people who are only invited to the reception would easily be able to come.
They keep insisting to move it closer but weve also had people say its your wedding, do it your way and if people dont come its their problem. We feel the same. I just want to hear what you guys would do. Move the ceremony? or have your ideal wedding?