Okay so my fiance and I got engaged on March 5, 2011 (the day before our 1yr anniversary) and originally to save money we were just going to get married at a friends house next to their pool and have it kind of like a relaxing tropical style wedding with only family and close friends in attendance (ie less then 40 ppl in attendance). Well this weekend I went to visit him while he is working in San Antonio and on Saturday he took me to New Braunsfels to the Comal River (it was my first time to go to that area even though I already love SA). While there I realised that that is where I want to get married!
Now I think we should just have it even more of a tighter knit celebration by just having immediate family and friends and a nice dinner with everyone who does come. I know this is our day but I know some people (especially my sister and her family) will say they can't afford to come and I know there are those that really can't but then my sister will gripe about our decision when she herself is planning some fancy "to the nines" deal on a cruise ship....
How do I handle her and anyone else who gets upset bc they can't or refuse to pay to go?
Also does anyone know of somewhere we could do this at without getting a church or some fancy venue when we really just want it to be outside with nature where the surroundings are beautiful????