My fiance and I are both Active Duty Military---we are deploying next summer and would like to have our wedding sometime between Jan-May 2013. We are stationed in Northern California, but are both originally from PA and that is where most of our family is. I know that I really want a beautiful, simple, outdoor ceremony and a fun reception. I would love to have it out here in CA but we feel guilty asking our families to make the trip all the way out. However, I also feel frustrated by planning a wedding in PA because its so far away, It will be more expensive for us (traveling, getting everything we need there), and the weather is not nearly as predictable. Also, that is another plane ticket we have to buy. My fiance says we should just try to do a wedding over Christmas, but I am really not a fan of the winter for a wedding. However, we could always get our pictures taken out here in CA in the spring... I iust don't know
We just got engaged 3 weeks ago and are really struggling to figure this out. We are also on a small budget.... Has anyone out there been in a similar situation? Advice? Thanks for your help!