My fiance and I got engaged over a month ago and I have already begun to throw myself into wedding planning. Unfortunately, we are already in disagreement over the general location of the ceremony & reception. He's from the west coast (Washington state) and I'm from New York. Most of his friends/family are on the opposite side of the country as my friends/family, and we're concerned that no matter what, a large portion of our guest list won't be able to make it.
We're currently considering Seattle area, Portland, OR area (no sales taxes, which is a big plus), New York/Upstate NY area, or having everyone meet in the middle in Chicago, which is also risky. Ideally we'd like to have the wedding in spring, with an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception.
Luckily we're postponing the wedding for a couple of years, so we have the advantage of time, but I thought I would put it out there anyway, in case anyone had any creative solutions or advice, or has been in a similar situation.
Thanks a bunch!