I'm new to this board, and basically, we aren't doing a destination wedding, but we are an international couple, currently living in Tel Aviv, and we're planning on getting married in MI, where I grew up, and where my family is.
We have a bit of a problem. We can't afford to fly back and forth all the time to plan the wedding. Basically, we can only be there for a few weeks, fairly soon, to apply for our fiance visa, and to get started on some stuff. Then, we have three months (at the MOST) before the date of the wedding, where we can be in the area. We anticipate having a date that's either a year or a year and a half from now. I know there's a lot that needs to be done in between, and I don't trust a wedding coordinator, or anyone else, to do it for us.
What can we do to ensure that it all gets organized within these ridiculous time frames? Is it even possible? What can we safely do from afar, vs. actually being in the area for? My parents can and will help, but I unfortunately can't trust my mom to make decisions that we'd actually be happy with.