My fiance and I have a dream: a Fire Island wedding.
At first, the more I thought of it, I figured since he has a big family (I have a small one) and it may be a problem for some people to take the ferry (elderly, etc), to just knock it since we labled it as too much of a hassle and unrealistic.
I already looked at a few venues in person and checked out many online. There are many options I would love such as waterfront/lakeviews or vinyards. But after a while, it all looks the same to me.
Needless to say, I was married once before (he wasn't) and I already expereinced that "huge over the top princess perfect" wedding. I did not care for it much. Plus, it was overwhelming, overstimulating, I never got to enjoy the day and barely ate because I was bombarded with the huge family wedding deal.
Well, I looked up Fire Island weddings and consdierd it again. My fiance feels the same way I do: would be great to just have immediate family and very close friends join us in a small "destination wedding" on Fire Island. I see it's considered a "destination wedding" now (lol).
My question is: has anyone done this? Is it a good idea? Will I offend his family (being it would be limited to a smaller amount of ppl since it would be too expensive for a big wedding and we can now use the term "destination wedding" to make ppl feel less uninvited?
The Hopefully June 2nd 2013 Fire Island Bride