Hello! My first post here at the knot! I got engaged on Christmas Eve. Does anybody else find it amazing how everybody's response is, "When is the wedding date?" Give me time people! LOL
So before picking a date, we need to decide where to get married! My fiance wants me to have the wedding I want and he is happy with whatever and wherever I want it. He and I live in Colorado. I have lived in Colorado for 10 years. I am originally from Wisconsin and my family is still there (my family is very small).
So how did you all decide where to get married? I don't want a fancy church wedding or anything formal. I'm tossing around the following ideas:
1. Local wedding here in Colorado. Maybe a barn, mountains, or rustic setting. It would be simple with maybe a bbq reception.
2. Wedding in Wisconsin. This would mean that all of his family and our friends would need to travel to attend. I really don't have many frirends left back in Wisconsin and only a few family members that would attend.
3. Las Vegas...not sure I'm too keen on this one. Then we could have a small reception in Colorado and/or Wisconsin.
4. Destination wedding - I think this would be my ideal wedding. Somewhere in the Caribbean on the beach. Close friends and family could come if they choose. Really, I only care about my sister, his sisters, and parents attending. Anybody else would be a bonus. And then we could do a small reception back in Colorado and or Wisconsin. I guess I'm concerned about cost and costs to family members to travel.
So, how did you decide where to marry? Especially if you are from a different state than you currently live in? How did family and friends react to a destination wedding? Did you do a reception in your home state?