#MEMBERREQUEST We are getting married abroad on a bank holiday weekend to try and make it easier for people not to take time off but being abroad we obviously have quite a few guests who can’t make it due to cost, transport etc. Quite a few of the guests unable to make it have been pushing the idea of doing something in the UK when we get back so they still get to join in with the celebration. A few have pitched having another wedding cake and us getting back into wedding dress and suit for the day and inviting those that couldn’t make it to the real think. I’m a bit stuck as to what to do as I can see they are upset about not coming but this would mean extra cost for us which we havn’t necessarily planned for and I’m not sure how I feel about doing something extra after our big day. And then do we have to invite people who are coming to the wedding in case they get offended they aren’t invited to the Uk part? I just feel it won’t be as magical and might feel odd but don’t want to upset anyone. I’d love to know peoples thoughts and what they would do? Has anyone done something similar when getting married abroad?
We are doing the same as you, getting married abroad, on a bank holiday weekend. We have only invited 35 people, very close family and friends. We are planning on having a party when we get back with anyone that can't make plus the rest of the family and friends that haven't been invited. This is more because we wanted a really small wedding and have fairly large families. At the end of the day it is up to you if you want a party back home or not. Don't anyone pressure you into spending more money that you may not be able to afford or just don't want to spend. As long as you and you H2B are happy then it doesn't really matter what others think.