I am caught in the middle between two choices: once in a life time wedding reception or an awesome honeymoon in an exotic destination.
My family somewhat expects a wedding reception due to the tradition and social expectation. I believe all parents want to see their daughter in her wedding gown. With Thai wedding here, the guests will mainly be the parents' guests. I want my wedding day to be my day with people who matter in my life, not my parent's bosses and colleagues. Yet it's inevitable.
But if I don't have a reception, I'd disappoint my family.
With the estimate budget for a wedding reception, it is more than enough to splurge in an exotic destination like Maldives or Japan. It'd be "our" time and "our" celebration. I am more than certain we'd have a great and memorable time with each other. But I might kick myself later for not choosing the big day.
If you were to choose between these two, what would you choose and why?
Thanks for your comments!