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    MelanieGreen011 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 6, 2018, 03:56 PM
    Marriage location
    Hello, I moved from my country to study, here I met my current partner, we now live together and have a baby. We recently started talking about getting married (we don't have the money for it now, but he will propose when we do). Now my problem is: WHERE shall we get married? Obviously all his family and friends live here but all mine are back in my country. I can't get married without my family and friends but I would feel bad to ask them to come over and pay for travel and hotel (we live in a very expensive city) also cause I have a very big family while he's close basically only to his brother and sister. So maybe we could go to my country instead? But still I don't feel like asking his family to pay for flight and hotel. I would love to pay for my family or his to come but as I said we hardly have the money for the wedding. What shall we do? Thanks! Xx
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    Jan 6, 2018, 04:45 PM
    If you wait for the money to "marry" you will almost never get married and are expecting too much of a large fancy wedding. You just get married, if you are already living together and have a baby. Each day you keep living together is less reason to get a legal marriage.

    You have one where you are at, and then have a blessing (second service) back in the other country for the other family.
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    Jan 6, 2018, 05:17 PM
    Guests pay their own way. He only has two; you have many. Go to your country.
    But basically this is something the couple works out together. Strangers online can't possibly know the hundreds of details.
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    Jan 6, 2018, 05:31 PM
    You talk it out with each other and come to a reasonable compromise. May as well get accustomed to compromising now, that's what marriage and parenting is all about.
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    Jan 8, 2018, 03:10 PM
    Getting married is not an expensive ordeal. What does it cost for a Justice of the Peace? Check it out.

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