Bride Asks Why She’s Getting Backlash For Planning A Sunrise Wedding At 5.30AM.
Weddings are fun and at the same time stressful. Every bride and groom wishes to have this beautiful day special and unique. Read this story to know why people were unhappy with this wedding and what would you do in this situation.
Every year on our anniversary, my fiance and I wake up early to go to the beach and watch the sunrise together. It’s a very special tradition, as we have both overcome a number of personal challenges during our time together, and the symbolism of watching a new day begin is deeply meaningful for us.
We decided we wanted to incorporate this into our wedding. Our plan is to have our ceremony on the beach and have everyone walk over to a beachfront restaurant for breakfast, bloody Marys and mimosas (we’ve already talked to the restaurant owner about this, who loves the idea and said he’d be happy to open early for us). After that, everyone is free for the remainder of the day. Our friends and family are mostly local and should all be able to travel to the beach in under an hour, except for some extended family flying in from Canada, but that’s unavoidable.
Based on our geographic location and the date of the wedding next summer, we’ve scheduled the ceremony start time for 5:30 a.m., when there should be plenty of light but the sun itself won’t be quite visible yet.
We’ve been getting a LOT of backlash from our families about this, who say this is way too early and we need to move the ceremony to a more “normal” time of day. But my fiance and I don’t feel like we’re asking for anything that unreasonable. Am I really a Jerk?
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