H2B's mother very sick
We got engaged 3 months ago and our planned wedding date is August 2016. A few basics have been booked already - ceremony, car, photographer, band have all been given deposits. We were on the point of paying the deposit for our reception venue this week, and were about to send out our Save the Dates.
However, this weekend we got the terrible news that H2B's mother is very sick, it looks like she may have pancreatic cancer. She lives in South America, so yesterday H2B had to drop everything and get on a plane to the other side of the world to be with her. He's now there waiting for her test results and I am here in the UK worrying myself sick! I'm assuming that the wedding is probably going to have to be brought forward or cancelled altogether, I dont mind this, it's him and his mum I'm concerned about.
We have wedding insurance so I'm sure we could get deposits back, but I am so upset at the prospect of her missing the wedding (as she will be too ill to get on a 12 hour flight), or even worse, her no longer being with us. I'm wondering if we should bring it forward and just get married now or in the next few months in Brazil. It would have to be a teeny tiny ceremony but would be just so she can see us married, maybe even without my parents there, as they may not be able to afford the flights - even though I have no idea how that works legally to get married in Brazil. I'm so stressed and upset because of the pain H2B is going through, I just wish I could take the pain away from him but I know I can't, and it breaks my heart to think his mum might never see her only child get married.