This is gonna be a long one. First, a little background information.. I am Norwegian, he is half Norwegian (mother) and half Indian (father). Me and my fiancé lives in Norway. So does my family, his parents, and his maternal family, which is quite small. His paternal family lives in India - it is big, but they don't have a lot of money. We have not set a wedding date yet, and we don't feel any necessity to rush the process either.
So the question is, how are we going to arrange this? Have one wedding? If so, in India or Norway? Or have two weddings?
My fiancé wants to have a traditional Indian wedding, but wouldn't be too mad if we only can have a traditional Western one. He'd prefer that if he could choose, but he understands that it might not work. I have the same mindset but with opposite cultures: I'd prefer a traditional Western one, but wouldn't be mad if we'd have an Indian. We could afford to have two weddings, but then both would've been mediocre instead of having one extravagant. Flying his Indian family to Norway is not an option since no one can afford it. Flying my Norwegian family to India could've worked better, but again not everyone could've afforded it, but more than the opposite way round. But we also have the practical aspect of it. Me and my fiancé lives in Norway, and obviously it would be so much harder to plan a wedding on the opposite side of the world than where we live. And even though my family can better afford to travel, it isn't that practical to schedule and fly a whole family across the world anyways. Norway to India is a long way.
So what advice can you guys give me? Thanks in advance from a lost couple.