- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hey lovely ladies! So I would really love just a few words of encouragement, opinions, and thoughts about my wedding.
FH and I are getting married June 8th at my home church. My home church has pretty strict rules about music and the reception. We will be having a mostly traditional ceremony, with a salt ceremony and a foot washing ceremony. We will also be writing our own vows and personalizing a few other aspects of the wedding. After the ceremony which should only be about a half hour long, we will go to our fellowship hall at the church, which just so happens to be the gymnasium with ugly lighting and floors, but i have gotten over that.
At the reception, we will have cake(cupcakes), a photobooth, the bouquet toss, the shoe game, a few snacks(cheese, nuts, m&m’s, punch) and simply time to fellowship. After all of this we will make an exit with bubbles into an antique car we are renting.
After this, the cleanup at the reception will begin so the church can be put back together with the help of family and friends. During this time FH and I will be driving around and probably do a couple shoot with our photographer at a couple different locations. About 2 hours after the reception, an intimate dinner will begin. This is where the bridal family and close family (parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents) will get to sit down and enjoy a meal with us. At this reception we will do the first dance and have fun. We are not allowed to dance at my church at all.
Our reasoning behind having the two receptions is as follows. 1)We cannot afford a meal for everyone we want to celebrate our big day with. 2)We want an intimate time with our family and friends. 3)We want to be able to have a first dance etc. We won’t consider this two receptions though. The first is the reception, and the second is an intimate dinner.
Is it ok to set up our wedding this way? If people ask we will be honest in telling them we are having an intimate family dinner. We aren’t trying to exclude people but it’s really the only way it will work! Thank you so much for your words of wisdom!