- 9 years ago
- Wedding: January 2010
DH and I got married in July for “us.” We are planning to have a Chinese banquet reception next year for “everyone else.” Growing up, we both knew of the crazy details and traditions that makeup a Chinese-American wedding. It’s basically an all-day affair. As a result, we picked a day to get married for “us.”
We got married at city hall, had a photographer follow us around, got my makeup done, and had a very nice dinner with a few close friends. It was an incredible day and truly “us”
Next year’s reception is for the family. It will be the day when my mom breaks out and celebrates all her traditions and the whole family celebrates.
Before this post comes off as a us vs. them choice, I just want to say that FH and I are ok with the road we’ve taken. We are more than happy to have the big ol’ Chinese banquet for our families.
Now, back to the title of the post. I’m debating whether or not we should have a ceremony. I’m not sure whether time will permit it since the day will be pretty packed, but I just wanted those around us, especially our bridal party to feel recognized.
FH and I are not religious, so I was just thinking of some garden ceremony.