Post # 1
Do you wear your full bridal regalia? Dress, veil, shoes and all? Is he supposed to wear a tux?
We’re thinking courthouse a week before the DW (in Jamaica) to make it legal (one less stress and I think it’d be cute to go to the courthouse on our lunch break and get married!) Haha!
“What’d you do for lunch?”
“Um, well I was going to go to Qdoba but I got married instead.”
🙂 but mostly so that we don’t have to worry about the translation fees and legal documents and just all that stuff. And I’m like 99% kidding about the lunch break thing.
So the DW would include us, my parents and brother, my best friend (MOH) and probably a couple of his cousins and siblings (one of whom will be his BM). So maybe like 10 people plus us.
Then when we get home, we are thinking of having a party/reception in my hometown because my family would rip us a new one if we didn’t. His family doesn’t really care. They’re happy that we’re happy (and a bit unhappy that we don’t want to marry in the Catholic church but they’re polite enough to keep that to themselves).
So should I wear my dress and him wear a tux or suit? How did you DW bees handle this?
Post # 3
I’m doing pretty much the exact same thing – legal ceremony at the courthouse, DW, home reception. We will not be wearing our wedding clothes for the party back home. 1- it’s a more casual event at my FI’s parent’s house; 2- we’ll have all of our pro pictures back by that time so everyone will see our attire in them; 3- we’re doing a trash the dress.
Honestly, wearing my wedding dress to the home reception is something that never occured to me, but if you love the idea, go for it! It’s a great reason to wear it one more time.
Post # 4
I was just thinking about starting a thread like this! you beat me to it!
We are getting married in the bahamas w/ 8 guests ( 2 are friends dates)
Than doing a hometown reception! I have a whole different dress. No veil at either its just not me.
Our reception will have everything a “normal” wedding would minus the ceremony. & the funny reception things 😉 ( dances, speaches, etc)
He will wear a suit. We are not doing anything special in the bahamas no photog or anything but will be doing that back home.
Post # 5
we haven’t made our reception plans but no matter if we have a formal thing or a backyard bbq…. i’m wearing my dress!
Post # 6
I’m having a casual party back home after the Vegas wedding. I don’t think my dress would fit in at all with the vibe. So I bought a vintage peasant dress to wear to it which is more summery and casual. I got the inspiration from the pic on the right. Mine is on the left. It’s still white and casual-bridal.
Post # 7
I am thinking about this too- I think that we may elope, take a honeymoon, then have a reception (since we already paid for it). Hm. I will defintely wear my wedding dress- why not? I think it will be fun for people and us…
Post # 8
I am glad this thread was already here, as I was wondering the same thing.
I am thinking I will wear my dress twice… because if I love it as much as I think I will, I won’t to just wear it once! I might look silly if we have an outdoor park reception or something but who cares!