Post # 1
I just got engaged on August 29! We decided to go to the court house to get married in December due to the LACK of funds we have to spend on a big wedding and have a big wedding next year. I have no idea what to “call” this event since we will already be married. I have always dreamt of having a winter wedding BUT it’s suppose to take place in New York I’ve never been, but his family is afraid of snow storms and the “event” being a no show. So then I thought maybe we can have it earlier than December next year and still make it a winter theme. What do I call this event I would like to still do the white dress ceremony and then a reception LIKE a wedding but I most importantly want it to MAKE SENSE to the guest (I’m inviting 200ppl) and not cost a lot. I’ve thought about only holding a reception type party but what would I call that???
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Wouldn’t it be a Vow Renewal?
Post # 5
My friend did something similar and she still called it a wedding. Had bridesmaids, wore a wedding dress, typical wedding. Yeah they were already married but hadn’t had a “wedding” yet. She had a blast since she had no nerves since they had been married for a year. I say call it whatever you want! : )
Post # 6
Tink135: My friend had her reception 9 months after she was officially wed. She still called it a wedding.
Post # 7
It’s a vow renewal. Your wedding day is the day you get married – so, this December, at the court house. When you have your event next year, it can be a vow renewal.
Post # 8
call it what ever you want it’s about you and your SO no one else ignore all the nay sayers and just be happy with what you put together as for a snow storm in new york in winter if it’s in the city you should be okay if it’s in upstate New York try and have the ceremony and reception at the hotel most of your guest will being staying at that way theydon’t have to travel far
Post # 9
my aunt and uncle went and got married in a courthouse, then had a wedding a few months later that was a formal event with the big white dress and bridesmaids and a nice reception, and they called it their wedding. While they technically had already been “wed,” most people in today’s society think of events like that as actual weddings. I think you’d be good calling it a wedding, or a vow renewal like other people have suggested (although I typically think of 25th anniversaries when I see “vow renewal”)