- 8 years ago
This is my first post here, and I’m really hoping that you can help me out with this one!
For our wedding we are having 2 parts- a Jewish ceremony with family only invited (it is at a ‘destination’ location where his parents live, out of the US), and three weeks later, an American wedding/reception– we wrote wedding celebration on our invitations for the US part and have also informed the guests of our previous religious celebration, but- I am still feeling the need to do SOMETHING ‘ceremonial’ at the reception.
There will be toasts from my parents and grandparents. There will not be an officiant.
I would LIKE to do something with a movie or pictures but don’t know if it’s tacky to include pics of the ‘private’ ceremony that we had.
Any ideas on what to do or what to say?
We could both write some sort of vows and say that we wanted to share with everyone in our family something, etc. etc.
I don’t want an officiant to say “you are married” again, but I’m looking for a way to make the guests invited to the reception feel like they aren’t just coming to a cocktail party and a nice dinner.