Is this party a 'weird' idea?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What would you think?
    This is weird, but I would go. : (21 votes)
    12 %
    Wouldn't think twice about it- would definitely go. : (140 votes)
    81 %
    Wouldn't go-- this is a silly idea : (11 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    659 posts
    Busy bee

    I’d be so pleased if I had a friend/family member like you who got married without a party decide to plan one after all…even if it was years later. I would accept the invite without a doubt and look forward to finally celebrating your marriage and getting chance to meet your loved ones.


    Like you said, as long as you’re not re-creating a wedding like wearing a bridal gown, or doing it for the wrong reasons (gifts etc) I would see it as an exciting generous event : )


    Post # 4
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    They way you’re going about it, I think it’s a great idea and sounds like fun.

    Now if you were going to wear a big white dress, expected gifts, and such then I might think it’s a bit odd so long out. 

    Post # 6
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee

    @aquaelle:  I think it’d be great! Just call it something like a cocktail party or a BBQ (whatever your style) and then have things like like photos from your wedding (if you have any) or a framed copy of your vows at the desert table or something.

    If you DON’T want gifts and you’re worried people will think they are expected to bring just don’t be specific about what the party is really for and then when they show up let them know you’re celebrating your marriage!

    Post # 8
    1869 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i think its totally fine…. i think people get a little wierd about calling it a ‘wedding’


    but if its a bbq, or christmas party, or anniversary party or housewarming or basically anything but a weddingits fine

    Post # 9
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee

    @aquaelle:  I love it! Hell, I would come and I don’t even know you 😉

    Post # 11
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I love the venue! It’s really pretty 🙂

    Your event sounds great. The problem usually comes in when people want to re-create a wedding with a big white dress, ceremony, cake cutting, gifts, etc. when they are already married. You aren’t doing that, you are providing a fun party for your families to mingle. Have fun!

    Post # 12
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I don’t think it’s weird at all! I think what you wrote at the bottom of the invitations is great (:

    Post # 13
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I think it’s a great idea!  That venue looks amazing too!!

    Post # 14
    4136 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nothing wrong with it at all. My brother and his wife were married a year before their “reception”. Everyone treated it like it was a normal wedding actually. 

    Post # 15
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    This style of after wedding reception is totally fine.  Dressing up like a “bride and groom”, re-enacting a ceremony, registering etc is not ok with me.  They way you are going about it is much more appropriate and I would absolutely attend.

    Post # 16
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Your story sounds very similar to ours and this is exactly what we are doing 🙂

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