Post # 1
My BF and I are thinking of getting married in April for a lot of reasons – we love each other, it makes more sense to live together (but don’t want to do so if we’re not married), it’s cheaper to live together, we’re having a baby together, etc.
So, we are talking about getting married in April and then trying to have our wedding next year (if finances allow). Is it weird to get married just the two of us since we can’t afford much of a celebration and have our "wedding" next year? Will people still think of it as a wedding if they know we’ve technically been married for a year?
Any thoughts or better ideas?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s weird. If you love each other and want to do it now, do it. I’m sure that people would understand that you wouldn’t be able to afford throwing a wedding now, since you have a baby on the way. My suggestion is that you go ahead and get married then in a year you could renew your vows and have reception.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s wierd at all. In fact, my cousin and now wife just got legally married yesterday even though their wedding isn’t until Thanksgiving. Their wedding is overseas so they just figured that they might as well get married now.
Post # 5
Yah, you could just tell people it’s a vow renewal… and that your earlier marriage was done for legal and logistical reasons.
Congrats on your baby and marriage!
Post # 6
Not weird at all! My fiance’s brother is doing it that way too. Got married last year and having a destination wedding later this year! They’re not even calling it a vow renewal. It’s still a wedding =].