(Closed) Wedding help… please!

posted 9 years ago in May 2010
  • poll: wedding options
    Get married in May in vegas and have a ceremony and intimate reception for 20 family members only. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Same as above.. but when we come home FI parents throw a big reception party in backyard and cater : (20 votes)
    65 %
    Postpone wedding to Oct 30 have a big reception and ceremony in vegas still : (0 votes)
    Postpone wedding to Oct 30 have a big reception and ceremony in CA(local) : (9 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I would hate the idea of postponing my own wedding, so I don’t think you should postpone yours.  I voted to do a small wedding in Vegas and a local party after.  That wasy you get a scaled-down version of what you wanted and everyone still gets to be included eventually.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I probably wouldn’t do the second ceremony, but if you wanted to incorporate the wedding, show a short video of the ceremony from Vegas. You can do whatever you like–DJ & Dinner, just dinner, cocktail reception, whatever suits your budget. Good luck!

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    i like cinemapardiso’s idea. capture thro photos / slide show etc the vegas ceremony (non-professional is ok too) so those who weren’t there can share in the moment.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Ooh, I just had a brainstorm–what if you showed the ceremony video, then made your grand entrance right afterwards? Then it feels like a wedding, ceremony + reception!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    2nd Vegas choice but that’s because I’m biased. We eloping in Vegas and having a big reception back home. I was kind of in the same boat as you and my mom told me to push back the wedding by a year or two. Screw that, I wanna get married so we decided to do it this way. I’m so excited too!

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would personally just wait so I can have it the way I want, without having to sacrifice it.

    Post # 11
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    Newbee

    Agree with FutureMrsKoontz, I would just wait to have the wedding I want. No matter what, it will be lovely. Good luck.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

    Either postpone and do it local, or do a small ceremony in Vegas and a big reception/party at home! I think it depends on how you feel about pushing the date back a few months…

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    The more into planning I get, there more I realize that there are benefits to a large, casual backyard reception where you can invite more people for less money and everyone that’s important to you can be there. I think a small intimate ceremony and a larger party would be ideal really. If your FI’s parents are making such a generous offer, I say take them up on it!

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We thought about the same thing initially (“destination” ceremony, and local reception) after research it was going to cost the same as if we got married here, unless it was a really cheap ceremony/backyard bbq (which neither of us wanted). We opted for a more traditional wedding, but we just budgeted really strictly and cut out a lot of unneccessaries. We also got a great deal on our reception site (thanks to the recession lots of places are cutting prices to get business), and it included SO much (apps, dinner, choclate fountains, sweets table, cake, upgraded linens, flwoer centerpieces, etc) so that helped a lot We aren’t foo-foo wedding people, we don’t care about the little “details” and we were ok not having a lot of that stuff. If you have a big dream wedding, I say save up for it, and postpone. If you’re perfectly happy with a Vegas wedding, and a reception (whatever kind) at home- do that.

    I stopped and thought to myself, “In one, ten, fifty years what will I remember about our wedding? What will be important? I cut out what I wouldn’t remember, and kept the stuff I knew would matter.

    Good luck!

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