- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 1992
Hi everyone! I’m new here. My FH just officially proposed today, yay!! Anyway, we’ve been talking about getting married and the wedding for a few months now. Tonight we had a LONG talk about what we actually wanted to do… and here’s our thoughts so far:
We want a small beach wedding. The beach is about four hours away from us/our families. We only want our immediate families there(about 10 people total – including us).
We still would like a celebration with all of our friends and extended family though. So we thought about doing a reception at home the week following the actual wedding. That seems somewhat common with destination weddings, right? But then, complicating things, we also decided we want to have a handfasting ceremony. We do not want to do this at the beach. We want a short ceremony(including a sand ceremony) at the beach… and we don’t want the ribbons to be flying away. So, would it be awkward for us to have two ceremonies – the official wedding then the reception with a handfasting ceremony before it at home?
We want the beach wedding to be with modern music played, etc… but the handfasting to be with a bagpiper. We’re not religious but we have Irish and Scottish hertiage.
If we do this – there’s a few issues we need help with:
-How do we word the invitations to the reception/handfasting? (We want it to be somewhat casual, but not completely tacky)
-Would we need to have an actual officiant perform the handfasting or could we ask a friend to perform it?
Thanks to anyone who can help at all!! Any comments are welcome.