Post # 1
Dear fellow weddingbees,
I have been trying all morning to find some common traditions or socially acceptable things to do for a post wedding reception in the Groom’s hometown. It will be a week after our official ceremony (that will be held in my hometown). Only about 12 of his family members will be able to make the real ceremony, so his mom is planning a reception back home with a hundred or so people.
So my questions are this–who has attended this type of event and what happened, and of course the question of whether or not wearing my dress again would be appopriate. I’m a bit hesistant just because I’d wonder about pictures in the future. I obviously won’t be in the same hair/makeup etc that I was the day-of. But I don’t want people to be disappointed.
Thank you for your help!
Post # 3
I would wear the same type of dress as a “reception” dress or the “going away” dress. They are still usually on the formal side and say “wedding” without the whole wedding dress get up.
Also, I would just talk to your Mother-In-Law about the things she’d like to do… like she might still want something like the “first dance” or “cake cutting” or “kissing bells” just soemthing that can make the new fam feel like they’re part of ya’ll big day.. even though it’s after.
Hope that helps some… just my thoughts =)
Post # 4
If you are having the wedding videoed then you could play clips from it and/or show a slide show of some photos. You probablly won’t have them all back by then but if you ask your photographer nicely they might be able to rush some for you.
And I agree with @runsyellowlites: that you could wear a short, sassy white dress so that you still look somewhat “bridal” but not awkard by wearing your dress again. Just a word of warning, if his family didn’t come to the wedding, they may go all out in dressing up, so you might want to look into hair and makeup if you can swing it. (not the same as the wedding, but nicely done).
Post # 5
My sister had something like this about 2 months after the wedding (she got married on west coast, grooms family lives on east coast). Her Mother-In-Law planned the whole thing. It was similar to a regular reception. There was a head table, dj, cake, dinner, etc. She wore her wedding dress, but she had it shortened (she wanted a short dress to begin with, but got a long one).
Post # 6
Thanks girls! I still haven’t made a decision on whether or not to wear the dress–but it is starting to sound more tempting! ha. The Fiance thinks it’s ridiculous we have to dress-up again–so who knows!
Good idea on the photographer Tickles –I asked him and he said it was totally do-able to have the engagement photos (and maybe some good wedding shots) in time for the out-of-town reception. Thanks amnystik I mentioned the caking-cutting and such to her and her response seemed as though she wasn’t interested *big sigh of relief* so it looks like it’ll be a simple dinner, slideshow, dancing event! Once I decide on the dress I think I’ll consider how it would look shortened MzMarzipan.