Pre Wedding Reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Pre Wedding Reception-Alternative Name For It
    Home Town Reception : (0 votes)
    Celebration of Love : (0 votes)
    Engagment Party (Though not all the people attending would be invited to the wedding?) : (1 votes)
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    Eat, Drink, and to be married (for that is our plan) Please join us in celebrating K and P : (0 votes)
    Pre Destination Reception : (0 votes)
    Almost Married Reception : (0 votes)
    They will Marry at a small destination wedding...let's celebrate now! : (0 votes)
    Home Town Celebration : (0 votes)
    Date before the Date : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    • Wedding: July 2014

    My situation is a tad different, but has its similarities.

    I will be getting married in San Diego, which is where FI is from and where he lives. My family and friends, meanwhile, all live in Finland, which is roughly 6000 miles away. There’s no way I can ask all of them to fly all that way – or that they would have the money for such a trip – and I’m not sure I could even handle the logistics of being responsible for 40+ out-of-town guests. So, only my immediate family, my grandparents, and a handful of willing friends are making the trip. For everyone else, we’re holding a pre-wedding reception in Finland before I leave.

    It won’t be a wedding, and we’re not pretending it is one. There will be no ceremony, no fancy dress (though I’m thinking I’ll probably wear white), and overall it’ll be a lot more low-key. To make this clear to the guests (so they don’t show up overdressed and feel bad or something), we’re calling it a sendoff party, or a farewell party for me. That way I still get to see all these people who have meant a lot to me during my life, and they get to wish us both good luck – since FI will be flying in for this pre-wedding event – but no-one has to pay ridiculous amounts of money for it. Plus, there’s the upside of both events being of a more manageable size then!

     

    Ours will have about 60 people or so, but I don’t see why you couldn’t invite more. Heck, you could even make it an open invitation, so that anyone who wishes to come wish you well can come, provided they let you know ahead of time.

    I think it can work just fine, as long as everyone understands what kind of party it is (i.e. it’s not the wedding) and the resons behind you throwing it for them.

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