(Closed) Reception … almost a year later?? Yay or Nay?

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
196 posts
Blushing bee

I think you can throw a party whenever you want. Maybe not call it a reception, or maybe do a vow renewal at that time?

Post # 4
45 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

If it would mean something to you to be able to have your friends celebrate your marriage with you then go for it….I don’t think it is too late at all.

If you feel like you have to because people have asked if you are planning to then skip it.

It is YOUR wedding…..make sure you celebrate it to the fullest how you want to even if it not in the traditional day of the wedding way!

Post # 5
4035 posts
Honey bee

Out of curiousity, why are you waiting so long to have it? Budget reasons? Why not have it after your elopment?

You can have parties anytime you want. I think it would be odd though if you called it the reception a year later, especially if nobody knew you were eloping to begin with. Like PP said, you could call it a vow renewal.  

Post # 7
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The best thing about eloping is the fact that you can do what you want. There’s never a bad time to celebrate your marriage. Have a party and have fun.

Post # 8
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Is there a reason that you would want to leave the party until August of next year? If you could do it sooner I would say do that.

Post # 10
111 posts
Blushing bee

Yay :). My SO and I may do this around a year after. I think it’s a great idea. I would probably call it an anniversary party or a celebration of your new marriage rather than a reception, but that’s just me. I’d be excited to go to your party if you were my friend 🙂

Post # 12
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I love your idea of sending invites telling people you have eloped and invite them to a celebration. And I don’t think it matters when your celebration is. My fiance and I have moved the date of our wedding 4 times over the last 6months cause we bought a house and it seems to suck the money right out of us. I say do it when you you are ready. The last thing you want to be doing is stressing about money during such wonderful celebrations.

Post # 13
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

A big fat YAY from me. Thats what we were planning, eloping and then having the reception later. We were going to call it a “marriage celebration.”

Post # 14
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Nope, Im doing the same thing! Eloping to Vegas then having a 1920’s party later. I know so cliche.. ha ha I love vintage in all areas of my life so it works, I cant wait! I hope tons of guests dress the part! Strolling dessert, wine, and appetizer party to celebrate our marriage. It will start at 7:30 after dinner hour.

I’ll get to wear my dress twice! Laughing

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