Post # 1
As many of you know, DH and I eloped in December. Pretty much everyone was supportive of our decision except my mom, but even though most were supportive, they still insisted that we should have a reception to celebrate afterwards for family and friends.
Well, we have finally set the date for the reception, August 6th. I know it’s eight months after our wedding, but because of various reason, this is the earliest we could have it. So now that we’ve reserved the venue, we have to make a decision about what kind of reception it’s going to be.
Originally when we talked about it, we had thought about just doing cocktails and appetizers. Now we’re thinking about doing something a little more formal with a dinner and dancing. So I’m wondering what would be better since we’ll have been married eight months when we have our reception.
Post # 3
Eight months is not too late!! My husband and I got married on a whim while on vacation in Hawaii in Sept 10. We are having a vow renewal and reception with friends and family on our 1 year anniversary.
Post # 4
You should have whatever type of reception will make you happy–I wouldn’t let time be a factor. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m with them! Do what you want! FH and I are getting married privately in NYC in June, and then are planning to have a bigger party with the family to celebrate. We’re going to do it as a “First Anniversary Party” but heck, I’ll probably wear my wedding dress again because I know my parents would be really excited to get to see me all dressed up (in person.)
And anyway, people always like food! Not to mention, anyone who is going to look down their nose at you isn’t much of a friend anyway.
Post # 6
Since I am having an intimate wedding, I’m thinking of having an after wedding summer party for all of our friends and family who weren’t invited. Actually its just another reason to have a party so I’m excited to have ppl help celebrate w/ us.
Have your party. I know family and friends would love to celebrate your union regardless of when you “officially” married.
Post # 7
I was thinking the same thing as some of the PPs…do what will make you happy 🙂
If having a more formal reception will satisfy you, do it! It would be awful to plan this party and regret not doing ‘more’ after it’s all over, you know?
Post # 8
I am a fan of the big reception no matter what. It makes it really feel like it was worth my time coming out (not that seeing the couple wasn’t worth my time too)
Post # 9
Thank you everyone!!! We were originally thinking of cocktails and appetizers simply because of the expense, but after checking out the prices, we really wouldn’t be saving any money.
I think we really do want a real party though. I’m glad you don’t think it’s been too long! I feel better about it!
Post # 10
I think you should totally have a big old bash to celebrate! How fun!