Post # 1
So, I posted a week or so ago here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/should-i-postpone-or-move-up-my-wedding#axzz2M0vstEu7 with my current situation. Everyone that posted, thank you for your kind words and advice.
I think that we have decided to move up the wedding. I was able to get all of my vendors to agree to a date in April, only problem is my girls dresses wont be in and that is a short amount of time to get ready for a wedding. Seriously, these dresses are the only reason we are not doing the date in April. So annoying!
So, what I think we have decided to do is have a ceremony in April and keep June as is with just the reception. We will invite everyone that is invited to the June reception to this ceremony in April. So if they can make it, great, if not, oh well. I just hope that in June I am going to feel like celebrating.
My new question that I need advice for, is what exactly do we do after the ceremony in April. It is going to be strange to get married and then just go home like nothing happened and it is a regular day.
In our orgional plans we were not going on our honeymoon right after the reception, it was going to be a few months after. But the next night we were going to go to a really nice hotel and casino in the area and grab their honeymoon suite. That is $300 a night. So I am not going to be able to afford to do that in April and again in June.
I guess I am just looking for advice on what to do to make the real wedding in April feel special and also to not completely ignore the date in June.
Post # 3
@AmandaandJoshuaa: Is there any way to do a rush order on the dresses? Have they already been ordered? Could you just get some cute dresses from an apartment store? I see the dresses as being a fairly easy problem to be fixed.
Anyway, if you do the ceremony in April and the reception in June, I would suggest just going to a nice dinner afterward with family. You may just want to do a small family ceremony in April and a vow renewal style wedding/reception in June.
If you cannot afford to do the hotel twice, then just do it once. You could also get a cheaper hotel for the one of the dates.
Just a thought.
Post # 4
I just read your last post and I’m so sorry to hear what you’re going through. If it were me, I would have the full wedding in April and do everything, ceremony and reception, and have the girls wear black dresses that they already own or get matching dresses from a department store. I would want to have the one special day that is the “big” day.
That said, you could do the same thing by having the two dates like you’re planning. Make the April date the “real” date with all the readings, speeches, whatever else is super traditional, and totally switch gears in June to make it all about the fun. I’d plan the honeymoon for after the June wedding, too, so you’ll have something to look forward to in-between the April and June weddings.
Post # 5
Is there any way to do a rush order on the dresses? Have they already been ordered? Could you just get some cute dresses from an apartment store? I see the dresses as being a fairly easy problem to be fixed.
What do you want? Do you just want to move everything up til April? What dresses were the BM’s going to wear?