Questions about smaller weddings

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@MangoLover4Life:  We are having a small wedding and may do a family BBQ a few months, or year later.

Are you planning on inviting some of the same people to the small wedding and then the big wedding?

If so then you should wait a while. I know people from older generations who think vow renewals period are crazy, much less one that is only  a year old.

If you are planning to elope, or do something like we are (my parents, my brother & his family and his brother, and his grandfather) then I say do something in 6 months to a year. 

Post # 5
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3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We had a very tiny intimate wedding (immediate family only) and then a casual reception the next week to celebrate with our extended families. We didn’t re-do the ceremony or anything though–it was just a party.

Post # 7
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40 posts
Newbee

@MangoLover4Life:  do you mean have a ceremony and low key get together, then a reception later? Or a full blown wedding later? The latter would seem redundant to me.

We’re having a very small intimate wedding, but we’re waiting almost two years. I’d love to get married tomorrow but we already live together and life just won’t allow for even a small wedding in the next little while.

Post # 8
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MangoLover4Life:  We’re having a small wedding (18 guests) on Thursday afternoon. The following Saturday we’re having a large super-casual party with all of our friends. Our friends are in love with the idea and so we’ve handed off the planning of the casual party to them (less responsibility for us!).  It’s mainly a cost thing and as long as you’re up front about it most people won’t mind (it’s becoming more and more common).

Post # 9
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

we had a small wedding with only 38 guests.  it’s exactly what we wanted and i wouldn’t have changed a thing.  we still had all of the details (and expense) of a large wedding but with fewer guests.

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