Two weddings? Share your experience.

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsBrew:  Couples in the military sometimes have to have a civil wedding to get benefits, then have their “wedding” later.  Not usually 2 years later though.

Post # 3
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I don’t see anything wrong with at all. You want to be married so why not have a civil ceremony now to get the insurance ball rolling. You can always have a party or a “wedding” down the line- perhaps even as an anniversary celebration. We’re actually in the process of canceling our big wedding because of unexpected medical bills and were going to elope. the wedding can always be had later. 

Post # 4
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Well… My reasons are somewhat different. We are both in the process of getting a master’s in the US as non-US citizens. We were planning to get married afterwards back in our country, but if one of us gets a job here, we don’t want to be split up, so it was best for us to do this WHILE studying. 

So… we’re both students on a student’s budget (and tuition is even worse for internationals)

We initially planned to have a little ceremony here and then travel back home. But we realized that marriage is about well… being married for good and bad and to face life as it comes when it comes and making the best of each moment… Therefore, re-enacting our wedding for a larger crowd after being already married felt… well… awkward and unnecessary. 

So our December wedding will be the only one. It will be a small 70-person wedding in a nice little hotel back home with a patio and a pergola. Just us and our loved ones celebrating the fact that we will be sharing our lives from now on. 

Don’t know if it’s the answer you were looking for, but that’s how we decided things 🙂

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