- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
When we started planning our wedding we gave FI’s family/friends a good 9 months to save and plan for the trip to our 9/21/12 wedding in Southern California. We gave out Save-The-Date Cards and told everyone of our plans at our UK engagement party last Christmas. We got lots of “YES! We can’t wait!” and “Oh we are so excited!” and a few “oh we’d love to but we’ll see” but when the time came to RSVP, we got 10 UK guests… out of the 80+ we had invited…
It was at this point that I realized we REALLY needed to start thinking about what we will do to celebrate with that part of the family… we booked videography & started saying “That’s okay, I thnk we’ll have a 2nd reception in London around Christmas” (seeing as I usually visit around that time anyway)
So now that we’ve had our big celebration with all the fun stuff that a wedding is made up of… I’m struggling with ideas of what to do for our “2nd” reception…
I don’t really know where to start to plan our UK reception…
like what should we do?
Should I get a white, cocktail dress and wear my bridal accessories?
Should Hubs wear his wedding suit?
Should we bring relics from the wedding (aka my brooch bouquet, the menu’s, programs, ispy game, photobooth pix)?
Should we have a cake & a cutting and a first dance & etc?
Should it be at a reception Hall with a DJ & all or is a private room in a pub adequet?
Should we show our wedding video? like on a projector?
People mostly already sent gifts & cards of well wishes and $ so I don’t want them to feel like they have to give us more gifts at this 2nd reception… It just feels so strange…
And Fiance isn’t really into it much because we had this fabulous yacht wedding that we splashed out on all the finer things and lighting and after party and limo and etc and I guess it seems to him that we’re cheapening that if we have a 2nd celebration… but I feel like his friends/fam deserve to celebrate with us too!
Idk… can anyway shed some light on what 2nd receptions normally consist of?!
I’m confused and feeling a little awkward about it all… like i’m being greedy or something lol
Thanks for your help ladies…
I’d just love to hear about what anyone else is doing in this situation!