Post # 1
My fiance and I have been together for almost 7 years. We have 2 kids together. We’ve talked about marriage before but nothing too serious until now. Last month we lost our 3rd child while 17 weeks pregnant and also found out that my fiance’s father’s cancer has come back so we’ve decided that it’s now or never.
We don’t want to spend too much on our wedding but we do want a party. Originally, we were going to do the ceremony and reception in a hall but he quickly got overwhelmed and realized wants the marriage part to be intimate (no best man, groomsmen or maid of honour, bridesmaids) so he suggested getting married at city hall during the week and then having our reception that week-end. Is that off-putting for guests? Would people think any less of us?
Post # 3
No one will think twice if it is a truly private ceremony – immediate family only. You can put something on the invitations like “sue and Sam will be married on Tuesday at a private ceremony. Join them to celebrate on Saturday!”
Post # 4
if you’re looking for an intimate celebration with close friends, I think they would be happy to celebrate.
Post # 5
I think it sound absolutely lovely. And if my FI’s father hadn’t pretty much insisted that we do ours all together, what you’re describing was going to be our plan. I think it’s perfect.
Post # 6
Many couples have intimate/private ceremonies. Then they have a reception with their many friends and family members. You and your FI need to do what is right for you, its your wedding. Your friends may moan a little because they wanted to hear your heartfelt words. But you can solve that by creating a cute keepsake, a digital pic of you and your FI on your wedding day with your vows printed underneath. Use your home computer and printer, inexpensive and sweet.