- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Backstory: We had a small wedding. It was magical, and everything I ever dreamed of. I loved it, and I am glad that it is done. Married life, and having evenings free to do whatever we please, is fantastic!
My thought: In the process of getting married we have received such an outpouring of love and support from people who were not invited to the wedding, but wanted to shower us with love and generosity anyway. Obviously these people will receive very thoughtful thank you cards. But it makes me wonder…. how many people would have loved to have celebrated with us, given the opportunity to do so? How many people did we “leave out” when choosing to have a small wedding?
And all of this leads me here: I want to throw a PAR-TAY! I want to have a huge shindig with all of our people because they are so dang good to us. I want to thank them for being awesome by giving them an awesome night. I’m thinking no centerpieces, pit beef, homemade dessert bar, paper plates, BYOB, a rockin live band, bare feet on the dance floor, and laughing out butts off. Klassy… with a K.
Am I crazy for this? Has anyone else had a small wedding and then thrown a huge party a few months later? How did it work out? Did guests seem to feel like the big party was a consolation prize for not getting an invite to the wedding? Did you specify “no gifts”? I don’t want this to look like a “gift grab” in any way, shape, or form. How far apart was your party from your wedding? We got married in early October, and I am thinking this party will be in early January, but maybe sooner (late November, if I can make it happen that quickly).