(Closed) A big party after a small wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: January 2012

Future Brother-In-Law and his ex-wife did this after they got back from their destination wedding.  I think they had a few months between the wedding and the reception.  I don’t know if they said anything about gifts or not because it happened before Fiance and I got back together.

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: October 2012

Lovekiss,

Did you end up having the party (or are you?)  This is pretty much what I am planning to do.  Get married this fall, with a small wedding of just immediate family and 2 close friends and then next summer we are going to have 2 receptions, one in MI and one in NY.  We couldn’t afford to throw a huge party that would warrant so many people to travel so far, so we’re doing this to make up for it. 

My friend did get married here in Japan, where we live, and then had a BBQ reception back home with family and friends there.  They did specify no gifts, but got some anyway. 

I know I went to a friend’s wedding and in Japan it’s not uncommon to literally pay for your meal.  When you do such things, I’ve been told that it’s unneccesary to give a gift, since you’re usually paying about $100 to go, but for my friends, I did give gifts as well.  Even though they lived together before they were married, it was still the start of their lives together.  I didn’t give as much as I would have, since I already sort of have $100 and was a bit short, but a little something for them to start their lives together. 

If you did/do end up doing it, I’d love to hear about it! 

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