(Closed) Advice on 2 seperate receptions

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

In my opinion, I would only have one (in your situation).  I can’t imagine trying to plan (and pay!) for two receptions. 

Post # 4
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Of the two options, a celebration dinner later in your new town seems more reasonable. There is no reason to have a second reception, where you may be expected to have a second cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, etc. I’m sure that friends would not have an issue with getting together to celebrate with you later. I’m currently planning on having two receptions and I’d much rather have a small dinner later than have to do an entire reception all over again.

I’m not sure if this is what you were going for, but at my second reception, in order to incorporate my actual wedding, once my wedding DVD is done, I’m thinking of showing it so the guests have a chance to see the actual day.

Post # 5
2640 posts
Sugar bee

I have a couple of questions.  What day is your wedding?  What do these folks do for a living that their schedules won’t allow for them to drive 2 hours for the wedding?  (I guess I’m thinking you’re wedding is on a Saturday.  that’s why I asked.)  You said the second celebration is would include 40-50 ppl.  Out of 40-50 ppl, most of them wouldn’t be able to come to the wedding?

I’m going on my own experiences, I suppose.  But I’ve travelled a ton to get to friends’ weddings before.  I feel like 2 hours isn’t that far to go.  

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