Destination Brides! At Home Reception?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

pandabearkim :  I’m sort of on the same boat as you; my husband and I eloped in canada. We are also planning a party/reception next year when we have more saved up and can plan around family member’s schedule. I’m just forwarning you that you may get a lot of negative comments as some people are not ok with having a reception if you are already married. I only say that because I have already started getting many uneccesary comments saying “you’re already married, you can’t do this, can’t do that…bla bla bla…”. 
If you ever want advice or talk about it, IM me 🙂 lol We can plan together..!!

Post # 3
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m choosing not to have one.  I decided that if I were going to have one, I would have included that info in the initial invitation…so people could choose which event to attend.  The destination wedding is also quite expensive so I can’t imagine also throwing a reception on top of that.

I might have an open house party after we get back…and keep it super informal but that’s the farthest I’m going to go.  Planning one wedding is more than exhausting enough already…I also wouldn’t want to make close family travel twice for two separate events.  


I’m 3 weeks away from my wedding..the thought of planning anything else at this point makes me laugh…so I’m glad I didn’t decide to do that.  

Post # 4
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Nope. If I wanted to have a big party, I wouldn’t be having a DW! 🙂

But I think it’s a nice gesture for those who can’t come, if you want to do it. 

Post # 5
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We got married in Canada, about 2.5 hours from most of our guests. My mother really, really wants to host a reception this summer for us, but I have told her we’re not interested. I don’t know that I think it is rude to have another party, I just don’t want one!

Post # 6
1755 posts
Buzzing bee

cbee2017 :  Exactly! The whole point of my destination wedding is to keep it small. I also think the wedding is like the grande finale of the whole engagement/wedding process, so coming home after all of that and going to another party would feel weird.

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