(Closed) Engagement party turned "surprise wedding"?? :)

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Love the idea of it!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@asscherlover:  I was going to say this too!

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@becky2198:  Sounds like a great idea! And with all the help you have and people donating their services it sounds like it was meant to be! Please post photos after!

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Congratulations! How exciting :-)) are you having an officiant at the house for a proper ceremony at the party or is it just going to be a ‘we’re married’ announcement after getting hitched at the courthouse? Either way is cool but I thought having an officiant do the actual ceremony while everyone is there is an AWESOME idea! You may have already said this and I’ve missed it..?

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

A dear friend of mine did this – he and his partner planned a summer engagement pool party which so happened to conflict with a bridal shower that I had already committed to. I, thinking that I would attend their wedding later in the year, declined and sent along an engagement present from their registry.

To my surprise (and much to my regret) – the engagement party turned out to be their wedding! I was so sad to have missed it…I wish that there has been some sort of indication that it might go that way (such as having a clue on the invite or something) so I would have backed out of the shower and gone to their party!

I love the idea – just don’t be upset if invited guests don’t come thinking they can catch you at the wedding! Whoops! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

yay! congrats! I hope you didn’t take myu post above to say that I was against your surprise wedding…. I guess I was just saying that personally I couldn’t keep my mouth shut

 

I know many think that wedding planning is stressful but for me its so fun and exciting and I just love it and want to talk about it like 24/7. (hopefully not in a bridezilla way… just excited to get married to my guy finally and plan this amazing party)

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Awww, I think this is sweet!! You might consider telling just your parents, but I think this would be so fun! Don’t worry about the gifts and cards…if people want to give them, they’ll send them afterwards.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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becky2198:  So how did it go? Do you have pictures?

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My best friends younger brother and his Fiance did this last year.   He stood up with a microphone in the middle of the party to make an announcement that they were calling off the engagement.  Just as everyone’s jaws dropped in disbelief the music changed and she walked out in her dress. It was absolutely precious.  I had just been married the weekend before, and I can be heard on the video turning around to tell my new husband that they were calling the wedding off, and “This is bad!” lol

It was such a great surprise and a wonderful time.  Plus I will never forget their anniversary. haha!

 

 

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Eta: oops, this thread is really old.

I think it sounds great. My Fiance and I have been hoping we’d get to go to a surprise wedding and have been betting on who might do it. A lot of ppl can’t because too many good friends and relatives live Out of Town and would miss it, but if you can pull it off, I think it’d be so so much fun as a guest And would take a lot of pressure off the bride and groom. 

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