(Closed) Formal ceremony/reception 11 months after elopement – Need advice

posted 7 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
3267 posts
Sugar bee

@Buboys_Gurl:  Honour of your presence is meant to be used only for weddings taking place in a house of worship.  It looks likes yours is not. So you may want to re-word it. 

Jane Doe and Tarzan Smith
Invite you to join us
In celebrating and a blessing of their recent marriage
Which took place March 25, 2012 in Cool Place, Canada.

Monday the twenty-seventh of August,Tho thousand and tweleve at half past three in the afternoon
at Silvertip Resort, Canmore.

Something like this?

I would probably skip the veil, and wear a cool hair piece since you are already married.  You will also have to speak to your pastor as most won’t perform the same ceremony that you already had, since it is a legal ceremony.  But he will perform a blessing in your faith if you wish.  But I doubt there will be a ‘do you take this man?” or a “I now pronounce you husband and wife”

Post # 4
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Buboys_Gurl:  OK, I would LOOOVE to see your photos of your heli wedding.  I would love to get married in the Canadian Rockies (we’re in Utah).  I had a Jackson Hole wedding planned which is going to be canclled soon, and I really want to go big.  After having a Teton wedding in the works for so long, the elopement has to be equally stunning if not better!  I looked into the heli weddings as well!


I am a firm believer that you just get one wedding day.  I would not redo the wedding or even have a ceremony.  Are there even any officiants that would redo a wedding when they know the couple is already married?  I would however, consider a vow renewal of some sort (do you actually want to say stuff?), or maybe a blessing of the marriage.  A celebration party after the fact is also a nice idea to get your dream heli wedding, but then a party to celebrate with friends and family.


I planned on just having a party and not any vow elements, etc.


I would not rewear my wedding dress.  Maybe try it on to show some people but do not wear it during the party.  So no veil either.  The key is to not reenact a reception, but a party for celebrating is ok.


I would word the invitation: “Jon us for a celebration party honoring the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. yadda yadda.

Post # 6
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love it!  What a cute video!  I had some images saved from Rick Kunelius’ website (another heli-officiant). 


If you didn’t have this second ceremony/reception in the works, would you be totally OK with everything you did and the way you did it so far?


Fiance and I would do this without knowing yet if we’ll have a reception later.  So we want to make it as special and grand as possible.

Post # 8
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That sounds perfect and so stress free!  Today, I am undoing the wedding I already have planned which is in 4 months (July 14).  My dad was given 3-5 month to live (well, given 4-6 back in January).  The sheer potential of the horrible timing is enough to make us cancel.  It was planned for the Tetons/Jackson Hole, Wyoming, so everyone would have to fly in.  It’d be too much for my family.  Fiance is a big alpine mountaineer and we just love mountains.  So our private wedding/honeymoon has to be BIG and just how we want it.  We’d love to get married this year, but of course with so many uncertain things, it’s not like we can plan the private wedding at the moment.

I so want to do Ruedi Beglinger ‘s Selkirks hut too for hiking or skiing, depending on which season we go.


Sorry to hijack your thread.  Back to your question – if it is fairly typical/common for your culture or family to have these two wedding ceremonies, then I was ask an elder or a relative that did the same thing and see what their advice is on invitation wording.

Post # 9
16 posts

This is exactly what I’m planning! A heli-wedding for just the two of us & a party/vow renewal when the military makes it easier for us!  Ours will also be in the Rockies…but in Colorado.  Does anybody have any info on Colorado mountain heli companies?? Thanks!!!


Post # 10
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Just wanted to say “Honour of your presence” isn’t meant for any specific place. It’s a way of saying we will be honored to have you there. There’s no requirement of where “there” is. Honored is honored.

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