- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
So my husband and I eloped just recently. I really wanted immediate family at a minimum, but that was not possible, so eloping was the next option by default. I am very happy with how it all turned out – probably better than if my family made it (because there was no drama)! However, our families have never met still. Maybe next year.
Originally, end of August, H wanted to throw me a graudation party. I have this keg coming from my advisor – he brews beer and it’s ready now. But then we got married at the end of August (planned it all in 19 days).
So we still want a party, H and I have never threw a party at our house yet. It would just be local people, not actually mailing invites (maybe doing e-vite or FB to get a head count), no one flying in kind of party – just the with friends that we know here.
I really don’t want to call it an “at home reception” (that may sound like it warrants a gift – and I want to avoid gifts at all costs). I am really just done with wedding stuff honestly. It was such an emotional journey (graduating, cancelling a Destination Wedding, my father dying, family stress, eloping) – I’m just relieved that we had a beautiful day and now we can move on with life.
So we’re just thinking of calling it an “end up summer hurrah” party – celebration of all everything and life. I think we’ll put some of our honeymoon photos up on the big screen TV, but ask people to bring photos of their summer’s trip to share as well.
Here’s the thing – because I don’t have it in me to fully host a dinner and food for every one (like one would with an AHR), would it be OK to call this generic end of summer hurrah a pot luck? We will provide some grilled foods, maybe do a BBQ pull pork filling in the crock pot, we have this keg too, I’ll make my famous hot spiked cider drink (assuming cider will be available by end of September), but have everyone else bring a side or dessert?
Please tell me this is OK etiquette wise! And is one month after our elopement plenty of separation?
I just realized this end of summer hurrah will actually be in fall techincally. What would you call it?