(Closed) Getting married one day and having the reception two days later

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do it! We’re actually doing something very similar — having our church wedding on August 16th (Thursday, and my deceased grandma’s birthday) and our reception on August 18th (Saturday). The only difference is that we’re only having immediate family and the bridal party at the Thursday ceremony, and everyone is invited to the Saturday reception (where we will be having a vow renewal that will look like a wedding ceremony).

Go for it! Do what you want, it’s your wedding. Make sure to tell the guests that you totally understand if they can’t make it to the Thursday ceremony, but that you hope to be able to celebrate with them on Saturday.

Post # 5
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Are you wearing your dress on Saturday too? If I was one of your guests, I would love to see your dress!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you wearing the same dress on Thursday? I’m not — I’m wearing my big wedding dress on Saturday and a short ivory dress on Thursday. My dress wrinkles really easily, so I didn’t want to have to get it re-pressed. Will you get yours pressed again after Thursday?

Post # 8
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915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think that sounds fun! I wouldnt mind at all attending the Thursday ceremony and reception on Saturday. Plus your wedding day celebrations are extended. Maybe include a little something about you honoring your mom on that day so everyone will get the full picture.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I see absolutely nothing wrong with this! Because the day has so much meaning I wouldn’t change it.  Everyone will understand, and you are not saying they can’t attend, so no one should complain.  I think it’s a great idea!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@Jbinski:   I work for a cleaners so I can easily get it done if I needed to.

Sounds good to me, as long as you know you’re doing it, it won’t get ruined or scorched by another cleaner!

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