Has anyone had a ceremony after being married?

posted 1 year ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Why don’t you hire an elopement company/photographer to do a two year vow renewal and some nice photos, just the two of you? It might be a nice compromise…something special/memorable, but not standing up in front of 100 people and acting out a wedding ceremony that probably won’t have much meaning to you or to your guests. 

Post # 3
480 posts
Helper bee

I agree with PP – why not do a bridal/elopement photoshoot? It will give you the keepsakes that it sounds like you feel that you’re missing.

Post # 4
5663 posts
Bee Keeper

How long has it been? My friends got married and are having a reception end of year and it sounds like fun. Could you do that? 

Post # 5
9152 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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mrsamber :  What papers did you sign though? If you’re in the US, most states require you to have some kind of ceremony, even a self-solemnizing one where that’s allowed, but something where you agree to vows. Did you sign for a marriage license, or do you have a marriage certificate?

Post # 6
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Yes, we got married for visa reasons at a courthouse and had a full wedding 3 years later. Both meant a lot to us, both were really special. 

Post # 7
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Sure, have a reception whenever you like. It won’t be a wedding, but if it’s important to you to have, then absolutely do it. What you originally planned was not an elopement btw, not with 10 people there lol. 

I don’t  know what you mean by ‘just signed the papers’…. it was in a registry office / courthouse or similar l assume? Well, wherever it was, it was your legal marriage ceremony and not to be despised, though there is no reason you can’t have a party, wear a white dress if you want, and announce it as a celebration of your marriage. 

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