- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I’ve seen a few posts like this but my situation is a little different so I thought I get some opinions.
My husband is in the Air Force so we got married so that I would be able to go with him no matter what base he was stationed at. We have been together for a long time and were planning on getting married anyway we just knew we didn’t have enough time/money at the time to have a wedding.We just used out “promise” rings we already had from eachother as our rings on that day. (We’ve been looking at getting “real” wedding rings now)
Now we wanted to just get married at the courthouse and have no one but our parents know about it so that later people would actually care to go to the wedding. But of course our parents told just about everyone they know, and now almost everyone that would be invited to the wedding already knows we are married.
So my question is do you think that people will still come if we have an actual ceremony with a wedding dress/bridesmaids/recepetion etc? Do you think we should call it a vow renewal? Or a celebration of marriage? Any other ideas of what to call it?
I don’t want to have showers or bachelor/bacherlotte parties or anything just the ceremony and reception.
Another problem is I would love to do it on the same day we got legally married at the courthouse but the problem is it wont be on a weekend till 2019. And I obviously don’t want to wait until then. I would love to do it in like 2015/2016 once my husband is out of the Air Force just so we know he won’t get deployed after we plan everything. The date was May 4th, 2012. I would really just like to do it because otherwise it will feel like we have 2 anniversaries. Maybe the closest Saturday will suffice….