(Closed) How long after a DW to have the home reception?

posted 11 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: How long after your DW did you have your home reception?

    1 - 2 weeks

    2 - 4 weeks

    a month - 2 months

    2 - 4 months

    4+ months

    did not have an at-home reception

  • Post # 3
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    My SIL suggested to organize a reception, but by the time she got to it, 2 months had passed and we kinda didn’t see the point anymore because we had seen most of our friends/family individually, who congratulated us and all… we’re both shy and didn’t want lots of attention, thus the DW; so having a party so late after to celebrate “us” didn’t feel right. So we didn’t have one at all.

    So, if you want a reception after your Destination Wedding, I would say the best is to have it right after you return, while you’re not “used” to be married..

    Post # 5
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I plan on having mine a week after I get back. I just want to still be in marriage mode and everyone to be excited about it still.

    Post # 6
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Between our week-long honeymoon and a huge work event two weeks after we get back, we won’t have our reception until a month or two after we get back from the wedding. I couldn’t handle all that planning (fiance is doing a lot of wedding planning, but doesn’t feel any pressure on the reception) right now, so need some time between the two events to get the reception ready to go. It’s not going to be really wedding-themed, more of a congratulations party. I won’t wear my wedding dress, there won’t be a fancy wedding cake, so it’s really more of a regular party.

    Post # 7
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    we did a chinese banquet reception 3 months after our Destination Wedding. and even that felt like too little time to plan, even though I did have my mom help out with a lot of stuff! the long time was also good since we had some pictures and video back to show everyone at the party!

    Post # 8
    457 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    I second sewing. We are having our at home reception 6 months after the wedding. Mostly because winter in michigan = FAIL! for driving and a lot of our guests would be coming from out of town. So we are getting married in Dec and holding the at home reception in June.

    Post # 9
    70 posts
    Worker bee

    I think you can have one any time you want, but if you don’t want a reception, politely say no.  It’s okay to not want a party.  My Fiance would be happy if we didn’t have any of it and only invited our parents and grandparents but I’m thankful he’s letting me plan the bash I really want.

    Post # 10
    1631 posts
    Bumble bee

    We’re having ours two months after the wedding. My parents are throwing the reception and Fiance and I and FI’s family live in across the country for my family. We wanted to wait a little bit for travel and work purposes. 

    Post # 11
    29 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We are having ours two weeks after we get back – gives us a little time to get home and settled, as well as finish any last minute projects. We had friends who had theirs 6 weeks or so after and they said they wished they had done it sooner.

    Post # 12
    5280 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My mother in law wants to do one at the end of December which is awesome because it is when I originally wanted to get married ;D. We had a wedding in my hometown but most people from Louisiana couldn’t attend.

    Post # 13
    9 posts
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We are having ours 2 weeks after we get back from Mexico.  I figured that way it would still be so fresh… and we would all still have our great tans!

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