Post # 1
Personally I’ve never heard of this. But, with my wedding coming up and the details that apply to it, it is unreasonable to have a true wedding reception the day of or the day after or really, any time near the wedding at all.
We’re planning on a very unique destination wedding that only has immediate family attending, then, directly after the wedding we’re going on our honeymoon for quite a while, and by the time we get back and all set for the reception it will be around two months later.
At the reception there will be around 150 people or so attending. Has anyone heard of this happening before? And, is it acceptable?
Post # 3
its actually extremely common for destination weddings. its referred to as the “at home reception” or AHR. check out http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com and you find there is an entire section on the boards about AHRs. i did a BBQ for my AHR last week – almost 4 months after my Destination Wedding because i was away on internship and only came home a month ago.
Post # 4
I think that’s what a lot of people do when they’re having a destination wedding. It’s a little unorthodox, but definitely not unheard of. Do whatever works for you.
Post # 5
Yes seems pretty common. I just met someone who is a professional wedding planner and he didn’t have his wedding reception until 4 months after his elopement.