(Closed) No family attending, very few guests, no money – can i skip reception? …. :-(

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would think some cake and punch afterwards would be lovely without breaking the budget!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@BrideofChrist:  I do not think I understanded… I know this post is not about this but could you expound on marrying the Lord a little more. Are you becoming a Nun? I am lost…

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@Amandarhill:  I did a little research on it. Well, WOW! Smile Good for you!! You can put light refreshments to follow in the invite. If your close to everyone just let them know we are going out to a nice resturant afterwards and let them know that they will be paying for themselves. You do not have to pay for hotels. 

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Brielle:  +1

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

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@BrideofChrist:  so just that we are clear your bridegroom is God? Not a mortal man? 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@BrideofChrist:  Contrary to the huge emphasis on receptions, a reception is optional, not required and big, small or non existent does not need to be justified. The ceremony is what makes you husband and wife and in all reality it is the only thing that matters. Hae the wedding you can afford and if that means have your ceremony( you know the only thing that actually makes it a wedding) then just have a ceremony.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@BrideofChrist:  Nuns marry the lord. Women who are not nuns, but are religious, are joined in holy matrimony with a mortal man.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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@EncoreBridetoBe:  There are women who are not nuns married to the lord too. I think wikipedia explains it better than the site OP posted.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consecrated_virgins 

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@BrideofChrist:  Are there traditionally receptions for this ceremony. I think what I would do is forgo the reception and donate the money you wanted to spend for a reception to the church. If you must have a reception cake and punch works but I would not invite everyone from the local churches only the 20 you want there. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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@SaminJonny: They are not common and not entirely unsimilar to a nun. It is a sacrament. Baptism, first communion, confession, and confirmation are all sacraments as well. Now with the exception of families that go over board and fork out $1000, the “after party” usually takes place at home, buffet of food on the table, a cake from a box with God bless ____ written on it and drinks for adults(beer, wine, whatever the hosts have at home). So I am extremly confused as to why op would think a reception was needed. For any other holy sacrament anything other than the at home scenario I just described is considered way over the top(like waaay over the top).

Post # 27
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Busy bee

@BrideofChrist:  You ask a lot of “can I do this, can I do that” questions….

 

You can do ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO! It’s your choice! Do what makes you happy while living within your means!

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee

I think a cake and punch wedding reception would be very nice. You could add a tray or two of veggies, fruit and dip; maybe some some cheese plates. I should add, however, that a cake and punch wedding reception is actually a traditional type of reception, so it would be a great choice. 

 

By the way, I absolutely love the fact that you are here and that we get to share in your ideas and help you find things you like. I hope you keep posting and that your special day turns out better and more fulfilling than you ever could have expected. 

 

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