- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2016
Ok, so the Mr. and I have decided that we love the idea of flying away to Hawaii and getting married there with our honeymoon immediately following. Parents are ok with it. The prices of doing this are actually a LOT cheaper than having a wedding locally + honeymoon later.
The plan is to invite close family and friends and then to have a reception for everyone at a later date. Currently the way it is looking is that it may be just us in Hawaii (which is fine, we just didn’t want to plan to exclude anyone).
My question is what is the best way to go about this?
First off, invitations – how is it best to write that “hey we are getting married in hawaii, but want you to come to the reception when we get back!”
Second – Wedding registry… since this IS for all purposes a reception (we will have cake and food) do we also register? I don’t like to ever sound like I’m fishing for gifts. I don’t even want a bridal shower because it sounds too 3rd grade birthday party (if you attend you better bring me a present). However I know that many people like to give the newly weds a wedding gift. If we do decide to register, do we put it on the invites?
Third – Dancing. Should we still have the first dance, father daughter dance, etc?
Finally – Dress!! I am planning on having a shorter knee-length wedding dress in Hawaii. Should I rewear the dress and he the tux? (At least I could say I wore it more than once!)
I understand fully that this is OUR wedding, and overall I will do what I feel is best. I am mostly just stressing out because I want to give our family and friends a chance to celebrate, even though it will be up to a week after we had the actual ceremony.