(Closed) Post Wedding Reception for the Groom’s Family/Friends

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would wear the same type of dress as a “reception” dress or the “going away” dress. They are still usually on the formal side and say “wedding” without the whole wedding dress get up.

Also, I would just talk to your Mother-In-Law about the things she’d like to do… like she might still want something like the “first dance” or “cake cutting” or “kissing bells” just soemthing that can make the new fam feel like they’re part of ya’ll big day.. even though it’s after.

Hope that helps some… just my thoughts =)

Post # 4
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If you are having the wedding videoed then you could play clips from it and/or show a slide show of some photos. You probablly won’t have them all back by then but if you ask your photographer nicely they might be able to rush some for you.

And I agree with @runsyellowlites: that you could wear a short, sassy white dress so that you still look somewhat “bridal” but not awkard by wearing your dress again. Just a word of warning, if his family didn’t come to the wedding, they may go all out in dressing up, so you might want to look into hair and makeup if you can swing it. (not the same as the wedding, but nicely done).

Post # 5
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My sister had something like this about 2 months after the wedding (she got married on west coast, grooms family lives on east coast).  Her Mother-In-Law planned the whole thing. It was similar to a regular reception.  There was a head table, dj, cake, dinner, etc. She wore her wedding dress, but she had it shortened (she wanted a short dress to begin with, but got a long one). 

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