Post # 1
So, my fiance and I want to have a private ceremony here where were live and then have a party/reception afterwards in my home town. Would it be wrong to register? We are not well off people and it would be a great help to start us off.
We both just feel that we would like the actual ceremony to be just the two of us, my best friend and his best friend.
Post # 3
i guess it depends on how long after the wedding your reception is. i personally wouldnt bring a gift if i a)wasnt invited to the actual wedding and b)the reception took place a significant amount of time after the wedding.
but as long as you are having a reception, i dont see why you cant register.
Post # 4
i think if you’re having a party or reception, you can register for that. you just can’t EXPECT people to get you gifts. so as long as you don’t mention it on your invitations, and just let it spread by word of mouth to only those that are invited, you should be fine.
Post # 5
@lovelydiamond:My friend did this. What she did was get married in a private ceremony in her parents home. Then she had the reception for all of her friends and family and then right before the ceremony started, they had a quick blessing and basically repeated their vows. Are you going to send out invites?
Post # 6
@MissTattoo: I planned on sending out invites for the reception, yes. My problem is this though……I havent been close to any of my family for a number of years.
There is major drama between them all and my family is huge between aunts uncles and first cousins alone there are about 60 people roughly….and they all have a lot of kids!
I went to most all their weddigns and showers, minus a few. I feel weird inviting them …I dont know what to do!
Post # 7
you can register, but pp is right, don’t EXPECT gifts.
Post # 8
ok cool. I most definitely dont expect anything…I dont even expect them to come LOL. Just not sure if it would be weird to invite or what….I am not close to my parents either….LONG story but yea….family to me is awkward!