Post # 1
so I’m in a very unique sitution my husban is in the navy so we just jumped the gun n got married when he was home on leave last december but now want to have a formal wedding reception. We both want it and family has been asking when we r having a formal celebration is it weird to treat it as a normal wedding?
Post # 3
That’s not weird at all! Many women do that, particularly military families.
Post # 4
My cousin did that after her destination wedding, I don’t think it’s weird or wrong to do.
Post # 5
that makes me feel so much better my self and my motherin law have started the planning and i think we r bpoth gettign really excited thank you ladies
Post # 6
i dont think its weird but my thoughts are dont hide you are already married from your guests – for me its a renewal not an actual wedding as you are already married but do the ceremony, white dress, flowers, cake to celebrate and share with family/friends
Post # 8
We had a legal wedding a year before our formal wedding, there are quite a few bees who have done it for one reason or another. It is especially common with military brides, my SIL and brother did it too. I treated my formal wedding just like any bride would treat their wedding as did my SIL.
Post # 9
My best friend and her husband did that. The problem was, they did have to hide that they were already married because nobody in his family knew – they would have been extremely upset and offended if they knew he and she had tied the knot without their presence, so the vow renewal was treated like the first-time wedding. It went over pretty well, and everyone who knew kept mum so his family didn’t have to be hurt that they weren’t included.
(I should add, the reason they didn’t know the first time was that it was a spur-of-the-moment decision, kinda like yours, and they did it for financial coverage reasons right before he went on a tour to Iraq for 12 months.)