- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
So, our wedding is over… the year of planning and saving and craziness is all done! The wedding was beautiful, with one rather large missing piece: My groom.
The ceremony was great, we said our vows, we took our photos, and arrived at the reception. We were introduced and began dinner when I noticed he wasn’t feeling well. His speech was very short and something was very “off” about what he looked like. The next hour or so was a blur. He ended up not being able to stop getting sick (vomitting), was taken to the hospital and admitted. I stayed at the reception as he did not want me at the hospital, and someone needed to be there to host our 190 guests. He did not get to dance or visit with our wedding guests, and I spent the night terribly upset and trying to make sure everyone else continued to have fun. I went to the hospital when most guests left after midnight. Our wedding was on New Year’s Eve, so I wanted to be sure to be there to say happy new year and goodbye to everyone.
We have been so down about this entire thing.. feeling like we wasted tens of thousands of money we saved on a reception that wasn’t enjoyed, all of those little details planned that did not even happen, not getting to have a real wedding experience together and having this terrible memory. We have our honeymoon in March to look forward to, so we hope to have much better memories made there!
Now… We have booked our same reception venue for this coming New Year’s Eve! We will be hosting a cocktail party and try to sort of pick up where we left off at the wedding.
My question to you is: How would you word these invitations? Trying to keep costs down, as this was obviously unexpected- I was thinking of sending out an invitation (no save the dates) with an onilne rsvp option. Most wedding guests are aware we are having this “re-do” at this point. I want it to be cute, and word it somehow as a re-do and a first anniversary party. Throw out any ideas!! Thank you! 🙂