(Closed) Renewal/reception months later?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Ceremony and reception conundrum:
    Small ceremony with no reception. : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Small ceremony with vow renewal/big reception a few months to a year later. : (3 votes)
    43 %
    Have the ceremony and reception the same day even if it means waiting an extra year. : (2 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Well, you kinda can’t have two weddings unless you get divorced or one of you dies… so it would be a vow renewal if you get married and have something else later down the road.  I understand having huge families & high expectations.  I told my parents (and he told his) that we are only going to be able to afford to host X number of people because we’re paying for it ourselves.  If they feel like more people must be included, they can offer to pay for them or we can refuse to include them.  It’s a hard line but we have been very tactful about it. 

    Oh, and even if you have a very small (like parents & siblings only) ceremony, it’s still proper to host a reception- it is a thank you to the guests who shared your day- even if it’s just a nice dinner out, finger foods & light appetizers, or cake and punch.

    Post # 4
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I wouldn’t do a vow renewal, but I think that a reception later on would be just fine. If you wanted, you could show a video of your original ceremony at the reception, or perhaps stream it live on the Web when it’s performed.

    Post # 5
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Elope and party later! We’re considering the same thing, to wait or not to wait! Whatever you do make sure you’re happy with your decision!

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