- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I am having trouble on what to call my wedding. I got engaged on May 5th last year. About a month later we discovered we were going to have a child. We decided to have an Aug wedding last year. While we were planning my mother, stepmother, and mother in law were causing a lot of drama with all the plans and I (already emotional) was crying a lot and almost everyday. My husband convinced me to go to the justice of the peace and have a big wedding later. My dad found out that I was married and threw a party at his house to celebrate my marriage. Everyone brought gifts and cards and we even had a cake. None of it was what I wanted but It was convenient for the baby. The baby was born this past December and I have really been regretting my decision to have a Justice of the Peace wedding. I am having a wedding in a church with a reception on our 1 year anniversary. I want to have the wedding I never got and I don’t know what the etiquette is or wording or title for this wedding is. Do I say no gifts because people already gave some or do I not say anything but not make a registry and let me decide? Is the considered a vow renewal? I just don’t know what or where to go with the invitations and how people are going to react. I just want the wedding with the bachlorette parties and the bridesmaids and the flowers and the father daughter dance… and most of all the first dance. Please give any advice good or bad, but don’t be mean please. Thank you!