- 12 years ago
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I would love some advise/suggestions for my upcoming January wedding. My FH and I currently live in Santa Barbara and would have LOVED to get married here. Unfortunately, all of our family lives in Orange County (2 hours away) and it would have been too difficult for all our loved ones to make it up here (we have a HUGE family).
We found a great reception site in Orange County and plan on inviting everyone for a nice dinner and dancing. Here is where I could use some advice….I would love to get married in a church that is here in Santa Barbara. I was thinking we could get married in SB with just immediate family (anyone is welcome but we know that it is a far drive) and have the reception in Orange County (either the same weekend or the following weekend). The day of the ceremony we would do a small dinner for people who made it up, and the day of the reception we would have a big party with dinner.
I think my immediate family would be willing to drive up for the intimate ceremony but I am a little concerned about the other guests feeling like they weren’t part of our ceremony. Does anyone have any ideas for us to do a blessing/additional ceremony the day of the reception?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.