(Closed) Separating ceremony and reception

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Both can be special, but I get the feeling that you dont prefer this option, but are exploring it for him.

There are not rules about timing. You can have the ceremony and “reception” whenever you want. However, I personally believe if you have the receptiion later, its not longer a reception and it should be a “marriage celebration”.  The difference? Dont expect as large as gifts, and even registsering may be questionable. It kind of says that we are now inviting you, months after the ceremony, because we want a gift. 

You could do a very intimate ceremony, and then have the reception for everyone immiediatley following.  But the reception is meant to celebrate the marriage that happens at the ceremony and to not include people would upset some.  Again0 this is my opinion.  Not everyones.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Know how your feeling, my fiance and i are getting married twice. First wedding is very small just our family, then next year we are having our real wedding all guests invited. 

This year i decided to pick a theme, and we are doing that, so no white wedding dress. but i think it will be just a special. and next year we will satnd up in front of our nearest and dearest, and technically renew our vowes. Though not many of them will know that…..means no nerves for hubby and i as it will be a little secret.

 

maybe you could do a similar thing….

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