(Closed) Should I even have a ceremony?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
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  • Post # 2
    3259 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Is there maybe a compromise here that would work? Like a reception over the summer by a lake, or in a nice restaurant? That way you can celebrate your marriage with everyone but not deal with the expenses and stress that tend to come with the wedding and ceremony. I’m sorry things haven’t gone according to plan!

    Post # 3
    9443 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Since you aren’t really in a place financially to have a ceremony for friends/family I would consider having a vow renewal in 5-10 years when it may be more financially achievable.

    Post # 5
    105 posts
    Blushing bee

    My husband and I have been together 9 years (it’ll be 10 in a few months), and officially married over 2 years. We had the exact same predicament you had; we just weren’t financially able to have a reception or anything fancy. This year we are doing a vow renewal as a wedding reception. Though it hurt to have to put it off each time, it still feels special to us. Over two years in the making, and it doesn’t feel as if any of the joy has diminished. In fact, we now have more to celebrate than we did then. 🙂 I can’t say whether you would feel the same, but that’s just been our experience.


    Also, I’m wearing pearls for the ceremony. I know many cultures think pearls are a bad omen, because they represent tears, but to me they represent the tears of sorrow AND of joy that we have already shed – and that we’ll continue to shed, hopefully. lol To me, having the ceremony later just makes it even more meaningful. Again, just my thoughts. 🙂

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