- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
My Fiance and I set the date for our wedding to be June 8, 2013 in Florida, where all of our family and friends live. We live in California and I just recently had the idea of getting married in Vegas October of this year (2012). We would have his mom, my mom and her husband, both of my sisters and my FI’s best friend and his wife as our guests and then just have a big reception in June like we had planned (the ceremony itself would have been quick anyways with a big reception aka PARTY! following), we just won’t have the wedding ceremony since we will already be married. I mean, we don’t really know anyone who has the opportunity to get married in Vegas! Everyone gets married on the beach, churches, rivers, etc. I was thinking it would be different and totally memorable! I definitely plan to purchase the dress I’ve had my eyes on and wear it to our actual wedding in Vegas.
I was just looking for some opinions on this and also what can we do for the rest of the wedding party that we had planned to have standing by us had we did the ceremomy in June. We had planned to have 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen. Our wedding was to be on the beach at noon with eating, drinking, swimming, sunning and good times immediately following for the rest of the day. Should I still have the bridesmaids wear a simple dress of the color I had chosen and the groomsmen wear khakis and a collared shirt of the same color as the bridesmaids dresses and get some pics with all of us before changing into swimwear/more comfy clothes? Of course I would wear a cute little white dress (I’m thinking knee length) and my Fiance would wear khakis and a white collared shirt. Only while we take pics, eat and socialize for a bit before hitting the water and sun. Or should everyone just dress casually/swimwear, etc and don’t worry about the would be wedding party/group pics and everyone just take casual pics as the day progresses with eating, drinking, socializing, sunning and swimming? Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can give!