Post # 1
So lately Ive been leaning more towards a small wedding now and then plan for a big celebration later in maybe a year or after. Have any of you did the same thing? What was the time frame in how you did it( was it a year after, a lot of years after or a couple of months)? Did you have a bridal party that same day or did you only have them in the bigger wedding?What did your family think of that?
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
@MangoLover4Life: We are having a small wedding and may do a family BBQ a few months, or year later.
Are you planning on inviting some of the same people to the small wedding and then the big wedding?
If so then you should wait a while. I know people from older generations who think vow renewals period are crazy, much less one that is only a year old.
If you are planning to elope, or do something like we are (my parents, my brother & his family and his brother, and his grandfather) then I say do something in 6 months to a year.
Post # 4
@MrsUPS: I will invite the same people its like i dont feel like waiting for money for a big one
Post # 5
We had a very tiny intimate wedding (immediate family only) and then a casual reception the next week to celebrate with our extended families. We didn’t re-do the ceremony or anything though–it was just a party.
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@MangoLover4Life: do you mean have a ceremony and low key get together, then a reception later? Or a full blown wedding later? The latter would seem redundant to me.
We’re having a very small intimate wedding, but we’re waiting almost two years. I’d love to get married tomorrow but we already live together and life just won’t allow for even a small wedding in the next little while.
Post # 8
@MangoLover4Life: We’re having a small wedding (18 guests) on Thursday afternoon. The following Saturday we’re having a large super-casual party with all of our friends. Our friends are in love with the idea and so we’ve handed off the planning of the casual party to them (less responsibility for us!). It’s mainly a cost thing and as long as you’re up front about it most people won’t mind (it’s becoming more and more common).
Post # 9
we had a small wedding with only 38 guests. it’s exactly what we wanted and i wouldn’t have changed a thing. we still had all of the details (and expense) of a large wedding but with fewer guests.
Post # 10
hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….its like i dont wanna keep waiting for a lot of money just for a larger reception right now when i can have it later 🙂