(Closed) Wedding after party/reception…… or….. honey moon?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Can you clarify…did you say that your family wants a party but they DON’T WANT HELP or DON’T WANT TO HELP?

I would think if they were saying they wanted to plan the party with no help from you, you could use your savings for the honeymoon as planned.

Maybe solicit advice from your friends…explain your situation and see what they think.  If they know you choose to forgo a honeymoon to put on a party maybe they’ll be more inclined to give you money gifts for your honeymoon (just being a bit manipulative over here)  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

ETA: Do whatever makes you happy.  If you really prefer a honeymoon over a wedding party and don’t have anyone stepping up to plan this party that you’re not even trying to plan…go for the honeymoon. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

If you want the honeymoon, go for the honeymoon! If your family wants a party, they can plan and pay for it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Honeymoon!!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Honeymoon! And just remember… it’s okay to go on a delayed honeymoon. We did a two-night mini-moon right after ours, and waited 5 months to go on the honeymoon.

So- if your Mum pulls out B&B funding from you… go away for a night or two, and save up for a later adventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Another option- could you do a casual potluck/BYOB close to where you live?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@rainbowbee:  I vote honeymoon. It sounds like the family is wanting you to keep up with the Jones’ when you cannot. It could mean not doing a destination wedding, but something small that you can afford, followed by your own private getaway.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@rebwana:  +1

I just had a friend throw a beautiful wedding followed by a potluck in the neighbourhood that was so much fun!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Honeymoon! 110% you deserve it. It’s not like you are doing a big ceremony but not doing a reception. Tht would be rude. But the whole point of eloping is to keep it simple! 

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