Post # 1
hello 🙂 I got married to my love on June 26 overlooking the ocean. we had about 15 of our closest family and friends It was the perfect day And we had a small dinner reception at a GREAT Italian restaurant.
we did a smaller wedding due to my husbands military schedule. we sent our wedding announcements to everyone who wasnt invited (extended family and friends)to let them know we tied the knot. Now we are going to plan a celebration for everyone we wouldve wanted at a big wedding. We’re thinking itll be sometime next year since my sister will be married soon. Is that too late to have a celebration?
Also..does anyone have have any good ideas for a celebrayion party? I decided I’m going to wear my dress but cut it to knee length. We will have our favorite Mexican food catered. I just want to make everyone feel involved and share in our marriage. how can I make this feel special for them and if they are a part? Thank you 🙂
Post # 2
Hmm, a year from now does seem a little long between the wedding and celebration party. I get that things are probably hectic with your sister’s upcoming wedding, but that’s just one day. It’s not like you’re demanding a lot of your guests. Just show up and party for a few hours! So I wouldn’t put it off for that reason. We’re going to do something similar with a small, intimate wedding with immediate family and then a larger celebration party for everyone, but we’ll probably do it a few weeks after the wedding. Maybe try to squeeze a honeymoon in there and then have the party when we return. That way it’ll still feel like part of the wedding celebration and our guests hopefully won’t feel like an afterthought.
I love your idea of turning your dress into a party dress, and Mexican food is always a crowd pleaser. Yum! It’ll feel special because they’ll be excited to celebrate with you, even if they didn’t get to witness the actual wedding. Just be clear on the invites that it’s a post-wedding celebration, although you probably already covered that by sending out the marriage announcements. Here are lots of ideas for how to word the invitations: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/reception-only-invitations/
Post # 3
Shellylove93: My friend threw a celebration about 9 or 10 months after her wedding. She got married in front of her & her FI’s immediate family only. I don’t recall hearing anyone complaining about her reception being thrown almost a year later. I had a blast.