(Closed) Wedding celebration…later

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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1565 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
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1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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. 

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