- 10 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I am 25 years old. I am about 17 weeks pregnant, and I am engaged. My finace and I got engaged before we found out I was pregnant and were planning on having a wedding next year sometime. After the news my mom, step mom, his mom, and grandparents are not wanting us to wait. They want us to be married before the baby comes. In some respects I agree with this. So I moved my wedding date to this Aug. 18th. After many (and I mean MANY) arguments with my dad and step mom on what they feel needs to be in the wedding, I just want to elope.
(Side note – My budget for the wedding is $7000. If I don’t spend that money my father is going to give it to me. Cash! I could use that money for the baby or bills)
I have been trying to convince my stepmother that having a large wedding is nice but I don’t want to feed everybody. So I was thinking of having a cake and punch reception. ( This apparently is too tacky for her guests) Anyways after many more such arguments of me trying to keep the cost down and her trying to impress people I really don’t care too. I am at a point where I want to just run down to the Justice of the Peace and get married by our selves.
The only problem is… I want a church wedding. (Don’t care so much for the reception, but the wedding is huge) So my Fiance and I talked about having the wedding at the Original wedding date 8 months after the baby is due, and just go to the Justice of the Peace now. So we would be married legally, and have the party style wedding later.
My question to Yahoo people is…. What is the etiquette for having a wedding ceremony after you are already married. I want the showers, bachorlette, rehearsal, everything. Is that wrong because we would already be married???