(Closed) Wedding/Ceremony Perplexities…

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4136 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you can call the reception a “celebration of your recent marriage” if it’s within a year, an anniversary party if it’s a year later, or just call it a party.

Post # 4
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think having a celebration a couple of months later would be perfectly fine. But to me, it would be about this: Is your wedding about people being able to participate in the day or is it about them gathering around you to celebrate your new life together. Yes I know these really go hand in hand, but one of them is more important to you than the other. For me, it is important to have the people I love with me there on the day. Hope that helps you  think through it.

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can always host a first anniversary party with a reaffirmation of your vows. That way you are acknowledging and celebrating the commitment you already made to each other πŸ™‚

And yes, I would be comfortable attending a celebration like yours πŸ™‚

Post # 7
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really like MrsTimber’s suggestion.  I think that would be perfect!  =)

My FI’s good friend did the JOP thing and had a ‘real’ wedding over a year later though too.  But it was weird because it was supposed to be some huge secret that they already were married (the girl’s parents weren’t too fond of the guy) and the parents still think that was their actual wedding  (I thought it was awful that it was so deceitful!). 

Clearly, yours wouldn’t be anything like that, but I still like the idea of the re-affirmation better.  I think the ‘real’ wedding a year later would almost cheapen your first vows (like you’d be saying they weren’t somehow good enough or something), whereas a re-affirmation would celebrate them (that’s not coming out quite right, but hopefully you know what I mean!).   πŸ™‚

Post # 9
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think people should be proud of you for doing what you feel that you NEED to do right now to honor your beliefs and your daughter and for being responsible enough to wait on the things you WANT to do until you can realistically afford them!  That’s tough to do, and a lot of people would say the heck with one or the other and move in together anyway or spend outside of their means and have a wedding they couldn’t afford.  So keep your chin up, and know that those who truly love you will be thrilled to celebrate your marriage with you whenever you choose to do so.   =)

Post # 10
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - Blossom Heath

My friend and her husband had a 1 year anniversary renewal ceremony because they like you didn’t get to do the wedding that they wanted.

I would definitely attend (I was her hostess) and dance the night away.

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