Destination just the 2 of us, can we have shower/reception afterwards?
Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:05 PM
I have been in a million weddings (always a bridesmaid never a bride - until now)...if we do go away just the 2 of us, can we still have a shower and reception afterwards? If so, is 6-8 months to late to hold these events? Can we make an announcement saying that we do not have the finances to have a wedding at the moment, but we would love to be married asap, so we are going away but would love to celebrate our marriage with friends and family once we get back and are financially able to hold a party? Or is bringing up finances not appropriate either? i just figure that this way guests know our "deal".
And btw...I keep getting asked why we can't just have a "small" wedding...
The problem is we can't have a small ceremony and reception for a few reasons...both my fiance and I grew up around here each went to a few colleges, we have kept in contact with so many friends from gradeschool - hs - college, he has a huge family, I have been in so many weddings that I can't not invite those friends. On top of that, we already invited EVERYONE - over 200 people to the destination wedding...we can't then say to some of those people "your not invited anymore" but then invite others. We just have so many people that are close to us.
Ahh...I am so confused and frustrated at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:16 PM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:34 PM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:35 PM
And here is the verbiage I used for our AHR invite:
are pleased to announce we will be
married in a private ceremony
Wednesday, the eighth of July 2009
in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
We invite you to join us for a
wedding celebration when we return
as husband and wife.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Seven oâ€™clock in the evening
RSVP info ...
Everyone is actually really excited about the reception - that's the part most of the guests come for anyway!!
Good luck with your wedding and your post-wedding events!!
Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:42 PM
Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:54 AM
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