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Is it crazy to have a private wedding ceremony one day and the wedding reception the next day?
Please send all details I am in need of some serious suggestions on how to keep my wedding small, intimate, and nice.My fiance and I are lost and would appreciate suggestions

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Married: 03/04/2009
Jan 28, 2009 at 6:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
No, it's not crazy at fiance and I are having a private ceremony in the Carribean and then we're having a wedding reception later on. Our "reception" is actually 4 months after b/c we wanted to make sure my brother is back from overseas so he can be a part of it. We will be sending announcements to some that says we got married and others will have "celebration to follow" written on it.

Married: 2+ years ago
Jan 28, 2009 at 6:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I dont think its crazy.. However, if you're having family from out of town coming to the ceremony, it might be hard for them to attend a reception on a different day. But I have heard of couples doing this. My cousin had an intimate wedding, just her and FH, his/her parents in Jamaica and that was it. When they came back, they had their reception that included all family. So it is an option, just make sure that all bridal parties are able to attend the next day as well. Im sure it will be beautiful any way you decide!

Married: 2+ years ago
Jan 28, 2009 at 7:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
There's nothing wrong with that at all. Go for it!

Married: 01/15/2010
Jan 29, 2009 at 2:11 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thats what I have doing... Im having my wedding on Jan 15 & my reception on the 16th. only because my hubbie 2 b wants 2 wed on the 15th and hes not changeing the date, and thats on a friday. I have people that live far. & i have to make sure they come. but its cool my reception will be off the HOOK.

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Jan 29, 2009 at 8:07 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Not crazy at all!
For the actually ceremony, having it small, you wont have to worry about having a place that is large enough.
Doing reception seperate, you can then have all family and friends attend.
To keep the whole thing small, invite only those that mean the most to you and your fiance. Maybe have wedding at a family members house (if kept small). To keep it intimate, consider going to a nice restaurant in a small banquet room.

Married: 05/02/2009
Jan 29, 2009 at 1:46 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My cousin went on a cruse with his "girlfriend" (no one knew they were engaged) and came back married. They had a reception about a month later.
Jan 29, 2009 at 6:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Not at all! I just did a wedding where they had a beautiful outdoor wedding in a local park with just family and special friends late in the afternoon on a Friday. Afterwards, the bride's parents had a small party at their house. Then on Saturday the couple hosted a big blow out casual party with barbeque, beer and margaritas, and a county band where they invited lots of people. Regardless of theme or style, you can easily do a reception/party anytime after the actual wedding.

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Jan 30, 2009 at 10:58 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I had the same question, and was wondering...If we have a small private ceremony on Friday and the reception on Saturday, would it be weird to wear the same casual wedding dress?
Jan 30, 2009 at 11:46 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
No that's not weird at all, as a photographer i have has people ask to do the ceremony and reception on different days.
Feb 02, 2009 at 10:45 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
This is not crazy at all. I have done this for a few of my couples that I have married. They wanted something really intimate low key with family and best friends only, then a big reception with everyone the next day or even a week or two down the road...

Hope this helps.

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