I’m having 2 weddings due to COVID-19. (We are 35/36, been together 6 years, and this is both our first marriage.) The first wedding will be in a small church on our original date in 2.5 weeks with a priest, musician, and 3 parents socially distant. The second will be our postponed outdoor wedding and reception with 100-150 guests in front of a white historic home one year later in May 2021.
Questions: (1.) Should I wear my wedding dress to both weddings or should I buy a casual white dress online for the first wedding? I haven’t seen any long dresses I liked online but saw possible knee length ones. My dad says I should save my dress for next year but my close friends and matron of honor say why not wear it both times. (2.) Should I keep my first wedding private or should I share pictures on social media and tell people? I still want next year to feel like a wedding since I’ve always wanted a big celebration and we are paying a lot of money for the postponed event. In the past my parents and matron of honor kept their first courthouse wedding secret and then both had a big catholic wedding with lots of guests many months later. On the other hand this is a unique pandemic situation. My coworker shared her news of her small April wedding with everyone at work and is having her postponed wedding with guests in July but mine is one whole year later.