My husband and I were supposed to get married on June 14th last year in Sonoma, CA, but, like everyone else, we had to cancel our plans. We initially tried moving the wedding to November 2020 but we realized before our initial wedding date that November wasn't going to work, either. So, we decided to get married on our original date in my mother's backyard and stream the wedding for everyone on Zoom. We had a lot of people attend the Zoom wedding and it was truly beautiful...my husband's grandfather, also a Rabbi, even got to officiate the wedding for us. But we still really just wanted to be able to celebrate with everyone in person so we booked a delayed reception/sequel wedding for this October. I didn't get to wear my wedding dress and veil or have the walk down the aisle with my parents, but I feel like it would be awkward to have a second ceremony, especially since the second ceremony doesn't fall on our anniversary (we couldn't book our anniversary date because of the pandemic so we chose the next best date - our engagement anniversary) and we already did many of the Jewish traditions at our Zoom wedding (I'm a bit superstitious about breaking the glass a second time).
I'm curious if anyone else did a "minimony" or got legally married and is now planning to have a reception/"sequel wedding" and, if so, are you doing a ceremony? Hiring an officiant? Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated!