Savvy August 2020

Ceremony now, party later

Kres, on March 31, 2020 at 10:35 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 3
I’ve heard that some brides are sticking to their original date and pushing back the party, which I think is a such a genius! Especially if your date holds sentimental value. We too are discussing this option. But, how would you coordinate that? Do I, along with my then husband and our entourage just show up dressed in our attire and literally party? Some insight on this.


Latest activity by Dana, on April 13, 2020 at 11:47 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I went to a reception only wedding celebration last year and that’s literally what they did. They had gotten married in an elopement like half a year before the reception and all they did was show up at the reception in their attire and that’s that aha. They had photos of their elopement in the background and as decor
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  • Gina
    WeddingWire Administrator April 2021
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    Hi Krestih,

    Congratulations on your engagement! I personally LOVE this idea. Is there a better excuse to wear your gown or suit twice?! I'm not sure my partner would be as excited but I love my wedding gown. I truly wish I could wear it every day!

    I also love the idea of showing photos from your wedding at your reception. This will allow your couples to really relish in the moment.

    I wish you all of the best with planning Smiley heart

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  • Dana
    Dedicated May 2020
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    We're planning on doing a celebration of our marriage/party later this year sometime when we can (plus a courthouse wedding once things open up again). I'd thought to wear my reception dinner dress, but FH and I wearing our wedding clothes is a good idea to think about. As PP said, what better excuse to get to wear my dress twice? Plus I hadn't shown anyone other than my Mom and my bridal party the dress. Others asked but I said I wanted it to be a surprise for the wedding. This way they'd get to see it in person. I'd also figured I'd bring our book of wedding pictures for them to look at but using pictures as decor is a good idea too

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