Laura
Super September 2020

Covid married... but...

Laura, on April 29, 2021 at 1:32 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 1 8
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None of the family was present. It was only he and I and our sons. I am considering a backyard get together to introduce the family to each other. Would you have a vow renewal too? Or would you just make it a picnic? If a picnic, would we be dressed up? I'd like photos of all of us... How would you do this?

I need help! lol!

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Latest activity by Laura, on May 1, 2021 at 9:26 PM
  • SHY
    VIP January 2022
    SHY ·
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    You could do what my friends are doing that eloped, and just have a reception/celebration with everyone! You can make the dress code whatever you want. If you want nice photos of everyone, then I'd make it a semi-formal event! Or you could ask them to wear dressy casual if you do the picnic idea!

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  • Laura
    Super September 2020
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    As a guest would you have a preference? Even our moms haven't met. Backyard "redo" or just picnic fun? I'm not sure which way this should go... hmmm....

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
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    Go with whatever you want! I know several people, SIL included, who had a backyard Covid wedding and are now planning the big wedding, as originally intended. I think people are understanding of the desire to not postpone the marriage just because you couldn't hold the wedding you originally wanted due to the pandemic. SIL got married in the backyard with 10 people last summer and is having the original (albeit slightly smaller) wedding this summer, and many of us are out of state but still planning to travel. We know they are married, but they deserve the wedding they wanted initially.
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  • SHY
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    As a guest, I'd love to see a vow renewal, especially if I wasn't able to be present at the actual ceremony! But I like to get dressed up and fancy for any reason lol.

    You could always ask around and see what your family/friends that would be invited think! Kind of take a poll on which one everyone would prefer?

    I also agree with Hannah above, if deep down you want a big wedding with everyone and you can afford it, why not?!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Just have a fun family reunion picnic. No need to do a renewal.

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  • Msalberts
    Master October 2021
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    We’re doing a vow renewal and dinner reception. It will be more formal than our minimony. I don’t think it’s weird by any means to have another ceremony.
    You do you!
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  • Jess
    Devoted May 2021
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    We got married in a very small, quick ceremony with just our parents last July. But we're doing a vow renewal and reception in 2 weeks! We didn't want to wait to get married bc of Covid, but also want the wedding that we originally planned.

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  • Laura
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    Laura ·
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    I think we lost too much money to do our planned wedding. It was a destination wedding and well - I'm not sure anyone in our group is up for that. So, we're considering options near home. I kind of like that though. There seems to be something special about walking out of our home and to him. Smiley smile I think Covid is shifting my view of what a "wedding" has to be. That said, if I could do it over I'd want the original one. lol! See, I make sense!

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