I am trying to postpone our wedding and elope, but FH is convinced that nobody would go to a celebration for a couple that's already married. This means he wants to keep our wedding this year because it will be his only chance to celebrate with his family and close friends. Instead of assuming, I might as well take a poll:
Would you go to a wedding celebration in 2021/2022 for a couple who eloped in 2020?
With COVID happening many brides are deciding to elope this year(to legally be married) and have a full blown wedding next year. I still would look at it as a wedding because most brides are saving their dresses for the ceremony next year! I wouldn't look at it any different.
I would absolutely attend a wedding celebration like that. Especially with COVID cancelling so many events, I think most people would be open to attending. I agree with the previous comment that calling it a reception would be more accurate. You could also do a ceremony and call it a vow renewal, or you could skip the ceremony and do just your reception.
I'd do either. If it's someone really important to us, I'd be there.. In fact we're traveling next weekend to our nephew's graduation party and a week later we'll attend our good friend's son's graduation party.
Whether you elope or continue with your plans, if someone is important in our lives - I'd be there.
Yes i would. about 7 years ago we got invited to the wedding of one of FH's college buddies. upon receiving the invitation FH tells me they already got married at the courthouse (can't remember the reason) and i remember feeling some type of way about it but we still went anyways because we love them and and i love weddings. they had a full house too.
I had a friend who had a destination wedding and only had her family there, and then came back to where we lived and had a reception for all of her friends and family. My cousin originally was supposed to get married in a church in the area and got stressed out from the wedding planning, so she eloped to Vegas and when she came back had a backyard reception for all her friends and family. I feel like it’s more common than people that you believe. And with COVID-19 going on, I think people are going to be a lot more understanding about postponed receptions.
I might be biased since I’m doing the same thing (getting married this year with only our parents and my sister attending, then a bigger ceremony and reception next year), but I would definitely go to a vow renewal or reception in the next few years. These are trying times in many ways with many changes, so I would still attend a later event. And hey, it’s a chance to celebrate a couple with food and dessert and socializing, even if it is after the actual marriage— I can’t complain about that!
Absolutely! Maybe remind your FH that once large social gatherings are appropriate, people will be SO happy and excited to finally attend these type of events to socialize with everyone and just feel normal again!