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Aurelia
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Poll: Would you attend a wedding celebration?

Aurelia, on July 30, 2020 at 8:02 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 34
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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?

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Latest activity by Angel, on July 31, 2020 at 1:45 PM
  • Leanne
    Rockstar September 2020
    Leanne ·
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    I wouldn’t think of it as a wedding, but more of a reception at that point. Ceremony now party later? And yes I would go if I was close to them.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I would go definitely go! Especially with COVID happening, I think many brides are deciding to elope and postpone their actual wedding.

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    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.

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  • L
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    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.
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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Yes, I would. One of my friends eloped because of Covid and plan on having a large wedding later on and we definitely plan on attending.
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  • Margaret
    Rockstar October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    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.

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  • Alisa
    Devoted August 2020
    Alisa ·
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    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.

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  • Alisa
    Devoted August 2020
    Alisa ·
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    In current situations, if i choose not to attend, it would be if there was health/safety concern, NOT because you have already gotten married. i wouldnt side eye any 2020 brides doing this at. all.

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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
    Mindy ·
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    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.
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  • Biaani
    Dedicated May 2021
    Biaani ·
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    Oh my goodness absolutely ! I think it's a great idea. that's what I would do if my wedding was this year. Smiley heart

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  • T
    Devoted April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
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    In normal times, I am not a fan of this. I've been to ceremony only, reception only, and I didn't really enjoy either as much as I would if I had been invited to the whole thing.

    In covid times, I think you have more flexibility. I think I'd go unless it was really, really far away.

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  • Caley
    Dedicated September 2021
    Caley ·
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    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!
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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2021
    Chrysta ·
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    I would definitely attend, especially if they were a close family or friend!
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  • Apryl
    Just Said Yes March 2022
    Apryl ·
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    Yes. I'd rather go to a wedding celebration when it is safer than right now when things are out of hand .
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  • Natalie
    Devoted November 2020
    Natalie ·
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    Yes! I would still go with no questions asked!
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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
    Katie ·
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    I'd definitely go. Regardless of covid if someone eloped and then later on in life had a wedding and invited me I'd totally be there.
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  • Stacey
    Devoted May 2021
    Stacey ·
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    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!

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  • Cassie
    Dedicated November 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Absolutely! I think with COVID changing how weddings happened this year, that friends and family would love to attend and would look at it as a great way to spend the special moment with you two!

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  • Aurelia
    Savvy September 2020
    Aurelia ·
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    This is totally me, I just love events and celebrations
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    I would ! I did that last year anyway and they had a good turn out
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