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Just Said Yes December 2021

Small ceremony now, big wedding later

Naiceli, on April 18, 2020 at 5:33 PM Posted in Planning 4 13
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Hi Ladies!


For those of you who have had to postpone your weddings but are still having a small intimate ceremony on your original date, will you have another ceremony for the big wedding? If so, how are you telling your loved ones? Are you keeping it to yourself? And what would it be called? Renewal of vows? TIA!

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Latest activity by Naiceli, on May 2, 2020 at 5:14 PM
  • Sara
    Dedicated August 2020
    Sara
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    We had an original date of may 9th. And that quickly got cancelled, so we then moved our wedding to august 30th. However we made the rash decision to get married tomorrow 馃槀 my fiance's dad actually got certified to perform our wedding. So our new wedding date is 4/19/20, which is cute because my fiance proposed 4/20/19. So if all goes according to plan we will have our small marriage with just parents and my son. I always wanted an intimate wedding anyways, and we are calling our august wedding our vow renewal
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    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Naiceli
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    So cute! Congrats! Thank you!
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  • K
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kelsey
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    We are planning on having a small ceremony on our original date of 6/20 and then the big wedding on 8/7. All of our family and close friends know, we told them when we told them we postponed. We are putting a postponement card in our invites (so we don鈥檛 send out two things so close together) that states we are having an intimate ceremony on our original date, and then a celebration of our marriage on 8/7.
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  • V
    Beginner May 2020
    Vikki
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    We had a small ceremony with just us and our kids (we have a daughter each).

    We have told most of our close friends and family that we got married and we're about to send out Change the Date cards with a cute poem telling people about the ceremony and inviting them to our new wedding. So far the response has been positive! : )

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  • N
    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Naiceli
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    Aw that鈥檚 great! Will you have another ceremony or better said 鈥渞enewal of vows鈥 at the big wedding?
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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
    Lindsay
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    We鈥檙e having a small ceremony and then a vow renewal ceremony and reception later on.
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  • Lydia
    Beginner July 2021
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    Our big wedding is going to be called a "Celebration of Marriage". We will renew our vows, and our guests are going to pray over us/bless our marriage as one would do in a Catholic wedding ceremony. As sad as all of this is making us, I'm actually kind of excited to get married in an intimate ceremony before the big celebration later on down the road. Pressure will be off and the two of us will really be able to soak in the moment. I'm hoping that it will be even more special that way. Smiley smile

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
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    I firmly believe that "getting married" is the legal aspect but the wedding is the ceremony and celebration, so even if you legally marry beforehand, if you have another ceremony I would still call it a wedding. If you decide to skip the ceremony for your party, then just call it a "Celebration of Marriage." Even before Covid-19, I had three different friends do this (get married in a private ceremony and then have a big party at a different date) and it was great.

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    Naiceli
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    I agree as well! The ceremony would be just a symbolic ceremony, no?
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  • V
    Beginner May 2020
    Vikki
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    We will have the full ceremony at the big wedding. I am excited for it!

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    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Naiceli
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    So you just replicate the ceremony even though you鈥檙e already married?
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  • V
    Beginner May 2020
    Vikki
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    Yes I think so. Obviously it's all a bit strange and different, but I loved the ceremony the pastor did for us - we each have a daughter and they were included and it was very special. I really want to share that with our friends and family. I would be sad if it were truncated or somehow less than our private ceremony.

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    Yeah I understand, itll be nice! Smiley smile
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