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Just Said Yes March 2021

Ugh wedding date help

Alexa , on April 2, 2020 at 1:26 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 3
We were originally booked to be wed June 27, 2020 but due to the corona virus and the lockdown on the state where my parents live it’s looking like that can’t come to be.

I really want to get married on our date. My parents are against me waiting another year too for some reason (my fiancé is in medical school and only has free time in March 2021). They think a three year engagement is far too long but I want to make sure my family, bridesmaids, and fiancé’s family can attend and be in a ceremony which is making me consider the March date.
I’d like to get married in an intimate backyard on our original date and then have another “spiritual not legal” wedding in March 2021 in front of everyone. The people that I’ve idea shared this with say not to tell people it’s a celebration of marriage in March or else they won’t even come due to it not being a real wedding .
I think having both is a good idea so my family can enjoy a wedding of some sorts and my dad can walk me down the aisle. There is no way they can travel from Michigan to Nevada with the country being the way it is right now.
Just looking for feedback and direction during this confusing time. If this is a dumb post I’m sorry. Please don’t hate.


Latest activity by Shveta, on April 2, 2020 at 12:06 PM
  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    Hey, date twin!! I'm a similar situation. Sending you a virtual hug in these times!!

    I was thinking to do a similar thing. Have a legal marriage on my original date and then the religious ceremoney later down the road. I don't think people won't come! I think people would be excited to celebrate with us. I would tell them, otherwise they might feel lied to.

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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
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    I agree with PP. if you get married and have a ceremony in March it’s really a vow renewal because you are already married. People will want to join you to celebrate this special event with you but you need to be honest and tell them.
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  • S
    Dedicated August 2020
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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing 2 weddings. Which is essentially what we're talking about here. Lots of brides end up doing 2 weddings even outside of the lockdown situation just in general. For example, I'm Indian but my fiance isn't. My grandma who is one of the most important people to me in my life is too old to travel (assuming we weren't on lockdown), and my fiance's dad is too old to go all the way to India. So what do we do? We actually did a small gathering in India with my family there so that my grandma could be involved, and then we are having the legal wedding .. well we were having it here in May, but we postponed. So, this is actually totally normal for A LOT of people under normal circumstances. And honestly, BOTH count as an actual wedding. It's just up to you which one you want to make legal. For us, both will be spiritual. The India one we did an engagement ceremony with the punditji (officiant) which has slightly different spiritual parameters than our wedding ceremony would so that they both still end up being different in some way, but super significant.

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