hi, I'm just wondering if anyone out there has been in a similar situation. I am currently pregnant due in June (totally unplanned!) anyway we are due to get married in June 2019 so the baby will be around 1 then. me and my h2b have been toying with the idea of having a very small ceremony within the next couple of months and getting married with just our parents and siblings there and keeping the venue that is booked for June 2019, and instead just have a big reception then. i really would like to be married before the baby comes. has anyone else done something similar to this? thanks
I have a friend who did this. As it turned out they were so happy with their smaller ceremony that afterwards they cancelled the bigger one and saved the money for the kids. Worked very nicely indeed!
I would go for it, sounds wonderful xx
I wasn't pregnant, but we got married two years ago in Brazil, with just a legal ceremony in the city hall and small dinner after. This November we had our marriage blessing at the church, with the full white wedding that we wanted, including reception after. Just do whatever your heart tells you to do, and it will be fine
this sounds a lovely idea! just remember to do what you want and don’t go by what people tell you that you should do, after all, it’s your day as a couple! congratulations on the baby aswell best of luck x
My friend did similar. She got married abroad then had a reception in UK for everyone. X
I done the same! Had a big wedding planned for 2018... I freaked out about a big wedding and decided to have a intimate secret ceremony with immediate family ... then a month later had a lovely big reception was perfect! And I got to wear my dress twice!!
I did the same not due to pregnancy due to my grandad being really ill and the day was perfect. We were only engaged in feb and got married in September and I wouldn’t change it for anything we are thinking about a party maybe 2019 as there were people who couldn’t make the day that I would love to celebrate with but we will just see on that one x
Sounds like a fantastic plan that suits your situation - and as Fiona said, you can wear your dress twice, what’s not to love!
Me and my husband did this. We got married on Xmas eve last year, small registry office thing with our parents and a few close family members, then went to our local pub for xmas dinner. We then had a big reception for all of those who couldn't be there on our wedding day in October this year :) x
A friend in the states did this a few weeks ago, she's currently in hospital to give birth!! I think it's a great idea so you can have a special day with your closest family then you just have to worry about paying for the venue for 2019 rather than the whole shebang!!! Good luck!!!
Me and my h2b are having a small intimate wedding in March then later down the years (like 7years maybe) we'll be renewing our vows and having the wedding of our dreams - we're also wanting to save money to go to Brazil to visit family and whatnot :)