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UKbride Member Request 7 Feb 2018

Opinions please we were hoping to get married abroad but it has proved too...

Opinions please we were hoping to get married abroad but it has proved too much trouble so we are now getting married here at the registry office then going for food with everyone who attends the marriage after, but we are still having a blessing abroad would it be ok to have a party for everyone when we get back or is it too much ? It not about gifts etc but I just want every together to celebrate but will the moment have passed ? thanks

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Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 7 Feb 2018

In my mind a lot would depend upon numbers at the original ceremony at the registry office. If you were planning on inviting the same people then you wouldn't really need to have a party but if you were going to invite a whole load of others then a celebration party would be lovely. The moment never passes for a celebration.

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UKbride Administrator 8 Feb 2018

We are having our legal wedding in the UK at a registry office. Just have my grandparents as witnesses then going out for lunch with parents and siblings.
THEN 16 of us are going to Mexico for two weeks for a blessing.
THEN we are having a party with 100 of our friends and family.
We weren’t going to have a party but family begged us to do it. Just in a local hall but will be fun!

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UKbride Administrator 8 Feb 2018

I didn’t get married abroad but I’d say definitely do the party, it was so lovely to see all my family and friends in one place where we could all dance and enjoy ourselves

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UKbride Administrator 8 Feb 2018

Depends on what you want. I personally think it’s a bit too much. I know you plan on only getting married once and want to have an amazing day but the registry office and party after sounds great itself. You could always spend more and have an even better reception instead of spending loads on the ceremony and going abroad?

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UKbride Administrator 8 Feb 2018

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For wedding and reception and night do a d not gave a blessing and party. People can bring gifts then. People would rather celebrate the day on the day rather than after.

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UKbride Administrator 8 Feb 2018

We’re going to either do a ‘just us’ wedding here then head off on our honeymoon and then when we get home have a big wedding reception, including photographer, bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits - or we’re going to get married abroad then continue with the rest of our plan but like you have said it seems like such a hassle getting married abroad, too much paperwork, we think it’ll be to much stress ie our other idea!cxx

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UKbride Administrator 9 Feb 2018

Hell no, Any reason for a good shin dig and celebration.

Anna Reynisdottir
Anna Reynisdottir 14 Feb 2018

I would deffo still have a party! I don’t think it’s too much at all! It is a special day to celebrate and everyone wants there friends and family around! 💕

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