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    • JoanneH843
      CommentAuthorJoanneH843
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 3rd 2017
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    Hi there I'd really like some thoughts on private wedding ceremonies. My boyfriend and I have recently decided to get married and we would like to have a private ceremony with just our two sets of parents there with a big party/reception afterwards. We don't want to upset anyone but we aren't the kind of people that love being centre of attention especially with something so personal. My boyfriend is concerned that people might think this is weird! Even though its what we both want. So I'd love to be able to show him that lots of people do this and it can work really well to boost his confidence. Any thoughts you have would be so helpful. Many thanks. I look forward to reading them. J x
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 3rd 2017
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    That sounds lovely. A small intimate wedding with the people who you love the most and then a massive celebration afterwards.
    Brilliant xx

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Feb 3rd 2017
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    Have you thought about a registry office close family wedding and then a blessing in front ofveveryone- that way you can still wear your dress for evening and they can still see you and then have a big party

    Or go away somewhere just close family and then have big party

    Lots of people are scared of being in the limelight, me included but OH and I are concurring our fears and having a big wedding

    At the end of the day it's abiut what makes you both happy

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    • JoanneH843
      CommentAuthorJoanneH843
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 4th 2017
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    Thank you both for your kind words x
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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 4th 2017
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    i think its a lovely idea and that people will be honoured to be invited to the big do afterwards. Its really personal and intimate and something that just you and both your parents can share forever :) xx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Feb 4th 2017
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    I think it sounds lovely. Lots of people have small intimate ceremonies followed by a bigger party afterwards. Don't worry about what others think, it's your wedding not anyone else's. Have things how you both want it xxx

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    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatigga
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 4th 2017
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    We're having what is considered a smallish ceremony (only 30 people - mostly OH's family) and then having a bigger party a few days later.

    I'd have loved a small "elope" style wedding but OH wanted to keep his family happy and include them all as ours is the first wedding in the family for a long time.

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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 4th 2017
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    That's what I'm doing! Just me, him, his parents and his sister. That's it. A wedding doesn't have to have loads of people to be special. It's your day, so do it your way!

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 6th 2017
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    I don't think it's weird at all, I think it sounds lovely!

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    • StaceyH989
      CommentAuthorStaceyH989
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Feb 6th 2017
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    It most definitely isn't weird and is done more than you think, not everyone does want to have a big ceremony and it will make the day more special for you and your parents.

    I agree with Flossie have the official ceremony in a registry office and then have a blessing in front of everyone else if you wanted them to be included that way it can be done by a family member but isn't the official ceremony.

    It sounds like a really lovely idea and its brilliant that it is something you both want to do xx
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    • JoanneH843
      CommentAuthorJoanneH843
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 6th 2017
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    Thanks all for your comments, its nice to hear your thoughts. Very much appreciated x
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 8th 2017
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    Definitely not weird. I had a friend who wanted to slip in through a side door rather than walking down the aisle. She definitely wanted a church service though and wanted our choir to sing, so small and intimate was never going to happen.

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