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Frequent user July 2020 Ontario

2021 wedding reception

Kimberly, on July 26, 2020 at 10:15 Posted in Wedding reception 4 24
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So we got married this year on July 18 but we only did a ceremony. Next year we plan on doing a reception. Wondering if anyone is doing a similar event and if so I’d love to chat. My thoughts were so you do a small vow renewal or just do dinner and dancing and a cocktail before?

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  • Ehjae
    Newbie August 2020 Alberta
    Ehjae ·
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    Yeah, we can't swing it this year, but we're going to do a big celebration next year to make up for it!

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  • Stefanie
    Devoted August 2020 Saskatchewan
    Stefanie ·
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    We are getting married on the 15th of this month in a smaller ceremony and doing vow renewals in the church on August 14, 2021. We are also having our reception next year as planned as well.


    It's nice to know so many other brides are doing the same thing. Im still glad we are getting married this year, plus not many brides get to wear their gowns twice! Haha
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  • Anna
    Newbie July 2021 Saskatchewan
    Anna ·
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    We're looking at doing the same thing with a bit of a twist! There are 3 couples in our circle of friends who got married between May and one more at the end of August. We're planning to throw a group reception and a bit of a party next year. We all have a lot of mutual friends which will cut down on cost for all of us too!

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  • Rebecca
    Newbie September 2020 Ontario
    Rebecca ·
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    I’m doing the same - but I’m September!
    Honestly I’m really excited for it! I’ve never been one for vow renewals so ours will just be a cocktail, dinner and dancing event.
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  • Kimberly
    Frequent user July 2020 Ontario
    Kimberly ·
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    Idk where your located but honestly if your sad about your dad not coming I would look at a park or outdoor wedding where you could have your parents with you at least. I just know we had so many family and close friends that were so sad they couldn’t come and I know it won’t be the same as this year but imma do my best to make everyone feel like it’s a real wedding
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  • Ehjae
    Newbie August 2020 Alberta
    Ehjae ·
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    We're also doing this- but we are eloping so no family at the ceremony. My nieces are heartbroken about not being able to be flower girls and I'm a bit sad about not having my dad walk me down the aisle, so I'm considering doing something next year. I'm glad you started this thread, I've been wondering if it's weird to have a ceremony with our celebration next year and it's nice to know that I'm not alone in considering it!

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  • K
    Newbie October 2021 Alberta
    Karla ·
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    Our officiant has been amazing and is doing both as well as having a fake document for us to sign again next year to keep the experience the same for all the guest.

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  • Amanda
    Newbie May 2021 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Sounds good, congratulations 🥳
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  • Kimberly
    Frequent user July 2020 Ontario
    Kimberly ·
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    Our family could come as we all live fairly close that wasn’t an issue for us. But we had to cut around 100 people which was super hard but we also didn’t want to postpone our life because of your wedding
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  • Amanda
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    Amanda ·
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    I thought of doing a wedding this year and reception next year but I won’t feel it as a wedding so I decided to move everything to next year , my family can’t come into the country because the borders are close, so it’s pointless
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  • Kimberly
    Frequent user July 2020 Ontario
    Kimberly ·
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    Ours would be outdoor as we are having it on my family farm. So it’s easier especially if there are still restrictions.
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  • Megan
    Frequent user April 2021 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    Congrats! We're going to have a vow renewal at our reception next year. I like the idea of a slideshow showing photos from the actual wedding. I'm sort of torn what an April reception will look like next year, and when I should start letting everyone know about what's happening. I feel like things change so quickly, and who knows what this fall/winter will hold. I'd love to hear if you're having your reception outside or inside next year!

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  • Kate-Lynn
    Frequent user October 2021 Ontario
    Kate-Lynn ·
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    We are doing the ceremony this year. We are doing the ceremony and reception next year with renewing our vows at the ceremony next year.
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  • Kimberly
    Frequent user July 2020 Ontario
    Kimberly ·
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    That’s a super good idea and it’s neat that you can always watch it
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  • Jennifer
    Newbie May 2021 Quebec
    Jennifer ·
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    We’re doing the same. We are getting married in Oct with just our parents, and then the reception in May. We are thinking of doing a vow renewal, and showing a video/slideshow of our initial wedding to our guests.
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  • Kimberly
    Frequent user July 2020 Ontario
    Kimberly ·
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    That’s my worry!we got married July 18 this year and will do a reception july 17 2021 . And I I’m wearing my dress again too! But I just want to mKe sure if feels like a weddi Nd and not just a party
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