Hi ladies, this is my first time writing on here but thought it would be helpful to hear the opinions of women that are going through the same thing. My FI has been overseas in the Army the whole time that we've been together (We've been friends for 10 years prior to dating). Being apart has been really hard but luckily we get to talk often. Recently I found out that I have some health concerns and though we still plan to have a big ceremony next Oct., we decided to have a small ceremony in December when he comes home on leave. In your experiences, how does family and friends react to having a wedding ceremony after already being legally married? I was worried that this small ceremony would take away from my dream wedding in Oct. but now I know that being married to the man I love is more important, life is short. I would appreciate any support, encouragement, and advice that you have to give. Thank you! P.S. I'm tired of waiting for him to get home! But I know you can all relate.