I've seen a couple of discussions on having two weddings due to families living at different places, but I would love to hear from the people that did it how they felt, specially on the second wedding.
I'm Brazilian, my fiancé is german, and we live in Ireland. We first thought of doing only one ceremony in Germany but my mom can't make it, so we are first doing a small ceremony/reception in Brazil. Since most of our friends are in Europe this would be mainly for the families. However we want to celebrate with our friends as well so we will still have the german wedding.
However, I'm concerned about how this "second wedding" will feel. The two weddings will be 4 months apart and I'm worried that by the time the second wedding takes place it won't really feel like a wedding.
For those who had been in this situation how did it feel? Was it weird to wear the wedding dress again? How about doing the rings exchange a second time after months?
Any ideas on how to make the second wedding more special? Doing the church in one and the civil in the other won't work for us.