I've never even heard of a wedding like ours I guess it's like eloping with evites.
We are getting married in a very informal ceremony in the beginning of our regular evening church service. Just standing up and saying our "I do's" , with no reception.
We are having a combined family brunch that morning, which is enough festivities for me for the day.
We will have an open house BBQ reception later tihis summer after we have settled in. Ther eception date is set and was announced on the evite.
I'm getting some push back about gifts. One of the ladies from church called and said I couldn't expect gifts because there would be no celebration and was "encouraging" me to have a cake and coffee time after the service, so I can get gifts. I really dont care about gifts, I mean we are combining 2 households, sure towels would be nice but....
Will people really feel cheated because we are making unconventional choices? We do have good reasons for our decisons.
Am I totally ungrateful? I feel a bit bridezilla ish.