My FI proposed the day before St Patty's Day. It was a total surprise, and absolutely perfect- simple and sweet. (He proposed a month early, as he had a very ornate plan to propose April 20.) I've always wanted something small and simple, yet our guest list is 250 people. Simple, for that many, is quite expensive... So, instead of planning a wedding, reception, dinner, fireworks, and all the other beautiful things we wanted- we are deciding to take our closest friends to Las Vegas and have a weekend of fun- then fly out for our HM. I love the idea! (Since the Bellagio has fireworks show every night. Fireworks are important to us.)
We want to have a party when we get back (like a couple months after the wedding) It will be casual- barbecue, beer, margarita machine, band with dancing. I won't wear a wedding dress to the party. I will display photos of our Vegas wedding at the party. I would like to send a postcard invite to guests with our picture in Vegas on the front.
My question, or your opinion is regarding the following.
1) Do we send an invite before the wedding in Vegas and allow people to watch the ceremony via internet?
2) Do we send an invite to just the party to celebrate our wedding? Is 2 months enough time?
3) What are the "rules" for a "We are Married" celebration?