My husband and I aren't able to live in the same country due to citizenship issues. We got married last year to get the visa application going. It was just family at a city hall. We were completely up front about this w all our friends, family members and anyone invited.
Now I am planning the reception/party. I am doing much of the usuals, but trying to avoid to word 'wedding', I am just calling it a celebration instead. I am still wearing a white dress, serving food, having an open bar, hiring the obligatory photo booth, etc.
Things I am not doing are having any sort of symbolic ceremony, wedding party, first dance, or announcement of the couple.
Anything else you think I should or shouldn't be doing since it's not a wedding, but a celebration? It is a slippery slope - I need you to keep me in check!