I got my marriage license (with no courthouse ceremony and with no one else there besides me and my husband) in February 2017 in Japan and I am having a wedding celebration in May 2018 in America. What do I call this event? What is acceptable to have at such an event? What we have so far is a "ceremony" and "reception" and with our non-religious officiant we'll just do vows. I'd like to lean towards more wedding-type traditions. My family has been supportive of my decisions and I've already asked my siblings and my sisters-in-law to be a part of my bridal party and they are all excited. Any advice?
"I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request.... It means no." -Alistair, Dragon Age Origins