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The Rise Of The Two-Part Wedding

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More and more couples are choosing to have a two-part wedding, and there are many different ways and reasons you might want to try this.

Perhaps you have family in different countries and want to get everyone involved. Or perhaps you'd like to elope for the ceremony and then have a big celebration when you return home.

There is no reason you need to stick to the typical wedding template of a ceremony immediately followed by a reception. Here are a few tips for planning your two-part wedding.


Broaden your horizons

If you're planning on having a destination wedding, consider getting married in a place special to you or your partner. This can be a place where you grew up, went to school, or simply loved spending time together.

If you have family and friends who live far away, they may not be able to make the trip for the ceremony, so you can plan a celebration for when you return home. Hour Weddings can help with your destination wedding. In addition, a two-part wedding can give you more flexibility in where you have your ceremony.

Get creative with your ceremony

If you elope or have a small ceremony, you can get creative with the setting and format. Consider getting married in nature, at a local courthouse, or even in your own home. You can also write your own vows, exchange personal gifts, or do something unique that fits your personality as a couple. Working with a celebrant like Oaktree Ceremonies will help you plan the ideal celebration of your love.

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Choose big or small

Your wedding reception is the perfect time to let your personality shine. If you eloped or had a small ceremony, you can go all out with your reception. Plan a big party with your family and friends, hire a live band, and have fun! Alternatively, you can use this opportunity to relax and enjoy quality time with a smaller crowd. Invite Very Vintage Tea Party for a bijoux wedding celebration that ticks all of the boxes.

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Have the party that Covid postponed

If you had to have a scaled-back celebration because of Covid restriction, there's no reason you can't have the big party you originally planned when things return to normal. Plan a second celebration on your first anniversary to invite everyone you didn't get to celebrate with the first time around.

A flexible space venue like Piece of Cake Marquees will give you plenty of room to gather all of your loved ones together in one place.

There are many reasons to consider a two-part wedding, and ultimately it comes down to what will work best for you as a couple. With a little creativity and planning, you can make your dream wedding come true.

No matter what you choose to do, remember that your wedding is about you as a couple. Do what feels right for you, and don't be afraid to break the mould. Two-part weddings are becoming increasingly popular, so there are plenty of resources and vendors available to help you plan the perfect day. Explore our free downloads to find lots of incredible wedding planning tips!

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