One Couple, Two Weddings: Multiple Celebrations Accommodate Everyone
Call it split, non-traditional or destination— one wedding can be celebrated numerous times. And why not? PLUS: Wedding photos from Sarah and Javier Acuna’s celebrations.
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Once you make that choice, share responsibility. Whether it’s your fiancé, friends, family members, a wedding planner or that mailman, other people can offer valuable help. Accept help, especially when it comes to a destination wedding. “Share responsibility,” Miles says. “You’ll find that you’ll be able to dedicate more time to one event than the other.”
The only thing Erin Lazos would have changed about her Greek wedding would be to have enlisted more help. “I wish I’d had a wedding planner in Greece to help with the little details.” She had a difficult time communicating her wishes to her DJ, for example, because she didn’t speak Greek. Sharing ideas with vendors is a detail a planner could easily have handled.
Little details, from the photographer’s style to the color of your bridal flowers, can tie two events together or differentiate them entirely. While Erin and Pete Lazos reminisce about their events over two wedding albums, other couples may weave their two events into one album or even one DVD. To create the feel of one seamless affair, Miles recommends that couples even display the same guest book at each event. They may be two events, but together they mark one important step—beginning a life together.
For the Acunas, the beginning of marriage was marked by two fun-filled events. From a snorkeling adventure in Grand Cayman to a Salsa band in Wilmington, the couple tried to make their events a blast for everyone. That’s fitting for a couple that defines their relationship as fun.
“It doesn’t matter what we’re doing,” Sarah says. “It’s always fun-filled with laughter and love.”
In their case, and in many others, it sounds like turning one wedding into two is an equation for living happily ever after.