#AskExpatWives: Why Plan Two Weddings in an LDR?

When closing the distance in an LDR, it is not uncommon for couples to have two weddings. Chris and I held two ceremonies – one in the US and one in the UK. In this video, Chantelle and I discuss the many reasons that long distance couples decide to hold multiple wedding ceremonies (from meeting visa requirements to giving family a chance to attend).

Having Two Weddings

In addition, we discuss how we each came to the decision to have multiple ceremonies, how we chose who to invite to each and how we made each day feel different yet special in its own right.

Keeping each day separate, yet memorable, is one of the most difficult aspects of this process. That’s why Chantelle and I explain some of the ways in which this can be achieved – including: the guest lists, location, the structure of each ceremony and more.

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What Is ‘Ask Expat Wives’?

This is the second episode in our #AskExpatWives series. In these videos we am to answer your questions about life as an expat, living in the UK, our British husbands and more. By talking to a range of expats in the UK, we hope you’ll get a great sense of what life is like and what changes you might expect if you are considering moving to a new country. Watch all previous #AskExpatWives videos here.

If you have a question you would like us to answer in a future episode, leave it in the comments below! Alternatively, send your questions to us on Twitter using our handle @ilovemybrit and using the hashtag #AskExpatWives. We’ll also be releasing a similar series next week, #AskBritishHusbands, where our significant others give their perspective on adapting to new cultures and life after an LDR.

-Chelsea

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Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI). She has been training dogs professionally since 2007, and is the Head Coach for Dogs Trust Dog School Nottinghamshire. She met Chris on a trip to England in 2013, Married him on New Year’s Eve – celebrating 2016 as husband and wife!

  • Kati

    Love the two parties idea! My husband and I did the opposite and actually had the big wedding first in the US, then 2 months later we had what we called our UK Reception for our friends and extended family members there. Luckily a lot of friends and immediate family members of my husband were able to come over for the big wedding, so I don’t think anyone felt like they missed out. But I did wear my wedding dress to both events :)