We are looking at getting married in June 2021 in a registery office, even if it's still just a handful of people allowed in, and then have a party to celebrate in Oct/Nov when we hope parties will be able to go ahead without too many restrictions. I'm on maternity leave until July and just feel I'd like to get the legal side done before going back to work, no real reason why I feel this way but I never wanted a long engagement! Neither of us are into the big traditional wedding and can't really afford to hold the party in June as I'm taking some unpaid leave and I'm not on full pay while on leave plus we've spent an awful lot in the past 18 months between buying a house and having a baby.
Just to note I priced a BBQ wedding reception for June at it came in at €60 a head but it's €35 a head for a normal party BBQ, the exact same menu. I just feel that the second venues hear its a wedding they mark up the price.
Does this sound like a good or bad idea? I'd love to hear people's opinions or advice! TIA