Post # 1
I need advice on inviting people to the DANCE Only.
I understand many people feel this is rude, so I am torn on what to do. Our dinner venue only seats 250 and our guest list is around 350. There is obviously no way to change the size of our venue, and no, we are not looking for another place to hold the wedding, as the ceremony is at the same place.
So… we would send out invites for the ceremony and dinner to the 250, and then have separate invites for the other 100 to join us for cocktails and dancing. Many of the dance only guests are co-workers, that will not mind, and also understand. However, there are a select few guests that are family friends that we have not seen in years, but my father would like to invite them.
What it comes down to is if they would they be more offended getting an invite to just the dance (if at all), or not even being invited to any part of it.
Post # 3
How about you send out your 250 invites and have an early RSVP date. Then invite the remaining 100 if people decline.
If I were a guest, I would be very insulted being invited to the dancing portion only. I’d feel like I was definitely a 2nd tier guest or afterthought. Or that you were just inviting me to get another gift.
If you send out an early round of invites and then a 2nd round of invites, the 2nd round never has to know that they got their invites later as part of a 2nd tier.
Post # 4
have a second, more budget friendly party if you want to invite them. if you don’t invite them to the dinner, don’t invite them to anything else that day.
Post # 5
I came up with an idea!
What if I make the rsvp cards with the saying ” We have X seat(s) reserved for your attendence”, or something alone those lines…? The reason being, if you add up all the significant others from co-workers/friends,we will have close to 100 guests extra. And with being co-workers, they have people to mingle and talk with until their guests get there at the dance portion.
Good or bad idea?