Post # 1
I was thinking since I can not choose which friends i can invite due to smaller venue i decided that it will be family only except for the bridal party. I was wondering how to let friends know they will not be invited but afterwards I would like to have everyone come out and celebrate in our downtown area… I dont want to offend them to where they feel they were not important enough… do you think they will want to come out?
Post # 3
I think everyone would understand considering the economic climate. I would let them know of your plans early though, so they won’t have any expectations. Just tell him you really just want a “intimate wedding,” and are planning an after-party for your friends.
Post # 4
i would just be honest and tell them that you’re having a small, private wedding with only family, but you would love to have everyone celebrate with you for the after party. i’m having a small wedding, and if your guests are anything like mine, they’ll be happy to get to celebrate at all.
Post # 5
Yeah definitely just let all your friends know that you are having a family only affair and close friends you can probably let them know its a money issue (if you feel comfortable) Weddings are expensive so they will understand! Also, make it clear to them that you plan a celebration for when you guys are back!