- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
My fiance is from the east coast and I’m from the west. Because not all of his family will be able to travel for the wedding (in the west), we’re having a second "reception" (before the wedding) where he is from.
Now, because our reception site in the west is small, we’re also limited in how many people we can invite. Thus, his extended family will be getting invitations to the east coast event and not the west coast event.
The complications arise when we start talking invitations and wording. We’ve been talking about this for a month now, and I’m still not sure we’re not going to have a lot of confused people. We want people (who are only invited to the east coast event) to know generally when and where we’re getting married and then invite them to the eastern event, but not have them expecting an invitation to the wedding. We want to say, "hey, we’re getting married soon. we want you to celebrate with us. come to this party." We want to be general enough so they don’t think an invitation to the wedding will be forthcoming. Does this make sense? Do you think they will understand our intent?
But then it has been suggested that we send out announcements to everyone who gets this east coast invite after we’re married to say, "hey, we got married." I feel like it’s a little unnecessary and a bit awkward. Is it?