(Closed) Is it a shower? Is it an Engagement party? Destination Celebration? HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yes, it is in poor taste to invite people to pre-wedding parties without inviting them to the wedding.

I wouldn’t invite people to the wedding and count on them not coming.  People may surprise you.

I think you should have your Nashville wedding and then a post-wedding, hometown “meet the newlyweds” party for extended family that didn’t make the cut for the actual wedding.  People may bring gifts, but a post wedding gathering does not carry with it the expectation of gifts like a pre-wedding gathering does (which will likely be interpreted as a shower regardless of what you call it).

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

All those invited to a hometown reception after a destination wedding must be invited to the actual wedding, unless it is a truly private ceremony (immediate family ONLY).

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