Is it ok to invite BM dates to the reception and not the ceremony??

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
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  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @arielle040690:  Although it is considered to be permissable to invite guests to the reception who are not invited to a smaller, more private ceremony, I would not suggest splitting up couples who may need to rely upon sharing transportation that day.  If you have room for 50 guests at your small ceremony, you likely should have no problem accommodating 52, particularly because some of those 50 will not be occupying seats, but, rather will be standing with you and your FH as members of your bridal party.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    @arielle040690:  Nope…Basically, this is how it reads

    ‘Come celebrate the most important moment thus far in our relationship and witness us exchanging vows!  Oh, and your significant other can wait outside because I don’t have space to recognize your relationship with him’

     

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Talk to your friends and explain the issue.  I could see these dates being more than happy to skip a ceremony and watch football until it’s party time,  especially if they don’t know you well and will be sitting alone. I would happily tell my fiance he can stay home or drop him at a sports bar in town for the afternoon. He wouldn’t want to sit and watch pictures in between anyway. 

    There could be logistical issues and if that is the case then you probably should invite them. Id be surprise I’d any male got upset. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    You’ll probably get confusing poll responses because the title of the thread, the OP, and the poll’s question ask different questions- 

    – is it okay to invite bridesmaids’ dates to the reception and not to the ceremony?

    – is it rude?

    – is it okay?

    Post # 10
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    6270 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Shkragoldfish:  +1, i voted wrong.  i answered the question of the post, not the question of the poll.

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