- 3 years ago
I’m having a pretty smallish wedding (70 or so people) where my fiance and I live in the DC area. The problem is my extended family from back home is huge and used to big celebrations.
Some of the second cousins have already asked my mom about when the wedding is, which made it kind of awkward since I wasn’t planning to invite the second cousins and so on. I like them, but the families are Catholic and HUGE so if I invite one family, then I have to invite them all, then the next thing you know the guest list has doubled.
I would love to celebrate with them, but it’s just not feasible because I really do want a small, relatively intimate wedding.
I thought about perhaps having a second reception/party in my hometown a couple months after the wedding to give everyone a chance to meet my husband, and celebrate a little more casually. It wouldn’t be a reception exactly, just a party – I could invite them all to a local restaurant for a buffet or something.
Thoughts? Is this tacky? I’m not looking for gifts – it’s just a way to include people I couldn’t invite to the wedding. How do I word the invitations?