- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
My Fiance is from Greece, and his immediate family still lives there, but some cousins/uncles live in the States where we reside now. We are planning on having a religious ceremony and reception in Greece, but need to have a civil ceremony in the States too, because my dad is too sick to travel to Greece (and his parents are too sick to travel to the States). I want to send out Save-The-Date Cards soon, but I am confused on how to proceed. I know that his family that lives in Greece will only be attending the wedding in Greece, so I will not be sending invitations to those guests (they have a tradition of inviting guests in person anyways).
The problem is in how to proceed with the US guests. I know some of them would consider going to Greece for the wedding because they would either a) like to see their relatives again (his relatives) or b) are curious to take a vacation there anyways (some of my relatives). Do I include an invitation to BOTH weddings on my STD and Invitation to all the people here in the States? Or do I just invite them to the American wedding officially, and let them know individually or on our wedding website that if they would like to attend that wedding they are welcome to join? Or, do I just send out two sets of STD and Invites (wow, added expense!) I was going to have RSVPs on our wedding website, but I feel it would be confusing if they were invited to both weddings.
I am not sure on what to put for the STD—-save the date for the American wedding AND the Greek wedding (incase they want to save up and fly there too)?
For the invites, I was thinking of stating the specifics of our american wedding, and then adding a line about a second ceremony/reception in Greece at a later date. Then I was going to include a note card about our wedding website where they can RSVP and find out more information about both of our weddings. Is that at least somewhat proper?