- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
Our wedding is on a Friday evening in our hometown and we are hosting a desserts reception. Our ceremony is beginning at 7:30 and the reception will follow and end at 12:00. We would like to host a brunch the following morning for all of our family, out of town guests, and bridal party. This makes up about 2/3 of our guest list.
We are planning to host the brunch at a restaurant (in a private room) that is located directly across the street from the hotel where most of our OOT guests will most likely be staying (it is also right next to the reception location). We would like to have a fairly accurate head count for those attending since we will have to have a head count in advance and we will be charged per person.
My question is, how would you invite people to this brunch? I was thinking of adding a card in our inviations and putting an extra line on the reception RSVP card for the brunch. I prefer this method to sending out seperate invites because I want people to have the option of only coming to the brunch if they are not able to attend the Friday wedding. My only concern is that one of the invited guests might say something to a non-invited guest if they thought all of the wedding invitations must have been the same and everyone was invited to the brunch.
We can’t invite everyone because the room isn’t that big. And it would be too expensive. AND I feel that people like friends of our parents who live in-town wono’t want to feel obligated to give up another chunk of their weekend to our wedding events.
So, include info in invite, send a seperate invitation, or invite people by word of mouth?