(Closed) Ceremony Friday, Reception Saturday?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
  • poll: If I received a reception invite ONLY, I would:

    Not feel offended.

    Feel offended.


  • Post # 17
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are having a very small ceremony on a Friday afternoon, just immediate family and grandparents about 20 people total (no friends). The reception will be the same day just later in the day.

    When I told people most of my friends were supportive saying that they would be thrilled to come to the reception. I had one friend that was really upset and offended, she has since gotten over it and is fine.

    I think it’s really important to keep the guest list small too. I would be offended to be invited to the only the reception if I found out that a lot of people were attending the ceremony and I was one of a few that was not going to it.

    Post # 18
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m so happy to see this post! We are having a small ceremony, just a small family affair on the friday. Then dinner, and Saturday will be our reception.

    Post # 19
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think it’s totally fine. Where I grew up (midwest), it’s completely normal for guests not to attend a ceremony, but to come later on just for the reception.

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