(Closed) Ceremony Optional?

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you attend a reception if you weren't at the ceremony?

    No, that would be very uncomfortable.

    Maybe, it depends on what others I knew were doing.

    Yes, although I would feel kinda left out.

    Yes, I wouldn't mind missing the ceremony and would still like to see the bride and groom.

  • Post # 3
    3674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    in this case, you’re giving them the option, it’s not like you’re saying you’re not allowed to come to the ceremony, so i don’t think there’s a reason for anyone to be offended.

    Post # 4
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I don’t understand what you mean by “optional”.  It already is optional- nobody HAS to attend (other than the bride and groom!)  I’d just invite everyone to both things and let them make their own choices.

    Post # 6
    1172 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve missed ceremonies when I have to work (like on a Friday evening) and then met up at the reception.

    If people have questions about the ease of access to the ceremony spot, they’ll likely ask you first. If you have a wedding website, this is a great place to say “we know we aren’t having our ceremony at a conventional location. If you don’t think you can make it up the mountain, please know you are still welcome at the reception.”

    If you don’t have a wedding website, I’d suggest getting a simple one thrown together for this reason.

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