(Closed) Church wedding, church people, and our reception… please help

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

have only the first reception on the main wedding invites for all to come. and inside the families/close friends envelopes put a seperate invite that talks specificaly bout the sit down dinner…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Put up a cute ‘Private Event’ sign right in front of the door.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with asianyoushi above.  Put separate invites for the dinner/reception in the envelopes of those close family & friends you wish to attend.  It’s lovely that so many people want to be a part of your special day.  However, people also need to realize that it’s EXPENSIVE to feed 200+ people!!

Here’s to a beautiful & memorable wedding day! Laughing

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Shaundanae:  The “issue” you risk running into is people talking to each other and finding out about the separate invitations. I’m a Christian too so we both know church folk LOL!!! Would it be reasonable to host a sit down dinner for the wedding at a later date? Or perhaps have a wedding brunch the next day for the dinner guests?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

This has been done at my church- the “invitation” to the congregation was put in the newsletter and mentions the reception immediately to follow.

How many people from the church will be invited out of the 80 to the later dinner? Would they know not to spread the news about the dinner- how will they know what time the dinner is?

I know you’ve said there aren’t options to host the dinner elsewhere, however that really is the best way to avoid any issues. A restaurant, someone’s property…

 

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