(Closed) Cutting back on reception plans?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
32 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think you can uninvite anyone.  Just don’t make any additional invites that you don’t have to.


If you hint to someone that they can come and then don’t invite them I wouldn’t ever think things would be good in that relationship

Post # 4
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would go w/ your small initimate wedding and then have a BBQ for all those you couldn’t invite. 

As long as you haven’t sent out invites, there shouldn’t be any issues.  Yes, ppl may be disappointed but w/ the economy, its understandable.

Post # 7
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I totally understand what you’re going through! My fiance and I hardly have a budget and we’re trying to finish up our degrees as well. At this point, I don’t even want to think of reception right now. The ceremony is enough for now. I’ve heard people have a small dessert reception with fun games, conversation, music, etc.

Maybe that might help? All you need is your closest family/friends there. You can always have a breakfast brunch the next day, or some kind of dinner reception weekend after? My family is kind of strange–we hardly see each other (maybe once a year if I am lucky) and same with the fiance’s family. There is probably only a total of about 15-25 people that we really want to be there because we see them often or on a daily basis. 

Best wishes, I hate the pressure I put on myself sometimes. It will be fine whatever you both choose to do, don’t worry fellow Bee! 🙂

Post # 8
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Im kind of in a similar situation. I asked many people for their addresses for the wedding. Our list was at about 300. Then we switched venues. Our new venue can really only accomodate 200 but we love it. its very us, we love the coordinators and especially the culinary team (we’re into molecular gastronomy and want to do some very unusual and innovative things with food – the chef here specializes in molecular gastronomy so its perfect) and we won’t switch to a different venue. So now I have to figure out how to tell a lot of people that they’re not invited. Do I just not say anything at all? Should I just be honest and say that we switched venues and our venue couldn’t accomodate everyone? Im a little stressed about it and now wish I hadn’t asked everyone so early on (but I also didn’t anticipate switching to this particular venue…it was a very unexpected decision).

Post # 9
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@RhubarbPie: Did you tell people specifically that the addresses were for the wedding? If so, you’re definitely going to have to have a heart to heart with those individuals. I think a lot of people would assume that asking for an address for a wedding was essentially a wedding invite.

Post # 10
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MidwestBride2012: yea, when I asked for addresses it was clear that it was SPECIFICALLY for the wedding. It definitely was kind of like a ‘pre-invite’. When I asked, we had anticipated a venue that could accomodate 500 people if we had wanted. So stressed about this 🙁 Definitely should’ve waited to ask everyone but like I said, it had never entered my mind that we would switch venues. And actually, at the time when I asked people, for various reasons, I was vehemently against getting married at our current venue (long story…not worth going into). But then I went to look at it and met with the event team there and just knew it was for us. ugh…

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