(Closed) Destination wedding with at home reception/party

posted 4 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
12003 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureFong:  really, a shower is a party someone else throws in your honour.  If someone wants to do that for you I see no problem with it.  If you’re uncomfortable, you can politely decline.

I think I’d only send Save-The-Date Cards to the people invited to the Destination Wedding – unless you’re inviting everyone and then hosting another party when you get back for those who couldn’t make the trip.  I have friends who had wedding #1 in Canada and wedding #2 in China – everyone was invited to both but the couple knew full well that very few people would be able to go to both.

Post # 5
684 posts
Busy bee


@FutureFong:  we are doing a very similar thing. we will be getting married in key west, going on a cruise and come home to our at home,very casual summer bbq reception. we will only be having very close family at the actual wedding in kw, but will have pictures at the reception.

right after i told all my work girls that i was getting married they tol me they were so excited to throw me a shower.lol. so im not stopping them. it wont be for a while since our wedding inst till may 2015. but i think if they want to then its ok! everyone just wants to celebrate.

for the invitations, we will just be sending out a simple 1 page invitation to the reception. since we want it to be casual and we dont want to spend too much $$ we arent adding the save the dates/rsvps/other things that would be included in a formal invite.

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