- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014
My mother is throwing an engagement party for FI and I in May. We are having a samll-ish wedding (70 guests) which will be mostly family and a few friends. I know that ettiquette says we should only invite people to the engagement party who are also invited to the wedding. We have many friends that we are not inviting to the wedding due to budget issues who we would really like to invite to the engagement party since it is going to be a low-key event. We have also had many of our friends tell us that they do not care if they are not invited to the wedding, they would just like to have fun with us at the engagement party.
What do we do? I was thinking of sending formal invitations for the engagement party to guests who we are inviting to the wedding, and for everyone else just posting a FB event invite and writing somewhere on that page that we are having a small wedding and want to take this opportunity to celebrate with everyone who may or may not be at the wedding. Thoughts? We really want to have everyone there, but we don’t obviously want to offend anyone either.