(Closed) Freaking out

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

You should only invite as many people as can sit.  

Do you really need to invite the people you were friends with in high school you haven’t seen in years?  Etc.  Winnow the ones you don’t need to invite out.  Don’t create a nightmare for yourselves!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would start looking for a new ceremony venue. I think inviting people to the reception only is very rude.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know that inviting people to the reception only would be rude, but I wouldn’t think that would be the best option. I like the idea of having a sign letting them know they can go upstairs for a cocktail. The only other thing I can think of is to be really strict with the guest list.. For me, I am only inviting mostly family and a few close friends. It’s hard to shave the guest list down, but that might need to be an option if you want all of them to be able to attend the ceremony.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should either cut the guest list or find another ceremony location.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If this was my friend getting married, i honestly wouldn’t mind standing for 20-30 minutes for the ceremony so grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. could have seats.  Do you have standing room?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@jolamy1:  Maybe it’s different in the UK but it’s normal here to have evening only invitations. People know how much weddings are!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would start looking for another ceremony space. While in other places like in the uk this is common, it isn’t in America and I can see people getting majorly offended. While some won’t care and would be happy to attend only the reception.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t mean switching the venue, just finding another spot for a ceremony

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jolamy1:  Don’t invite anyone you don’t see every week, unless they’re family.  Easy.  You can’t possibly have 140 CLOSE friends and family members, unless you have like fifty cousins or something.  You need to narrow it down.  

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jolamy1:  If I got to a wedding and found out I had to watch a “live feed” upstairs I would be really annoyed. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No you must send invites to everyone who got a STD and no I don’t think you can invite people to either only the ceremony or either the reception.  I’d be very offended personally.  You should only have invited the number of people you could sit.  I think you need to have the ceremony and reception in the same room – it’s not the end of the world, I’ve been to plenty of weddings that did this and the room was set up by venue staff during the cocktail hour. 

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