- 5 years ago
I am hoping that I might be able to collect some opinions and hopefully advice on what to do!
I will give a little bit of background 🙂
We are getting married in August
The ceremony is in my parents back yard (beautiful) at 3:00 in the afternoon and
the reception venue is around a 25-30 minute drive from the ceremony site, the invitations will say dinner and reception to follow at 6:30 in the evening.
We are opening up the ceremony to whom ever wants to come and watch us get married, I will post a ceremony invitation at work incase some close coworkers want to come too, but we are requiring an rsvp for just the ceremony goers as well since we will need enough chairs and after the ceremony we will be serving appetizers and a cocktail hour for everyone who comes to the ceremony.
Our reception venue only holds 150 people and our families take up a large portion of these.
Our venue has informed us every body counts to the 150 incl. infants, DJ, bartenders etc.
We have limited children to just the children involved in the wedding party because if we do not cut somewhere we are not able to have all of our friends come, and it will mean more to them.
My main question is this:
Can we invite some of our social friends to the ceremony at 3 and the dance at 9-9:30?
We figure by then the older family members will start to go home and we will be able to have some more friends join for the celebration, is that rude?
I wanted to invite them to the ceremony if they wanted to come, at least give them that option.. even though we can’t celebrate with them till later in the evening? I just don’t want to offend anyone, or think we are inviting for a gift grab or anything, I could really care less about that part, i just want who wants to be there for the right reasons able to be there!!
thank you so much!!!