- c and j
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I have a big dilemma. I’m holding my reception and ceremony in the same place (in my father-in-law-to-be’s backyard). I really love to invite to my ceremony many people from the church I grew up in. And they are people that I was super close to while growing up. However, it’s been a few years since I’ve gone to church and I’ve kinda grew apart from them. And I can’t accomodate all in my reception, only the minority of them.
Is there any way of inviting them to the ceremony only, and politely turn them away either beforehand or on the day of from the reception? (Even though they’ll see the reception being set up right where the ceremony is..)
What’s more complicated is that many of them will come as families, of which I’ve only plan to invite to the reception their daughters or sons that I was close to.. again due to limited seats and budget of the reception.
Is it better to not invite them if I only want then in my ceremony and not reception?