(Closed) Holding A Brunch At The Lake Before The Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think that is a nice idea!  I’ll be honest, the whole “invite to the ceremony but not reception” seems weird to me, but I am having a secular ceremony so, to me, the reception is just as important as the ceremony.  But, you seem to be very involved with your church, so I am guessing the ceremony is a much bigger deal for you.  I think having a “pre” brunch is a great way to let your “B-Listers” share in your union.  But, I would put a “no gifts” sentence on the brunch invites (something like “Your presence is out present!”) so it does not seem like you are just trying to get more gifts from people.

Post # 4
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hmmmm…I feel a little iffy on this, but it’s my opinion that anyone who is invited to the ceremony should also be invited to the reception. However, that’s just my opinion. You might want to consider doing something after the wedding, despite the cooler wedding. You might not be able to do a brunch on the lake, but you don’t have to do that do you? Most people will probably be okay with a  brunch, but it will inevitably make some people feel like B or C-listers and that’s not what you want. It will also be a bit inconvenient for people to take time for a “reception on one day” and ceremony on another.

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