Post # 1
So we are having a small dw in Vegas in June. Our mothers are throwing us a casual backyard home reception one week later in our hometown. I can invite as many people as I want to it, but for our dw we could not due to budget and venue size.
Is it ok to invite people to the home reception who were not invited to the actual Vegas wedding? I don’t want to offend anyone.
Post # 3
I would think you could invite people who weren’t invited to the Destination Wedding. When we were talking Destination Wedding, that was our plan. We were only going to invite the Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, parents, sibs, a he’s really close to a couple of his cousins. Then when we got back, invite everyone to a reception, even people who wouldn’t have been invited to a wedding in the hometown. We felt like we could’ve done this because it was going to be very casual and I know that the people who wouldn’t have gotten an invite to the wedding would still appreciate celebrating with us. But that’s not the route we went, so I can’t really give you advice on how it turned out…
But it sounds like your reception is very much a casual affair and I don’t see any harm in inviting everyone! I feel like people get sensitive about this stuff when they feel like they HAVE to bring a gift. So if you’re really worried about offending someone by inviting them to the reception but not the ceremony, just make sure to spread by word-of-mouth that it’s a no-gifts come celebrate with us event.
I personally think it’s a great idea and I’m sure you’ll have a great time no matter who you decide to invite!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I think that is definitely fine to invite people to the reception that weren’t invited to the dw – in my opinion, that’s kind of the point! you can read Miss Nachos’ posts for more on this, because I think that is what she is doing and it seems fine to me!
Post # 5
I think that’s the point of having the home reception! By all means, tell people you had a small one, and this is so they can celebrate with you!