(Closed) hours split ceremony and reception

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would include a seperate reception card or use your Rsvp for that.  Something like: _ out of _ will be witnessing the union.  _ out of _ will be celebrating with you later at the Reception.  Wording isn’t great but it’s early.

Post # 4
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t find it rude.  If you’re not concerned with who’s coming to the ceremony, then I don’t think you need to do anything extra.  Invite everyone you want and let them decide.

Post # 5
1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Nah, I don’t think it’s rude. I don’t know where you’re having the wedding, but I know that at least in my area it’s fairly common to have the ceremony and reception in places between 30 minutes and an hour away from each other. They solve this problem the same way you will; by putting a few solid hours between the two.

If people are adamant about witnessing the ceremony, they will suck it up and drive to the beach! If not, everyone will enjoy the reception later. Don’t worry about it, it’s your day.

As for wording, I agree with tksjewelry. I was trying to come up with a less wordy version but nothing is coming to me at the moment. I’ll try to get back to you on that.

Post # 7
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do what makes you happy, really! I would have loved to have our wedding an hour away (common in my area) at the beach and then come back to the city for our reception, but Future In-Laws were saying that many wouldn’t make it/choose not to come then. I am fine with our new location choice, but really, I’d be even more excited to do our beach wedding (not now with our date and all, but still). Do what makes you happy, the people who want to and are able to make the trip will. 

Post # 9
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What would be rude is inviting people to the ceremony only (they bring gifts and you don’t feed them).  Reception only is totally fine.  It’ll also be nice to have a more intimate ceremony, since probably only your close friends and family will come out.  I think it sounds great!

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