(Closed) Inviting friends only to 2nd reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You will get a lot of different responses on this, because in many cultures (like the US) having a “tiered” reception is a big no-no.  In Canada, though (where your profile sets your wedding location) it is a lot more acceptable, as it is in the UK and other parts of the Commonwealth or former Commonwealth countries.

I would create two sets of invites: one for folks who are invited to both ceremony/brunch and one for folks only invited to the evening reception. It is incredibly thoughtless to let people know there is “more” to the event that they are not being invited to. For your evening-only folks, if you announce it as a “reception in honor of the marriage of TattooedChick23 and MrTattooedChick23” then most folks will be able to tell that it’s a reception and no ceremony, and that should be just fine. Just be very careful with the guest list to send the right invites to the right folks!

Post # 6
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Why not just invite everyone to the whole thing?  If your friends can’t come to the morning portion, as you suspect, then they’ll decline that part anyway.  It’s rude to invite some people to part and not the whole thing.  What if some guests start talking about the brunch and other guests are like “uhhhh, what brunch?”

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