(Closed) Inviting guests to Reception but not Ceremony – Thoughts?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

In your case, reception only invites are just fine.   Have you thought about redoing the the vows infront of everyone so that all get a chance to see them?  Might be an option for you.

Darling Husband and I did something similar, we got married at a friends house the year before we had a “wedding”  we simply had a friend do the ceremony and it was really perfect.

Post # 4
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are having a cermony for Close friends and family and then (hopefully) showing the wedding video at our reception where everyone else will be invited.  I think it depends on whether your friends are easily offended or not.  In our case our friends are just excited to share a part of our day with us, so they won’t whine about not being invited to the ceremony.



Post # 5
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Budget allowing, we will do a second wedding in the United States which is on a much smaller scale than what we’ll be doing this May in France. From the looks of it none of my extended family will be able to make their way to my wedding, but I’d still like to include them. I think people should understand that, and it’s not that uncommon to have a reception after the fact if a significant number of people can’t make it to the first wedding. 

Post # 7
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are doing this ceremony of 35-50 and recept of about 150 hopefully less and alot of people seem happy free booze dinner dancing

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