Post # 1
Has anyone ever done this?
There are many people I’d like to invite to watch the ceremony but I’d like the reception to be much more intimate and consist of very close family and friends.
For example, inviting 200 people to the ceremony and 50 to a reception, etc.
My love is on board. Is this something any of you have ever done or heard of?
Post # 2
This is incredibly rude. The purpose of a reception is to be a thank-you to your guests for attending the ceremony. You have to at least provide something for those who attend, even if it’s a simple cake and punch reception (not over a mealtime, though).
Post # 3
No, that’s being a shitty host. The reception is to thank people for witnessing the ceremony.
Post # 4
semperfi : “My love is on board.”
Unboard both your love and yourself from this idea. ASAP.
Post # 5
No. If you want an intimate reception, have an intimate ceremony.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains
It’s rude to invite guests to the nuptuals and then boot them for the reception. Host a wedding you can afford.
Post # 7
I was worried this is a bit rude but I want the reception to be a party with our close friends and his family. Paying for all the aunts, and uncles and random cousins we never talk to to attend feels like it will take away from what it could be if it was just our friends.
My bestie suggested we have a destination wedding for the reception and I am considering doing that instead but I know some people wouldn’t be able to afford to attend.