- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
So here is my question. In my mind it seems permissable, but my mom thinks this idea is tacky. Opinions please!
So, my fiance and I are getting married 5/24/14 and it is a Destination Wedding. We are getting married in Door County, Wisconsin. It’s at the tip of the “thumb” of Wisconsin. It’s about two hours away from our house. Some of our guests will be traveling from the Milwaukee area (about 4 hours away). We have 41 hotel rooms (entire Inn!) blocked off for our guests.
Is it acceptable to have an All-Day vs. Reception-Only Invite???
Our reception hall for dinner seats 80, yet there are 125 people on our guest list. The hall said we can add another chair to each table, but I feel that would be crampy. Cutting people from the list is an option, but we hope to not do that. It’s not the question of budget, it’s a question of space/not being cramped.
In my wedding program on the computer, I have an “A” list and a “B” list. “A” was for an All-Day Invitation (Ceremony, Dinner, Reception), and “B” was Reception-only. We will have appetizers and wedding cake at the Reception so everyone will still get to eat. I’m wondering if this system is do-able.
We know people are driving from further away, but my fiance says they will just explore the area or relax in the hotel. Perhaps some will drive up later.
So here are my options that I am trying to wrap my head around (advice please?)
Option 1: All-Day vs. Reception-Only Invites
Option 2: Invite everyone to all; have a very cramped dinner (Family-Serving style)
Option 3: Invite the “B” list to the Ceremony and Reception – not dinner?
Thank you 🙂