(Closed) Is it okay not to have reception?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
165 posts
Blushing bee

Who are you planning on having in attendence?  His family?

I think that if you are going to invite people to a ceremony then you must have some form of reception or as you mentioned, luncheon/dinner.  As for cost, if your family isn’t attending, would you and your fiance pay the cost?  I guess that really depends on your and the families finances which only you know.

Post # 4
3674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it would be nice to just go to a restaurant, especially if it’s a small wedding. No need to have a Maid/Matron of Honor, you can just say you want it to be family only. As for price, I think that’s different for everybody now a days. It just depends if his family wants to help pay, if not, you’ll be stuck with the cost. If your family won’t be there and it’s going to be small, maybe you and your fi will be able to pay for it.

Post # 5
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

just go to a nice restaurant after the ceremony. keep it very small, like family and very close friends only.

you can invite a couple of your friends, but you don’t have to “fly them in.” your parents wouldn’t even travel?

Post # 6
3974 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think it is a bit awkward to have nothing after a wedding ceremony. You could do a very low-key and small dinner at a nice restaurant just to celebrate a little. 🙂

Nowadays the bride and the bride’s family is not expected to pay for all of a wedding. Mostly it’s split up between both bride and groom and their families these days.

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