Post # 1
Hi! I’ve been a long time lurker around here, and now am faced with a dilemma….
My fiance and I are planning to have our civil wedding in Vegas this September, and have the religious ceremony next year, at my home country.
My question is this:
1. How do I word the invitation to say that we are just having a small wedding, and that there will be another one next year?
2. Do I also give them Save the Date cards? The guests for the Vegas wedding will be just close friends…
3. Will it be ok to not invite all the members of my wedding party to the Vegas wedding?
Thanks in advance, and any replies will be much appreciated.
Post # 3
I think that you don’t send out anything to the guests of the hometown religious ceremony until after the small Vegas ceremony. After you’re officially married in Vegas, send some kind of wedding announcement to those other individuals on which you can also include some kind of Save the Date for the hometown ceremony.
I also think it is a little strange to not invite the whole wedding party to Vegas if you say that the Vegas ceremony is just for “close friends”. Are the members of your wedding party not close enough to you to be considered “close friends”?
Post # 5
Thanks for your response. The reason I’m not inviting all the members of the wedding party is because I really just want a small wedding that is just 10 people or less. Inviting them would make it close to 20.
Also, do you have any suggestion/ideas about how to word the invitation for the Vegas wedding? Do I even need to mention that we’ll be having a bigger one next year?
Thanks again for your advice…