- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
We are having a small destination wedding for close family & friends. We are then planning on having a very casual at-home-reception once we’re back home.
The probably is that ‘home’ is his hometown, not mine. My hometown is about four hours away. We are not planning on having anything in my hometown as there really aren’t a whole lot of people there that I know anymore. Fiance also has a ton of family that live across the country.
Like I said, we’re hosting a very casual party once we’re home. Think renting a hall on a Saturday afternoon, my family & I will make food, we’ll show the wedding slideshow, a little background music, maybe. It will be very informal and maybe even a drop-in type function.
Should we be inviting the people from my hometown? What about his extended family who are across the country? It seems unrealistic to expect people to travel to such an informal event, but I don’t want to exclude them. I feel like I almost need to ‘warn’ them that this is not a true ‘reception’.
How did you handle out-of-towners at your at-home-reception?