(Closed) Rude Reception???

posted 10 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee

i think it’s perfectly fine. if you want a small intimate ceremony, you should have one! i would love doing that since i KNOW for sure that like 60% of my guests will be late.. i had no choice but to lie about the ceremony time. i’m gonna say that it’s 30min earlier than it really is to avoid people missing the whole thing!

Post # 4
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think the outcry earlier was because the bride wanted to invite some guests to the entire reception including dinner and others only to the dancing later in the evening. Your situation is a bit different.

Post # 5
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I agree your idea sounds fabulous.

There are a couple differences between your idea and the other post. 

1. The other poster was going to have the ceremony and dinner with guest list A – then invite others for the dancing only as guest list B. 

2.  Guest list B I think was a small number compared to A, so very obviously the B list.

I think an intimate family ceremony on the beach will be fabulous.  And your 200+ friends will enjoy celebrating the night with you and toasting to your marriage!

(You might have a couple people ask you questions – just cause it’s a different idea – but I don’t think explaining the initmate family ceremony will offend anyone!)

Post # 7
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

Deer —

We’re doing ours exactly as you’re envisioning yours — non-religious ceremony with about 20 guests at our house, followed by a reception for 80 at a restaurant.

Of course I had to send two sets of invitations.  The wording for the reception-only one was:

So-and-So and So-and-So will be married in a private ceremony on Saturday, August 8, 2008.  Please join the newlyweds that night for dinner, drinks, and dancing.  Seven in the evening, Room, Restaurant, Address.

edit:  Yeah, having trouble with the line spacing, but you get the gist.

Post # 8
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Wouldn’t worry about the having the brother on your side, everyone will think it is cute.  Only the old ladies of the family will gossip about it later behind your back, and they don’t matter.

Post # 9
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 10 years ago

Your situation is VERY different. You’re inviting everyone to dinner and dance…go for it!

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