Post # 1
My Fiance and I had to change venues and now we dont have as much space as we did before, so now we are considering doing a small intimate ceremony and a big reception. The issue that I am having is, how do I pick who can come to what? This is my first wedding (his second) and both of my parents are deceased, so many of my parents close friends will want to be there for the ceremony. Now he is understandable and has no problem allowing my full list and just minimizing his but I feel so bad because his family is so excited and I know they want to be there also.
My question is would you be offended if you were only invited to a reception and not the ceremony?
Post # 3
There have been a lot of threads on this, you should do a search.
But, no, I wouldn’t be, and I did have a wedding just like yours. No one really seemed offended, but people who weren’t invited to the ceremony showed up anyways, so we didn’t have enough seating and it was a mess. So keep that in mind.
Post # 4
My fiancé and I are doing the same thing. We decided on immediate family, godparents, and a few very close friends. So far everyone we have talked to has been very understandstanding. I think as long as you are upfront with people, I don’t see why people would be upset or offended. Good luck!
Post # 5
Yeah thats the main issue that we are trying to avoid, especially considereing that the reception and wedding is being held at the same place.
Thanks I will do a lot of research..