- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I’ve searched everywhere for the right ettiqute for this, but I can’t find the answer …
We’re having a small-ish backyard ceremony and reception/BBQ at 2:30 pm on a Sunday. Since 80% of our guests will be traveling and we can’t afford a big sit-down for the rehearsal dinner, we’re having a very small early dinner on Saturday with our parents and siblings, and then a cocktail party afterwards for everyone who’s invited to the wedding.
The wedding is beach-casual and we want a really different feel for the party, so the plan is for it to be just shy of black-tie. I’m trying to figure out how to communicate both events (and the appropriate dress) in our invites. We’re trying to save money so I don’t want to have to put too many pieces of paper in the envelopes.
The whole thing is very non-traditional, so we can have fun with it, but I also don’t want to offend anyone.