Post # 1
My father is a pastor of our church and they are wanting to invite all 80 members- that doesn’t include my fiance’s list of 78 people or my families list….SO thats about 200-250 people almost. IS there a way to properly invite the church to the ceremony, but not the reception? Here’s the catch- there are some people in the church I am close to…so- some folks from the church would be invited to the reception and some wouldn’t. How or is it possible to do this without hurting peoples feelings or soundeding witchy?
Post # 3
This is hard. It’s likely that the members who aren’t invited to the reception will be hurt. And really, if they’re coming to your ceremony, they should get to celebrate with you at the reception.
Is it possible to have an entirely separate reception (on a different day, different time) for the members of the church?
Post # 4
Techincally all wedding ceremonies are open to the public (my Father-In-Law is a pastor as well).
I would just send invites to the people you want at the ceremony and reception and then maybe put in the news bulletin or something (or get your dad/pastor) to announce that the congregation is more then welcome to come to the wedding ceremony for you guys.