(Closed) To give the location, or not to give the location…

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6980 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Are you worried about uninvited guests showing up at your reception? Or invited guests skipping the ceremony? 

I don’t think uninvited guests are a big worry— but if for some reason you live in an area where this happens a lot then I guess its not a terrible idea to keep the reception location on the DL.

If you’re just worried about people skipping the ceremony— I think you should probably just suck it up. People will or won’t, but I think you should just enjoy celebrating with them at all. 

Post # 4
7382 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Out of town guests might appreciate knowing the reception location ahead of time to plan their accommodations.  Especially those who get tired quickly and don’t want to have to go too far.


I’ve never noticed a big difference in numbers between the ceremony and reception.  I have missed a ceremony and went to a reception once because I had a funeral to attend.  Someone like me wouldn’t have known where to have shown up for the reception.  Some people may also just be uncomfortable attending a religious ceremony depending on their own beliefs.

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