Post # 1
I’ve noticed, more so lately than ever, that there are more people at the reception than the ceremony.
I’m very tempted to leave out the reception card and just put “Dinner and Dancing” on the bottom of my invitiation and then give people the reception location at the ceremony. (I’m thinking a sweet card with directions from the church)
Is this wrong? I doubt we will have the problem with people not coming to the reception as most people will be making a pretty long drive to get there but I really feel like if you’re important enough to be at my reception, I should be important enough for you to sit through a ceremony for.
That probably all came out wrong. What do you think? Am I just being a brat?
Post # 3
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
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.