Engagement party guest list help
Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:58 PM
I've always thought only people who are coming to the wedding were invited to the engagement party. But our families say we should have a large 'anyone can come' engagement party because we are only having a small 50 person wedding.
What's your thoughts on this?
I like the idea of celebrating with the extended family and friends who we can't afford to have at the wedding, but I don't want to hurt feelings when they aren't invited to the 'main wedding event'.
Our thought was to make it clear on the invites to the e-party that "we aren't sure how big our wedding will be but we want you to be there to celebrate with us at a casual get together..." eh try to get that in a neat sentence!
Any help on this one will be great!
Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:14 PM
a text message was sent out saying "because we are getting married interstate we will be having a low key, small wedding, however we would still like to share this special occasion with you so please keep this date free as invitations will be coming shortly for our engagement party, which we hope you will be able to attend" or something like that.
I thought its a really good idea!
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:07 PM
How strong is your family grapevine? Could you avoid putting any wording on the invitation but spread the word around enough about it being a big party because you'll be having a small wedding? This would work in my family of gossipers , but might not work in some others.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:17 PM
Will you allow them to come to teh church, you could throw in that you are having a small rceltipon but they are all welcome to share ceremony
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