Wednesday, June 16, 2010

{wedding wednesday} Advice needed

This week for {wedding wednesday}, I need advice. Since we are hoping to keep the guest list under 150 people, that means that we had to cut a lot of people that we would have liked to invite. It's really hard to invite this person and then cut that person, if that makes sense.

That being said, we are planning on inviting about 20 people to join us for drinks and dancing after the dinner part is done. Do you think people will be offended if they receive an invitation for only drinks and dancing? The people that we are inviting for drinks and dancing are friends of friends that we know, but don't hang out with on a regular basis. We are planning to make an invitation for those people similar in style to our save the dates.

Having explained that we are doing an invitation and that the people we are inviting are not close family or really close friends, do you think it's okay to invite people for only drinks and dancing? If you were one of the invited ones, would you be offended or would you come and enjoy the night with us?


  1. I think that with the price that weddings are now-a-days people will be understanding. Especially since these are friends of friends who likely wouldn't have even expected to be invited if they heard you were trying to have a small wedding.

    And, you know what, if you offend 1 or 2 people out of 20? Who cares! Their problem NOT yours.

    So yes, I think inviting people to just drinks and dancing is fine :)

  2. I think it's fine. People understand that space/money is limited and big weddings aren't as easy to do anymore.

    and if you do offend them, it's not a close friends so I wouldn't worry about it! The guest list thing is so darn touchy!

  3. My friend had a small wedding reception this past weekend. There were 30 for dinner and another 30 or so invited for the cake cutting and dance. No one was offended and I would say 95% of them showed up. Do what you want because in 15 years you probably won't be in touch with those "extras" anyway...have a wonderful wedding!!



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