Both my partner and I are both reserved people and I was happy eloping or having a small wedding. He was too but thought if we are inviting some of his family over from nz, they would want to come to the ceremony as well. If they knew that we were already married they prob wouldnt come.
Has anyone had a small ceremony with say 6-10 people and then have everyone come to our reception afterwards.
I think it would be rude the other way around e.g inviting lots of people to the ceremony but only choosing who we want at the reception.
At this stage we are having our ceremony and reception at the same place with around 40 guests, but the part i'm not looking forward to is the ceremony in front of everyone. I came across a celebrant who looks awesome who does elopement style weddings and it has just got me thinking.
Has anyone just been invited to a reception, knowing the bride and groom got hitched earlier privately?