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Wedding Etiquette: Guests

Nicolette, on August 11, 2020 at 14:04 Posted in Wedding reception 0 5
We are getting married in September and are having a bbq after. The plan is to have the reception next year. The bbq would be for the bridal team and family. Will the other guests feel bad about it?

Reasons for this : COVID and also budget.
I feel like although we can make the bbq for 50 ppl work financially, I would like to start off our life together with the money. We are funding this whole wedding ourselves and I’m really feeling the financial pressure.
Also I am feeling really anxious about so many people at the bbq because wolf the pandemic.
Wedding ceremony (50 ppl)Bbq (30 ppl)


Latest activity by Amelia, on August 13, 2020 at 16:17
  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    I think as long as you make it wedding party and immediate family only that should be fine. It only gets confusing for guests if a few people are invited and others aren't so sticking with those involved is the best way to do this.

    We did this with our ceremony. I wasn't going to have bridesmaids but to get around hurting the feelings of some friends we made our closest friends our wedding party so when people ask we can say "just family and the wedding party" are coming this year.
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  • Megan
    Frequent user April 2021 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    Don't feel bad. I really think people would be understanding. I would just be clear in your communication that the reception will be next year, maybe offer a zoom option to watch from home, or a socially distanced receiving line before the BBQ begins for those guests who aren't family or bridal party.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    I think people should understand. It is a difficult time for everyone, and there are still quite a few people who are still not comfortable being around others.

    People need to think of the couple getting married and not themselves.

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  • Nicolette
    Newbie September 2020 Manitoba
    Nicolette ·
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    Thanks for this! I appreciate it!
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    I think your guests will understand, especially considering how you'll have a future celebration that will include them. In these crazy times, if people are still fussing over their entitled participation in other people's weddings, they need to get their priorities straight.

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