| Originally Posted by mauraw |
kind of funny piece of trivia, but in mexico, typically if you are inviting someone to both ceremony and reception, you send party tickets with the invitation. if you are only inviting them to the ceremony, they dont get party tickets, so its pretty clear what you're invited to and how many people can attend! too bad that hasnt caught on in the US!
i say theres nothing wrong with sending out a little boarding pass thingy or something to the people who are invited to the ceremony, and make it clear that youd love to have everyone but the cruise ship has rules about the capacity of the room, etc etc
I've told a few friends if they want to invite family or their friends thats fine with me. They just wouldn't come to the ceremony or dinner afterwards because we want to keep that small, but they can hang out with us any other time. I really think those guests would prefer to use that time to go off & do something fun. I think very few people would rather be at the wedding of a stranger than enjoying their vacation.