We are being invited to a wedding and reception (I think) late spring/early summer. The bride has had posts all over social media asking for addresses, posting save the dates, reminding people to RSVP and talking about the event. People have responded asking about the event. She has said that they can't afford to invite everyone to the reception but all are invited to the ceremony. There will be a cash bar at the reception. The event is local for us. I don't think our adult children will be able to attend as they are all out of town (DD will not be able to travel at that point being too close to her due date). The groom and his parents are very close family friends. My question - could we reasonably just go to the ceremony? His brother's reception a couple of years ago was a sh*t show. I don't know yet if the ceremony and reception are in the same location. We have received the STD but not the invitation (too early for that). I want to support the marriage but don't care to attend a reception that I have to pay for and not enjoy.