Recently a BM told me that we should/could host a Stag and Doe a month or so prior to the ceremony/reception and invite EVERYONE that we couldnt afford to invite to the reception.
Since budgeting more, we were able to cut our wedding list in half - so we would be inviting the people we decided we couldn't afford at the actual reception, and then some.
Could you please comment as to the do's and dont's with this type of pre-celebration - as well as - is it possible to invite people to the CEREMONY only and only Family and very close friends to the reception???? It's really just how you word it on the invitations, right? What am I missing?