My fiancée & I will be married on July 19th in a private ceremony (just the two of us) in Gatlingburg. (10 hrs from home) We're having the party/reception/celebration on October 6th. I need help figuring out how to let people know we will be married in July (I think people would be upset if they found out after the fact) and when should I send invites for the party in October. I do not want any of the traditional wedding stuff with the exception of the cake and the dress. We will have pictures of the wedding for everyone to see. How do I word invitations? Do I send out all the information on one thing? Can I send it before we get married? When should I send these invites out?