My fiancé and I are considering a courthouse or a private ceremony, a quick vow exchange and rings then snap a few photos. Then having an open reception with buffet dinner for everyone else. From what I have been hearing and reading private ceremonies its hard to know what the proper etiquette is.
My fiancé and I orginall planned to elope out with just the two of us, however our plans changed to having a initiate ceremony. We were planning on having parents, grandparents, and wedding party (which my sister is my MOH and my cousin is a Bridesmaid). Now I didn't know if wedding party is the proper etiquette or not at a private ceremony.
We are absolutely prepared to have some upset and disappointed friends and family members about not attending the ceremony.