So my husband and I were married April 16 and it was extremely small and intimate (just our best friends at the top of a mountain in Alaska). It was absolutely perfect, but we'd like to throw a reception in July to include all of our family members and friends that weren't invited to the ceremony.
I was just curious if anyone on the boards has done something like this and has some advice? I have the theme/venue chosen and guest list written but I'm wondering if there's a polite way to say something along the lines of "Oh hey I'm married! Really sorry we couldn't have you at the wedding but we'd love for you to come celebrate with us!" and to make the guests feel like they're just as much a part of our new life as everyone that was at the ceremony.
Thanks for the help ahead of time!