I live in SLC. I plan to have my ceremony at an outdoor amphitheater 1.5 hours away near Hanna, UT, and my reception will be held a few hours later in Park City. I will have around 400-500 reception guests, so I was planning on only inviting about 100-150 of those guests to the ceremony (just our closest friends and family). The amphitheater only accommodates about 100-150 people, and I assumed that less-than-close friends and family wouldn't mind missing out on the 1.5 hour drive. However, some people on an etiquette message board expressed that they thought it extremely rude and hurtful to only invite "A-list" guests to the ceremony. They suggested that I hold my ceremony at a venue big enough for everyone to attend. I never thought of it that way, and most of the people I know have had small ceremonies and large receptions. Maybe it will help to get some local perspective?? What do you all think?