Ok. Getting married in January. Invited all of FI's family EXCEPT those under 21.
Wedding is in St. Louis, MO. Most of his family is outside Minneapolis.
Getting back the RSVPs and we're getting a very small turn-out from his side (despite his side being very large).
This will probably make FI sad.
So I've been tossing around the idea of he and I throwing another reception ourselves up north when it gets warmer. We'd also like to invite children to this one, because it would be more casual and it would be a lot of fun to have the kids there.
So I know the rule is you don't invite some people to certain events but not all of them. Would this rule still apply here? Or could we get by since it's the same adults being invited to each?
Though I guess we'd need to invite EVERYONE to this reception as well, even those not in MN?
Now I'm just answering my own question here... is that just a bad idea? And instead we should throw a separate party, not call it a reception, and just invite who we want to from MN?