My fiance and I are toying with the idea of having a private ceremony with just our immediate family (parents, siblings, and children) since this will be wedding #2 for us both and although we are madly in love, we feel like we'd rather celebrate with our friends and extended families at a reception. Plus, as much as we love everyone, we know they love to party and we'd rather spend the money on the venue and the food and drinks and music to let everyone enjoy themselves. Our thought was film the ceremony and then play it back at the reception. However, does that mean we shouldn't register since we aren't inviting people to the ceremony?
PS: If it matters any, my first wedding was tiny and 99% of the guests at this one didn't get to come to it - I want to make sure you all know I'm not attempting a double-dip.