So we had it all budgeted out for a Sunday wedding, middle of the day, with a little bit of food (Cakes, crackers, cheeses and fruits) with drinks (water, coffee, tea, punch, soda, beer and wine). FYI my parents are paying for a good portion of the wedding.
Over Thanksgiving my mother and Aunt bring up what are people going to do for dinner? My reply is they find their own food since it is after the reception. They ask what will they do for food. I tell them they can go out to eat someplace. This is not going over well. They think we should invite people someplace to eat and provide food. I mention this would be expensive and was not in our budget. Hence the kind of reception we are having. Still doesn't go over well. We are unable to get our venue for any longer then we already have it. So extending the time and serving dinner is not an option.
Is it wrong to casually invite people out to eat with us after the wedding if they wanted to? Meaning that we would pay for our food and them theirs.
Would it be better to try and find a restaurant (or someplace) that we can have an extreamly inexpensive "second" reception?
If we did one of these options how would I word the invitation? Would it be a separate invitation from the wedding invite?
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