We are getting married in 10weeks... We do not want a church wedding, or an outdoor wedding... we have a few venues that will let us have a ceremony as long as I book the reception sometime this year. I have 2 problems...
my first problem is... what to do with the guests after the ceremony. What can I do, that won't be tacky. I dont want my guests feeling like they came to see us get married for a half hour then its all over. most places do not offer anytime with the guests after the ceremony. No cake, no drinks, nothing.
However, there is one place that is willing to give us a ceremony/cocktail party for 75people (local family and closest friends) for $3500. But this brings me to my second problem...It is a bit pricey for what we are looking for in just 10weeks. Although it would be perfect to have a small celebration with our guests for 2hrs after the ceremony. Plus it would just cost me more money to take them all out to a restaurant. And we don't have enough space in anyones house to hold the number guests for a small celebration.
The reason we are doing a delayed reception is bc we want to have our specific date but we both have family members that live in other states and can only make it here during the summer.
Should I pay the extra money and have a nice ceremony/cocktail event or should I just find a ceremony only site and then have my guests leave knowing that there will be a reception in the summer.
Thoughts, ideas, any HELP would be appreciated!