My fiance and I are getting married on the beach. My family (like 5-6 people) will be attending. This is meant to be intimate, not in any way grand. We told his family that they were more than welcome to come if they wanted to. Long story short approx 15 people from his side are now coming. We do not have it in our budget to pay for a formal reception. We have however found a place on the beach which is a nice restaurant who will allow us private space and bring a cake in. They have a live band and it seems great. The problem is.. it will pretty much be a buy your own dinner type reception. 1. Is this HORRIBLE? I think it is really tacky, however, we never told anyone that we were having a real "wedding". 2. If we go with this, how in the world would I address the invitations (I feel like I now have to send them out) 3. What alternatives, if any, can anyone suggest? Thanks!