I know this has been talked about in other discussions but they mostly seem to be church related which isn't what we are planning.
We are getting married on an island where the charter ferry holds a maximum of 100 people. The cafe on the island caters for a comfortable 50, 100 with a marquee. The island is open to the public with the last ferry returning to the mainland at 5:30pm. Our direct families add up to around 70 people + the wedding party we will total around 85-90 guests.
Our plan is to have a ceremony which anyone can attend, family, friends, co-workers etc with the idea that they will spend the day on the island with their family and friends on the beach/ island. We will have finger food and drinks provided from midday until the public ferry leaves. The ceremony will be around 3-4pm with the cake and catching up afterwards.
Once the public ferry has left, our family will gather for a seated meal and a more intimate getting to know the family time before heading home on the charter ferry.
I understand some people see this as a tiered system but I dont know how we can include everyone.
Any advice or experiences will be helpful.