I've seen this discussed in other forums, but nothing that fit my situation in particular. We're getting married on a Tuesday evening in October. I want that date in particular because it holds special meaning to us and it's the only detail I will not budge on. That being said, I realize a Tuesday is not the most opportune time for a ceremony, which I why I was wanting to hold the "celebration" that following Sunday. The city we live in also happens to have a giant festival going on that week. They have it every year and they literally close down the whole downtown area for activities. It lasts from Wednesday until Saturday and is a huge deal. I feel like I'm doing my guests a service by holding the celebration at a later date because getting to the town will be a nightmare. By that Sunday, everything will be back to normal. I plan on inviting everyone to both the ceremony and celebration, with the understanding that most will only make the celebration. Is this logical or do I have the celebration that Tuesday evening and just expect noone, save for close friends and family, to show up?