I've lurked for a long time, and I haven't come across this situation before, so I wanted to get some advice before responding to my mother.
One of my mom's good friends is invited to our wedding --just her and her husband-- and she received a save the date.She has an adult son with disabilities, and he saw the save the date, and asked about the wedding. She told my mom he was asking about the wedding, so my mom came to
me with a question about if I would be okay inviting him to the ceremony only.
I don't know if my mom came up with the idea or if the friend asked, but I figure that could be addressed when I give her an answer. Personally, I'm fine with it, but I know it's not etiquette approved I don't necessarily want to get into the details why, but he would not be able to handle being at the reception (words of my mother and his mother). I can elaborate on that in a comment if needed.
I know it would make him really happy to see the ceremony, he's never been to a wedding before, and he doesn't know exactly what it is. If we did invite him to the ceremony, I'd make sure to stop and hank him for coming before pictures right after the ceremony, and he'd travel with a PCA to the ceremony itself, and leave afterwards.
i know it's rude to invite someone to only the ceremony, but I don't know if this would be an okay exception. I'm thinking my moms friend asked my mom about it, so I'm guessing this was her idea, but I don't know for sure, and I guess I'm not sure if that matters.
i know this is kind of long, and if it doesn't make sense, I'll provide any clarification needed