Small ceremony, smaller invite-only private dinner reception
Hi all, this is my first post here! I'm planning a Dec. 10 2011 wedding and we are trying to keep our wedding as nice and classy as possible while working on a budget that still affords us a nice honeymoon!
We are considering a small chapel ceremony and an even smaller, invite only private dinner reception for very close friends & immediate, close extended family traveling in. Does anybody have recommendations on how to pull this off without offending anyone not invited to the dinner. My dad is a pastor... we simply cannot afford to do a reception for everyone and still have the nice sit-down dinner we want with our friends & family!