I am planning a wedding and want to limit the guest list to 200 people due to budget. However, coming from an Asian family, I would likely have 200+ people to invite from my side of the family alone, so cutting down the guest list will be extremely difficult.
Traditionally in our culture we have a reception at a restaurant for family and extended family, even those we have not met, most of which being more traditional and less "American", thereby not understanding the need to RSVP. Food is always served family style as a 8-10 course meal over several hours.
Has anyone ever thrown 2 receptions? One immediately following the ceremony for friends and super close family, and another on a later date for more traditional and extended family members?