So my fiancé and I, after much research and pondering, have decided that we wanted a small ceremony (like the two of us, the officiant and our parents). We thought it would be cute to do it on 9/21/21 because we both love music and met at an EWF tribute concert he was preforming in. However, this year that date falls on a Tuesday. While it is super convenient for us as we have a smaller budget and weekday ceremonies are cheaper. We plan to say "I Do" at a botanical garden that has a great deal on week day elopements/ micro weddings.
We've discussed it with our parents, mine who live two hours away and his who live in town, and they have enthusiastically said they'd be there. We wanted to have a dinner party afterwards with about 15-20 friends at a local restaurant with a private dining room, nothing super rowdy and it conclude at about 8 or 9pm.
My question is does this seem feasible? I searched this site and others with archived posts similar to this topic and a lot of the comments say its inconvenient to get married in the middle of the week, and its rude/tacky to have a reception with people who didn't witness the ceremony. Wedding planning has been an emotional rollercoaster, even in these early stages, and I'd hate to deal with backlash for our choices.