Wedding ceremony and reception are usually in 2 different places (requiring a drive between them), so no one would even really notice , unless its a very small wedding that you were not at the ceremony and only at the reception.
Just RSVP and say yes, make a note only reception if you want to, don't stress about it :0)
Having only gotten married about 12 months ago,I would have been happy for people who meant something to me to be invited in the first place, to have made the reception only if comitments made it that way, would be happy having them there, thats why I invited them in the first place.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
my sister did that at my own wedding. She only showed up at the reception and everyone at the ceremony was wondering where she was during the wedding photos. I didnt even know and it was quite embarassing trying to explain her where abouts. She showed up telling me she had to work or something. Which for all I know she was probably telling the truth. Still, for family invited, there really is no excuse (apart from accident or death) to miss your own brothers wedding, is there? Or for the fact that no notice was given. i.e. a phone call or message.
Like I said before, it depends on who the wedding is for. But remember its common curtisy to let the groom know your initial intentions 'if' you were formally invited so there is no confusion or irritation when you show up outta the blue. I think that would be fair to the bride & groom who are in the end, paying for your company to enjoy their special day.
It was only my wife's friend though, I turned up half way through the ceremony (waited outside the church of course). SO I was there when they all came out to take photos and talk to everyone before they went off to take their wedding photos. I got hammered at the reception though, and had to go to Oran Park the next day for the V8's. and We Won!
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