Nope, it’s not necessary to invite all the women on your wedding guest list. However, the opposite has to be true. It would be poor etiquette to invite someone to your shower and not to your wedding.
Is it appropriate to invite someone to a bridal shower but not the wedding?
The short answer is, you should not invite anyone to your shower who will not be invited to the wedding. … “Anyone who is invited or included in the bridal shower should be invited to the wedding.”
Can you invite people only to the reception?
The answer is “yes, you absolutely can!”. According to the traditional etiquette, it is absolutely okay to invite a small number of guests to the wedding ceremony and have more guests attend the reception. On the other hand, everyone who’s present at the ceremony should also be invited to the reception.
How do you invite people to wedding but not reception?
Amber Harrison, Wedding Paper Divas’ style and etiquette expert, suggests including an insert or sending a separate invite with details on the ceremony for the select guests invited to listen to your vows. Make sure that there’s no mention of the ceremony on invites sent to those only coming to the reception.
How do you indicate adults only on a wedding invitation?
When you want to keep it short and sweet
“Adult (18 and older) reception to follow.” “We respectfully request no children under 16 at the reception.” “Although we love your little ones, this is an adult only affair.” “The bride and groom request that this be an adults–only reception.”