Q: I think that it is tacky to invite someone to my wedding, but not to the reception. Someone else told me that doing so is completely acceptable. Is this true?
A: It is indeed acceptable to invite someone to witness the ceremony and not to take part in the reception. The reverse, inviting a small number of guests to an intimate or private ceremony and a larger number to the reception, can be perfectly acceptable too. Keep in mind, though, that the former can be a bit trickier to pull off, especially if the reception is at the same location as the ceremony, as guests may simply follow the crowd to the next location.