Backup Wedding Plan on Wedding Invitations?

Q: I am considering an outdoor wedding in March. My concern is the unpredictable weather at that time of year. I can make backup arrangements, but how do I handle this on the wedding invitations? Is it wrong to put a second location "in case of bad weather" on the wedding invites, so guests will know?

A: That's exactly what you should do -- plan on an alternate location in case of bad weather (or plan to have an extra tent on hand at the outdoor site), and then make sure your guests know the plan. It's completely appropriate to include this info on your invitations.

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Q&A: Invitations: Destination Wedding Etiquette?

My fiance and I are getting married in Maui and know that not all the 200 guests we would like to invite will make it. When we come back home, we are going to have a reception for everyone not able to make the trip. I've read that when getting married away and returning home to a reception, you should only send out wedding invitations to those you know can and will attend the wedding, then send out separate invitations for the reception. We both feel very strongly about sending invitations to everyone and then including (at the bottom) that a reception will be held in our honor when we return. We are afraid that if we follow etiquette, we will hurt people's feelings. Do we follow the rules or do what we feel is right?

by The Knot