I just had a conversation here with a woman getting married soon. She has decided to invite everyone from her church to her ceremony but only some people to the reception. She wanted to know how to word the invitation to make that clear without being rude.
I think that is the rudest thing to do unless your ceremony and reception aren't on the same day. I know some people disagree but I feel like if you can't invite someone to both then don't invite them at all unless it's the case of doing the ceremony in one state and the reception later on at home or something. I told her that I didn't think she could really word that on the invitation. So, she has decided to invite people who are only invited to the ceremony by sending an email.