When having a destination wedding, it is not always possible for you to invite everyone you want, or likewise, for your guests to attend. Particularly if your destination wedding is a great distance away, it makes sense for you to have some kind of celebration back home. For some, that may be an intimate backyard barbeque, for others, an elaborate reception. So long as an actual reception has not happened, this reception can mimic a traditional reception as much as the couple would like. Invitations to these receptions also serve as an announcement of the marriage, and do not necessitate a gift, but guests should give one, if they would like to.