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    Confused Baptism/Christening for our son

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    My boyfriend and I are planning our son's baptism. Who do you invite to the actual baptism?? And who do you invite to the party afterwards?? I've been getting a little bit of mixed information between my family and my boyfriends family on the whole even. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    I think it depends on what denomination you are. I'm Lutheran, so the baptism would just be stuck in the middle of a normal Sunday service, we'd spend like 10 minutes on it and go back to worship. So the entire congregation would be there. (I would also specially invite family members who did not worship at my church). The reception I would have just for family and friends, but sometimes churches will throw receptions too....

    I don't know how other people do it- that's just how we do.
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    I honestly have no idea, so take this with a grain of salt...

    Personally, I think I would invite the people really close with my child (ie grandparents, aunts/uncles depending on relationship, godparents) to the actual baptism. Then more of the extended family and friends to the reception.
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    Thank you! I honestly couldn't even think where to begin for who to invite. The easiest part seems to be what to have for food!
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    In my family everyone is invited to both. It is usually the same people that come to our first birthday parties.

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