What to do when you don't want a wedding reception?

We're having a very tiny wedding with close family only. It's registry. We don't want to spend a lot of money and we've just had a baby so we don't want it to be a long event. We thought of directly thanking everyone for coming as everyone leaves the ceremony. My mother is pressuring us to do... show more We're having a very tiny wedding with close family only. It's registry. We don't want to spend a lot of money and we've just had a baby so we don't want it to be a long event. We thought of directly thanking everyone for coming as everyone leaves the ceremony. My mother is pressuring us to do things we really don't want such as a sit-down meal in a nice restaurant which doesn't fit our style or budget at all. We would rather go to a buffet or just go home and send thank you cards. Everyone knows we have a low budget.
Is it totally unreasonable to not want a reception?
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