How to handle invitations/save the dates
Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:56 PM
Do you send save the dates to everyone you want to invite, no matter if you know they aren't coming? I don't want family members or friends to be offended not to get a save the date if we can't foresee them making the trip. Should we or our parents tell everyone what we're planning and see if they're interested in attending first?
Our wedding will not be until June 2011 but we want to give guests as much advance notice as possible to plan and save money.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:25 PM
So send everyone the Save the dates and everyone an invite.. IMO.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:53 PM
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:22 PM
We'll follow up with phone calls rather than formal invites as well as Canadian postage kills ya in the end.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:04 PM
We came up with an A-list and B-list of people to invite. Of course, some of those on the A-list were those who we were "obligated" to invite like aunts and uncles (even if we knew they were not going to be able to attend due to illness, etc.). We explained in our cover letter and also on our website that we were not able to invite everyone because of our guest limit. Here is the link to my STD's http://bestdestinati....e-dates-49301/. We included "preliminary" RSVP post cards with our STD's to get a preliminary estimate. Those that said "no", left room so that we could move on to our B-list. This is how we handled it. It may not be "proper etiquette", but it is what we had to do to make sure we keep our guest count at or under our limit.
When we send out our formal invitations in January, we only plan to send them to those that RSVP'd "yes" to our preliminary RSVPs and to those "obligated" invites (aunts, uncles, grandparents that cannot attend).
All that being said, if you do not have a guest limit or budget restrictions, send out STDs and invites to everyone you would like to invite.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:44 AM
2. Then we sent out STD magnets to EVERYONE (including those that don't have email addresses).
3. We are in the process of sending out our Passport invites/AHR RSVP cards to EVERYONE. Then we will include our wedding brochure in the invites of the people that are traveling to Mexico with us (about 20 couples).
That should cover all bases!
Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:27 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:37 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:02 AM
It's tricky, but I think that if you just send it to everyone, no one can say "why would you assume that I wouldnt go"...you know what I mean?
Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:32 AM
Mr. & Mrs. Rangel!!!
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