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#1 novangel

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    Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:05 PM

    We honestly don't expect a single person to attend and I think sending invites will make people feel obligated. I don't want to NOT invite people but we want to let a few know that they're welcome to attend with no obligations. We don't even expect gifts but if they want we'd rather they donate to thyroid cancer research at Mayo Clinic in my Mother's honor.

    There's no point in paying for fancy invites for a very small amount of people so how would some of you go about this? Mass email to a select few? Too tacky?

    I don't know but it won't be a typical "save the date" invite because I know people won't come. I don't want them to spend money they don't have plus it will be during TG break when everyone will be busy.

    Thoughts?
    Oh, we have no bridal/groom party. Just us and my son standing up.

    #2 Carlicardenas

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    Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

    We honestly don't expect a single person to attend and I think sending invites will make people feel obligated. I don't want to NOT invite people but we want to let a few know that they're welcome to attend with no obligations. We don't even expect gifts but if they want we'd rather they donate to thyroid cancer research at Mayo Clinic in my Mother's honor.

    There's no point in paying for fancy invites for a very small amount of people so how would some of you go about this? Mass email to a select few? Too tacky?

    I don't know but it won't be a typical "save the date" invite because I know people won't come. I don't want them to spend money they don't have plus it will be during TG break when everyone will be busy.

    Thoughts?
    Oh, we have no bridal/groom party. Just us and my son standing up.

    i think everyone would make the decision of going or not and i would not feel obligated if i am invted i would see it as a nice gesture from you 



    #3 ajlloyd15

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      Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:18 AM

      I would still send out an invite I don't think people would feel obligated to come and if you were to mention something about not sending gifts but if they feel they want to do something to donate to the charity. I think people will appreciate that you at least gave them the chance and understand if they can't make it. You can find cute and fairly inexpensive invitations at www.magnetstreet.com thats where I ordered my save the dates which came quickly and were way cheaper than other places I had looked at. Good Luck!



      #4 Carlicardenas

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      Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

      you can also design your save the dates in vista print i think they come cheaper than any other sites :) but its a bit more work and creativity :s which i dont have so im still searching lol



      #5 krisdaversa

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      Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:36 PM

      @novangel I would still send them out. Regardless if they come or not they would know they were wanted and love by the both of you to share in your special day



      #6 talicea7812

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      Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

      Trust me... Ppl dont feel obligated.

      I've had a bridesmaid drop out & I was in her wedding.

      2 other bridesmaids- who's wedding I was also in will only be there 2 night.

      Another friend decided to get pregnant instead of waiting- that couple got engaged while we were saving for our wedding. We decided to put ours off so we could attend their destination.

      My list could go on.

      In my mind I didn't expect many to come... However those ppl weve done destination for or I call good friends were expected to attend... They however did not feel the same

      #7 jwalsh

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      Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:45 PM

      We didn't really have enough time to send invites and I didn't expect many to come so to save time and money I created a closed Facebook group and invited close friends and family I gave the dates and link to see the group rate and links for the resort and posted pictures we have 28 confirmed right now and a few others say they're booking soon I'm surprised we have this many I actually find it's the ppl you don't expect to make it are coming and ppl we thought would aren't coming. For ppl not on Facebook I emailed or just called and gave the info. You might be surprised and get a better turn out then u expect!


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