Post # 1
Well we ordered the invitations and they are beautiful. however we went off the “oh 200 guests? well order 100” theory… oops. Now I have to address 105 invites on 100 envelopes… of course this isn’t going to happen so I need some thoughts. Who should we let in on our blunder and invite in person? We of course do not have our own parents and siblings on this invite list or we would have 109 to address. Our thought was the wedding party (4 invites- male BM and groomsmen (sisters are other 2 bms)) then one of his friends invited us via phone since they didn’t get the invites out in time… we are thinkg perhaps returning the favor? that takes us even with the invite count. I know in a perfect world we would get 5 more invites but well you have to order them in batches of 100 and so this wasn’t an option. I also want all my invites the same. Our other thought was our grandparents since they have all been like 2nd parents to us. Who would you invite in person if this were you?
Post # 3
I would contact the place you got the invitations and explain what happened. If they can’t send you five more, find some that are similar. Then send those to people who will absolutely not show their invitations to someone else who was invited.
You don’t need to send those invitations until, like January…so you have a LOT of time to figure out where to get five more invitations.
Post # 4
True but because of school we actually are going to start addressing around september. they are being sent in december per our families (extended) request. The issue here is there is no place to go to. We ordered ours online and they come in quantities of 100, 150, 200, 250 etc. We thought about a kit but well there really is no way to match these. The problem of finding more or inviting in person is solved- we are def. going the in person route. the question now is who.
Post # 5
I was a BM and I was surprised my friend even gave me an invite. Obviously, I was invited. Just explain the blunder – the BMs and GMs are there for all the behind-the-scenes stuff anyway, they’ll understand probably not care.
If it’s anyone else who isn’t very close to you/part of the wedding, you should really make sure to invite them far enough in advance that they know that they weren’t just “second-tier” and you’re making up a story or something to cover it.
The only thing I’d be concerned about – don’t you guys want to keep one for yourselves???
Post # 6
@futuremrsk18: That was my thought too… we would need 101 after cutting out the wedding party. If we talked to his grandma and my mom’s parents we would need 99 leaving us one. I was thinking the same about the behind the scenes thing. I figured that since these grandparents were super close too they might understand. I never thought about his buddy thinking they were a 2nd thought…