Post # 1
How would you respond to a wedding invitation to a destination wedding that is in a different country that is in two months time? We haven’t received a formal invite in the mail, but the bride sent me a link to her wedding website today. I knew they were thinking about eloping, but suddenly we get an invitation to a wedding that’s in less than two months time?!?! O.o
Is this normal?
Post # 3
maybe plans change. a vacation/trip can certainly be planned in less than 2 months. some people are even last minute travelers and get good deals on flights and hotels.
i am assuming, she has blocked rooms at a hotel.
all you have to decide is if you want to spend the money to go or not.
but as i reread, you said you haven’t received the invitation. i would wait until i received it to know i was formally invited. maybe she sent you the website by accident. maybe she is still eloping and looking for more gifts.
Post # 4
@Autumnsnow: It’s not normal! Don’t feel any pressure. She barely gave you any notice. If you have the money and can get the time, then go, but if not, then she’s really put you between a rock and a hard place. If that’s the case, I would just let her know that you didn’t have time to make arrangements. How far away is the DW?
Post # 5
I would take that as a sign that she wants you to know you’re welcome, but that she doesn’t expect you to be there and won’t be upset. Any destination bride knows that the people you REALLY want/need at your wedding will require advanced notice. Possibly she just wants a really intimate ceremony, but didn’t want anyone feeling left out.
Post # 6
That is incredibly late for a DW. Maybe there was a list B and that was round 2 of invites? She can’t possibly expect people to be able to put together travel plans in 2 months, let alone a passport if needed. If you can make it, I’m sure she’d appreciate it but don’t feel obligated to rush around trying to get plane tickets, time off word, etc. on her behalf.