(Closed) Late invite

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

“Thank you so much for the invitation, however unfortunately I already have plans that weekend.  I hope you have an amazing time!”

Short and sweet is best.  I’d be a little off- put by this invite too, especially if you’d need a plane ticket to attend.  Best to just shrug it off, IMO  🙂

Post # 4
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Not a big deal.  Are you really close to this person?  It sucks to be a B or even C lister but no need getting upset.

If you aren’t really invested in the friendship, I agree w the PP.

Post # 5
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Honestly, we forgot to invite one of my husband’s friends until the last minute. We had so much going on that it slipped through the cracks. My husband emailed me his friend’s address and I forgot to add it to our master list. Once we were doing the seating chart and realized we hadn’t heard back, we quickly sent out an invite. We both felt horrible. I’m sure this is why his friend (and his family) didn’t attend – but it was by no means intentional on our part. They were always on the “A” list – it was just an honest mistake. And, our wedding required travel from NYC to Philadelphia (for this family). Perhaps that is what happened here?

Post # 6
572 posts
Busy bee

I understand that you would be upset because you have to come from out of town, but don’t feel obligated to give a detailed explanation. I agree with KristenGettingMarried

I just invited my co-worker with a little over 3 weeks to go. She was so excited that I did feel bad for making the invite last minute. But I explained to her my reasons and she had no problem with it. I’ll never know if she does, but hey I tried.

Don’t be too mad about it.

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