Post # 1
We are flying off at the end of the year and don’t expect anyone to come along, although EVERYONE is welcome. How could I let them know that I’d be thrilled if they came along but that I certainly don’t expect it?
Post # 3
Are you invitations? I think that’s a pretty good way of inviting everyone. Obviously, people who don’t have the time or funds available won’t be able to make it, and they’ll understand [although they could be slightly disapointed], these things happen with DWs.
Post # 4
Send them invitations. They can decide whether or RSVP ‘yes’ or ‘no’… an invitation is never a requirement, so they shouldn’t feel obligated to come even if they’re invited.
Post # 5
How many invitations are you sending? If it’s only a few you could include a personal note saying that you’d be thrilled if they can come but no hard feelings if not. If you have a lot I’d do normal invitations and just by word of mouth as you talk to people make it clear that you won’t have your feelings hurt if they can’t attend for any reason.
Post # 6
I will be sending invites out but not until later so I’ve just told everyone personally…that way they have time to save money if they are coming.
Post # 7
I sent and personally delivered invitations. With people we were not as close to I figured it was implied, but with close family members I said something like “We’d love for you to come, but understand if you can’t, Hawaii is expensive!” and I think they all understood.
Post # 8
We sent out email save the dates and wedding info and prices. We also told people by word of mouth first and let them know we understood if they weren’t able to make it. It seemed to work out well that way
Post # 9
I agree with others, just send invitations to those you want there. I feel very similarly about our DW, I would love if everyone could come, but understand it’s a lot to ask. I don’t think your guests will feel obligated to come just because they’re invited.