Post # 1
Hello bees, I’m hoping to get some etiquette advice here.
We sent Save the Dates out in January, and shortly afterwards a couple who had received one let us know that they would both be studying abroad this summer, and would not be able to make it to the wedding. My question now is: should I send them an invite even though we know they can’t come? It seems silly to send one, but at the same time I know that anyone who receives a STD is supposed to receive an invitation. I thought of sending an invitation just to be safe, but I don’t want to seem pushy and make it seem like we still expect them to come. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but any input is appreciated!
Post # 3
I had a similar situation, and I will be sending the invite to the couple.
Post # 4
I think you should just send one because it’s nice to include them. I don’t think a wedding invitation seems pushy.
Post # 5
I would send one. We have some family members who told me back when we did Save-The-Date Cards that they wouldn’t be able to come and we sent them all invitations anyway. It’s a nice thing to do and they would still feel included and who knows, maybe they’ll send you a little gift too.
Post # 6
Thanks! I’ll go ahead and send one 🙂
Post # 7
I agree that you should send an invite to them. Some people like to keep the invitations for sentimental reasons. Plus, it will make them feel included, even if they can’t be there.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t want the. To think I was just looking for a gift. Not that you are but I would worry they might think that. Or maybe call them and say “hey I was just about thesend invites and I know you said ou might be away is they any chance you will be around should I send an invite anyway? “