Post # 1
I sent out my save the dates a few weeks ago and have had a guest contact me and say that they won’t be able to make it to the wedding in June. I’m curious if I should still send a wedding invitation to them. I don’t want to waste a invite and rsvp if they aren’t going to come to the wedding. What is the protocol for this?
Post # 3
@Future_Mrs.H: blah, you’re supposed to send one… It can be a keepsake for them or something.
I know it sounds annoying but I KNEW at least 40+ of my invites were being sent to people that didn’t have any intension of coming (although they would have if travel money were no option) but I still sent them one regardless AND some of them even sent gifts because of it!
Even though they can’t make it, if you wanted to invite them, they should get one.
Post # 4
@Future_Mrs.H: i believe that, although it’s wasteful, etiquette says they should still receive the invite regardless. plus, their situation might change by rsvp time and it might be awkward for them to have to ask for an invite.
Post # 5
thanks ladies! I figured I should still send one but needed to make sure.
Post # 6
@Future_Mrs.H: You’re very welcome!
Post # 7
@Future_Mrs.H: personally I’d send BUT I want to throw this out there since we had this issue with my FI’s God Father.
When we were inquiring for the address he made it clear he would not be able to come to the wedding, period. When I told my FI to send the invite anyways he was abnormally stubborn in the belief we should not. The reason, after an argument was that his God Father was/is sick and unable to travel and the invite would be a reminder of what he’s not able to attend. And in the end we are not sending the invite to him 🙁
If its something like that… don’t send….
Post # 8
I’m glad I found this post…I was wondering about this today.