Post # 1
So the first round we were really stingy with invitations because we definitely did not want to go over our minimum which is 160 people. Right now we are 3 weeks away from the wedding and we are only at 120 people. We would like to invite more people. The thing is though, that we ran out of our original invitations, and we would send a cheaper printed version of our original invitation to these people in the second round. It is also 3 weeks till the day, so it is kind of obvious that they were on the B list, right?
What would you do if you were in our spot? We really want to meet our minimum number of people although we could just add on more food or something to meet the minimum spending amount. Should we do a second round of invites or not?
Post # 3
I would say since you dont have the original invitation AND its only three weeks away…I would skip it. Spend more on the guests you do have coming.
Post # 4
More will show up then have RSVP’d if you send out a second round of RSVP’s and more people show up you might run low on food, liquor etc… having too much is a lot better than not enough!
Three weeks is pretty close to the wedding.. people might know they have been b-listed and get offended. Plane tickets (if any would be out of town) also start to skyrocket if you don’t book them a month in advance.
but in the end it is up to you!
Post # 5
Is the minimum required for the venue that you have booked…do you have to pay a fee, or loose a deposit if you don’t meet 160?
If you do send them out, you can probably at least skip the ones that have to fly in, as jamiemichelle already pointed out the plane tickets. They would most likely have to get time off too which is pretty last minute.
It can depend though…. I imagined if I got an invite 3 weeks prior to a wedding that was local and assuming an acquaintance, coworker, or not a close friend, then I’d probably go if I had that date free. However, if it were a closer friend (someone that I expected to be on their A list), or out of town, I’d probably have hurt feelings and not go.
It’s a hit or miss, and you know your people better…
Post # 6
I wouldn’t worry about sending out two different style invites.. I’ve never “compared” invitations with people… and I doubt anyone would even realize that they received a different invitation than another guest.