Post # 1
I am hosting my sister’s bachelorette party. She is having a very small destination wedding. For the bachelorette party she wants to invite a lot of girls who aren’t invited to the wedding. Do you think it would be ok to invite them? I am thinking of wording the invitation this way:
"While Christine is having a very small wedding overseas, she would love to celebrate with all of her girlfriends before departing from singlehood for good!"
What do you guys think??? Thanks!
Post # 3
Sounds fine to me. I would not be offended if I were invited this way. I think most people would be understanding since you have worded it nicely.
Post # 4
I agree with snmcdowell. I think that is a nice way to put it. I think her friends wil probably be happy to have the chance to celebrate with her and understand that they are not invited to the wedding because it is an overseas destination.
I also read on another thread that there are less invite rules for bachelorette parties than showers because you are not expected to bring a gift. Therefore it is not in bad taste to invite gals that aren’t invited to the wedding.
Post # 5
If you haven’t yet made the invites, you might consider using "since" instead of "while":
"Since Christine is having a very small wedding overseas, she would love to celebrate with all her girlfriends before departing from singlehood for good!"
To me "while" sends the impression that you have something to apologize for that these people aren’t invited to the wedding; "since" says they’re important too. Perhaps I read too much into semantics though!
Post # 6
I think including that it is a small destination wedding will help so you don’t step on any toes, but I think that anyone who is close enough to her to be invited to the bachelorette party probably knows already that it’s a small wedding and not many guests are going to be invited.
Post # 7
I think your wording sounds great and I would be super happy to get this invitation and not offended in the least!