Post # 1
We are getting closer to the wedding and found that most of my family will not be attending the wedding and fell short our minimum. We decided to extended the invites out to co-workers about 3 weeks before the wedding and kindly asked for no gifts. Is this wrong? I wanted to invite my coworkers earlier on but because my husband to be and I are paying for the wedding we were concerned that we would go over budget. Now we fell short about 50 people and decided to open the invitation to co-workers to come and celebrate and have a good time.
Post # 3
I think that’s perfectly fine, especially as you’ve asked for no gifts, as a lot of people may just think you’re doing some last minute gift-grabbing. You have to prepare for the fact that with only 3 weeks notice, a lot of your newly invited guests may not be able to make the wedding anyway though x
Post # 4
It’s totally fine, I extended our guest list about a month or so out once we realized how many people were actually declining. Just don’t specify no gifts though, that part is actually rude. Even though they are getting a late invite, they are guests just like everyone else and can buy a gift if they choose. By telling them not to you’re sort of admitting they don’t really count as guests.
Post # 5
@moderndaisy: I actually didn’t think about it that way. Yeah it is kinda like saying they aren’t really counted as proper guests seeing as they weren’t on the original guest list. Yeah I think actually not specifying anything about gifts is probably best x
Post # 6
Yeah, I think it’s ok too. I would leave off the “no gifts” though as moderndaisy said, unless you had specified this to all your guests originally.
Post # 7
I think they’ll be happy just to get the invite 🙂