Do people who said no to STD still get an invite?

posted 5 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

That’s a good question lol. Nowadays everyone gets offended over everything so you have no idea what is right or wrong anymore lol. What I would do is check in with those people before sending your official invites out. Say hey I know you said you couldn’t make it but I just wanted to double check if anything has changed before I send out my invites. I don’t think you can go wrong with that. 🙂

Post # 3
1001 posts
Bumble bee

I would send the invite so they have the details. It could be that their circumstances change between now and then, and they’ll be able to RSVP yes after all. Not sending the invitation is like writing them off months in advance. 

Post # 4
2541 posts
Sugar bee

This is why I’m not a big fan of save the dates.  I feel like they add an extra layer of grey area.

I would probably err on the safe side and send them out to everyone who received Save-The-Date Cards, but obviously, you can send out additional invitations to people who didn’t receive Save-The-Date Cards.

Post # 5
8806 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

keikochan :  “I read an article on wedding wire that it’s rude to send them an invitation if they already said they can’t come because it seems gift grabby” — This is terrible advice. An invitation is never gift-grabby unless it mentions gifts, so that reasoning is faulty. Next, what if the person’s circumstances change so that they CAN come now, but you didn’t send them an invitation? How awkward. Send them the invitation and they can RSVP like everyone else when the date gets closer. 

Post # 7
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

I still sent the invitations anyway.

Post # 8
9608 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Send invites to everyone who got an STD. There’s not a formal RSVP with Save-The-Date Cards and people could change their mind.

Post # 9
47193 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would send the invitation. If it makes you feel better, you could include a short note saying “I know you said you won’t be able to attend, but we wanted to include you in case your situation has changed and you are able to join us.”

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