- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
I think you’re a bit overly sensitive, and their email was fine.
Did your invitations originate in the U.S.? When mailing internationally, once the mail hits the destination country’s postal system, there is often no rhyme or reason to how long delivery takes. If you have two pieces of international mail sent out on the same day in Country A, one might arrive at its final destination in Country B days or weeks before the other one arrives in Country C.
Also, it is kind of weird that you sent out invitations in July with an Aug. 1 R.s.v.p. deadline for a wedding that isn’t until November. Your guests in Germany were probably confused, and justifiably so, by that timeline.
I didn’t read anything harsh in their email… think it’s just the bridal stress getting to you.
Keep Calm and Plan On! 🙂
Personally I think you’re paranoid/stressed.
I don’t think the two-week thing was meant badly, the postal service just didn’t deliver as you expected: never assume that the postal service in other countries is the same as your own. I don’t know about Germany specifically but I’ve fallen into that trap before.
Their email seems perfectly fine to me!
As for mail times: our invites to the States arrived much faster than the ones that went overseas! Canada-US is much faster than Canada/US to Europe because they have to be sorted and sent by air-mail. Their timeline seems pretty reasonable.
I think it’s common in England that not everyone is invited to both the ceremony and reception, as I recall from some of the UK bees here. I didn’t find their email cutting. Just different cultural assumptions.
Thanks for the comments, I forgot to mention, our save the date cards went out in January with date and location/venue noted. I believe thats quite a common thing to do in the UK.
Its not at all weird to send out an invite with short notice especially if you have sent a save the date card previously.
Oh and they aren’t German, they are English who live there.
I don’t think there’s anything to worry about!!! It sounds like everything is fixed now. I think everyone was appropriate. Don’t stress. Or feel offended. If you look hard enough you can make anything snide, but that just gets you into trouble. Just foget it. Be happy they’re coming!
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