Post # 1
Hi I really need some advise …I have sent out invitations to foreigners that will be coming for my wedding and I’ve just realised that the dates when we invite them to our homes to give us gifts were wrong! The date and day do not match 🙁 we know that most probably they won’t come anyway and give us gifts on the wedding day, but I feel so bad about this. Can anyone give some advise on what’s best to do.. I HAVEN’T SENT out invites for local guests so I’m hoping to call printer and have them changed as soon as possible.
Post # 2
I am not sure what culture you are from, I am guessing it is not Western because that’s something I have never heard of in the U.S. Is this something extremely common in your culture? I would leave it alone. Your guests can always bring gifts to the wedding to give to you and your partner.
If it is very traditional to do this in your culture, I would email all guests to explain the incorrect date. If you have no email, call or text.
Post # 3
It is common in my culture but as I said many foreigners most probably won’t come anyway coz dates are a bit far from wedding day. Maybe I should just leave it alone and amend only invites thst haven’t been sent out. Thanks for ur reply!
Post # 4
It used to be common in Western culture – you’d declare your calling days and the new wife would be available to receive guests and gifts in her new home. Well. In the 19th century. That said, if your local guests will have the correct date, that’s good – if your number of out of town/foreign guests isn’t too high, maybe you could mail out a simple correction? Nothing in a fancy card or stationary, just in a simple note with a correction. It could also serve as a reminder for folks to RSVP by a certain date. 🙂
Post # 5
If you’re inviting someone to come give you a gift, you owe them the courtesy of correcting the mistake. Send emails or call those folks with whom you have a close enough relationship, and send new invites to the rest.