(Closed) Invitation Etiquette question – attn foster kids/parents

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Which would you do?
    Enclose the letter in with the invitation : (20 votes)
    95 %
    Send the letter first, the invitation later : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Send both at the same time, but separate envelopes : (0 votes)
    Letter only, no invitation : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    263 posts
    Helper bee

    I think putting a letter in your invitation is a lovely idea! It may not be the most traditional route, but it sounds like your wedding will not be a big “formal” affair, and the bigger stuffy weddings are the ones that are usually more strict on formal etiquette.

    I can certainly see nothing wrong or rude about enclosing a letter! I hope these individuals are able to make it, and that you will be able to reconnect with them, as they’ve had a positive impact in your life.

    Post # 4
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t know if there is a specific etiquette for a situation like this but I think it is a lovely idea! I’m sure these people would be thrilled to hear from you and receive a letter like that and to be invited to your wedding. I don’t see anything wrong with it at all.

    Just a little reminder – if you add something to the invite, have it weighed before mailing because it may require extra postage.

    Post # 5
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s a wonderful idea, and while it might not be traditional, I don’t think that anyone would think it rude. What a sweet thought, and I think it’s very appropriate.  

    Post # 7
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think writing them a letter and inviting them to your wedding is sweet! Go for it!

    Post # 8
    1279 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m not a foster parent but, I think that is super sweet! Putting the letter with the invitation would be my choice.

    Post # 9
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t see how anyone could have anything negative to say about this plan…I think it’s great. Go for it! Screw etiquette. Why do we all worry so much about it!? 

    Post # 11
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I missed this post 6 months ago- glad to see you sent the letter, and that you had your dance. 🙂

    Post # 12
    3141 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    weddings are definitely a milestone where we reconnenct with people who have impacted our lives greatly. I had two of these at my wedding and both of them accepted. I contacted them before as I did not have addresses for them, this is the only reason … this is so beautiful 

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