Post # 1
I sent out my Save the Dates a few weeks or a month ago. They’ve all gone out. One of my very good friends told me he can’t make it because of a work conflict. Should I still send him a invitation? What’s the proper etiquette? Thanks hive!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm
Yes… you can still send the invite. They may not be able to come, but their plans may also change. The invite signals that you still want them included as part of your day.
Post # 4
Yep, still send an invite. You never know when plans will change and they can come anyway.
Post # 5
Still send the invite. plans can change, plus you want them to feel included even if they can’t make it. If they question why you sent the invite anyway, just explain that what you sent out first was more of a heads up than a formal invite and that you wanted to make sure they knew they were appreciated and thought of.
Post # 6
Thank you for the replies, hive. Sending the invite sounds like the way to go. I just want to do what’s right with reference to the people I want there, ie, let them know I want them there, while also letting them know that I don’t expect them to rearrange their lives to make it happen.
Post # 7
I would also enclose a little card that says “sorry that you cannot make it. We wish you well. Hope we can hang out sometime soon” or something of that sort. This is so that you let them know that you already know that he can’t come.
Post # 8
He does realize your wedding is NEXT year, right? Most companies don’t schedule things a year out like that..
Yes, you can still send him an invitation, because he is still invited. I was annoyed when I would ask people for their address and they wouldn’t give it to me because they coudln’t make it. I was like Grrr.. you’re still invited and getting an invitation so fork it over! In my case I think it was a way out of buying a present..
Post # 9
Definitely, still send one! Even though he jumped the gun on the RSVP, it’s important to confirm that he was to be included. It’s the classy gesture.