(Closed) Out-Of-Towner Invites

posted 6 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
174 posts
Blushing bee

I think just sending them the regular invitations and following up with a phone call or message that explains you understand they may not be able to go would be much more polite. I personally would be a bit uncomfortable with an invite that implies I’m invited but I shouldn’t worry about going to the wedding. Talking to them in person would eliminate that chance for misinterpretation.

Post # 3
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Send a regular invitation and let them decide.  An invitation is not a summons.  I’m usually the out of town one, it feels weird when someone says “please come, but you don’t have to come.”  Regarding gifts, just don’t create a registry.  However, know that people will give what they want to give.   

Post # 4
2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Just a regular invite. And yes, don’t do a registry. If people ask what you want for a gift you can tell them that you have everything you need already. Some people will buy gifts or give you cash anyways.

Post # 5
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just a regular invite. Include something in your ceremony about how special everyone is to you that is attending. 

Post # 6
9439 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Just send a regular invite. Everyone knows they aren’t required to go to a wedding just because they got an invite. Sending a special invite could make it seem like you don’t actually want them to come.

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