(Closed) Small Wedding – To send invites or not to send invites?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Definitely send invitations. I personally would send them sooner rather than later. 

Post # 4
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Since you can pretty much count on them being late if they think it’s simply a birthday party, you have to ask yourself what matters more. Does it matter more to make it a surprise and avoid the inevitable comments, or does it matter more to assure that his family attends in time to actually witness the ceremony?

Post # 5
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’d send wedding invitations so people take it seriously.

Post # 6
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I’d send invites so people show up on time!

Post # 7
3726 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@FutureMrsA2014:  I would send invites even though it sounds like your sanity may suffer. Tell them to stifle the comments!

Post # 9
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@FutureMrsA2014:  Send invitations for the birthday party and ask them to be there 30 minutes to an hour before you actually need them there so if they run late there is a better chance of them being on time.  Sending invites shows that the party is a bug deal so hoepfully they won’t take a pass.  Otherwise, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag and tell them it’s actually a wedding.

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