(Closed) What’s the best way to send a late invite?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

we had someone we forgot on the guestlist..they got really really upset that they didnt get an invitation..so we mailed one with a short apology note for “not getting the invitation to them sooner” and I just crossed the required rsvp date off the response card. we also called with an apology as well. no idea if that was the ‘correct’ way to do it, but i don’t think you need to tell them why they weren’t invited when everyone else was. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We were in a similar situation. We just decided to invite the parents only. I feel a little bad still, but have to keep within the budget, and I think they will all understand.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ooh! Since my invites will be DIY, this is giving me an idea — print 80% with the real RSVP date and 20% with a late one….

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

our two “late invites” that we sent out – one was hand delivered and one was mailed late – both of which either myself or FH called them or talked to them and said – huge apologies but when we started looking at the RSVP list and wondered why we hadnt gotten responses from them we realized that we never sent the invites! *oops!* so please here is the invite, and just let us know by x date if you can come, we hope you can and sorry again for the delay! total brain fart on our parts!

 

thats kinda how it went for us – they didnt seem put off and both couples are coming so …. yay!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@futuremrskelsey: we did that as well – we printed out all our invites, then had 10 extra RSVP cards printed out with a later date for our “b” list folks. it worked like a charm and none were the wiser.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t really have anything to add to the other posters suggestions because I think both a personal note and/or a phone call are good suggestions….but, if you weren’t invited to one of their weddings, do you think it might be best to just avoid the situation all together and just invite the parents?

Good Luck!

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