Post # 1
Hi Bee’s I’m having a May 26 wedding. Wondering how early that I could send out my invitations. My venue has to have a minimum of 125. I have 140 people on my list currently. I really wanted to invite a few more women from work, however FI is a stickler for my list an dthat we have already gone over it.
wondering how early i can get away with sending out the invites this way if I’m under my minimum for my venue i can invite those want??
Post # 3
I think it’s standard to send invites about 8 weeks before the wedding. Also, from what I understand, it’s in really bad taste to invite people in shifts, as you have suggested. People will be talking about your wedding, and personally if I found out that some people were invited to your wedding much sooner than I was, I’d be kind of offended and it would be pretty obvious that you ony invited me because you got enough “not attendings” the first time around to fit me into your guest list. I have seen bees on here that do it, though, so maybe it could work. That’s just my opinion
Post # 4
Well I started a new position at work, so I had already invited my then supervisor and 4 workers in my unit. Now switched to a new FC position and would like to invite my new supervisor and another worker IN my new unit. But FI is against inviting any over our planned budget. Plus we had already purchased 130 favors… right now our list is 140.
The Bridal shower invites have already gone out. So in all reality my list was created before i got to know these women and switched to a new posiition.. would i be better off not inviting them at all, or waiting to see if I have room to?
Post # 5
When you start to receive your RSVPs, you can expect about 20% declines. Some people have more and some fewer, but most people will get about 20% of their guests unable to attend due to other commitments, inability to travel, etc. You’ll likely end up with about 110 people who can commit to attending, so make sure you have a backup plan!
Post # 6
Worst case scenario – you pay for the minimum number, even if you can’t reach it. You spend the same regardless, so I wouldn’t stress about it! We have the opposite problem – we have a low maximum!