Post # 1
Okay, so I have a dilemma. We live 1300 miles away from where we’re having our wedding (it’s where we both grew up and where all of our family, high school friends, etc. live). We have quite a few friends out here that we would absolutely invite to the wedding if it were being held here, but we know none of them would come to the wedding since it’s so far away. Do we still send them invites, even though we know they’re not coming, or would it seem like we’re just inviting them to get gifts or something? It would seem weird to not invite them at all but I just don’t know what the right thing to do is. Any help is appreciated!
Post # 3
Yep, they may surprise you and come and it will help prevent hurt feelings if they wweren’t invited.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Send the invite! One of my friends totally shocked me and came all the way from CA to our NY wedding. You never know who will decide to come. 🙂 Personally, if I could afford it and was close to the couple, I would most definitely go to a long distance wedding and just make a long vacation out of it!
Post # 5
Send them invites, the ones who mean alot. We are doing that sinc I am from the east coast, we both live on the west coast, and now we live in central canada where Fiance is from and family is.
We are inviting my friends from the east, both our friends from the west because you just never know! And its common courtesy. I realizre it can be expensive to send invites like that, but really whats a few dollars to potentially have them part of your day and save hurt feelings.
If theyre really good friends, might be acceptable to tell them…but if it was family they deffinately need an invite
Post # 6
Thanks all! I figured that was the right thing to do. I don’t think any of them would make a long vacation out of it though since the town it’s in is literally in the boondocks/middle of nowhere (like have to go an hour just to get to a city with more than 20,000 people – boondocks). 🙂
Post # 7
I say if you want them there invite them. You might be surprised by the amount of people willing to come. I been to some places I never would have gone if it wasn’t for college friends weddings.
Post # 8
Absolutely invite them. Whether or not they come is their decision. At least you are putting the ball in their court by inviting them.