(Closed) Writing an email to guests with updates

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I send an email to my guests letting them we're working on the issues?
    Yes : (26 votes)
    81 %
    No, its not appropriate. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    No, its not necessary to send the email. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other? : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Because you said it was 30 people I would say yes. I assume the 30 people are fairly close to you and wouldn’t be against talking to you about it in person. If it were me I would send an email since I know I’d get the same questions 30 times.

    Post # 4
    6247 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I don’t think it could hurt to send the email.  It would let your guests know you are considering the impact of rising costs on your guests, so they’ll probably appreciate that.  And then if they have anything to say they can just reply to your email instead of you having to fend off call after call like you mentioned.

    Post # 5
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think it’s really considerate of you that you’re being so proactive. As a guest I would appreciate it.

    Post # 6
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree that it’s considerate and appropriate…but just recommend that you make sure that you really do think you can find some sort of solution if you say that in your email. 

    You’re really sweet to care so much. 

    Post # 7
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think sending something out in writing would be better than having to make all those phone calls….  but I would prefer to do it via snail mail – not e-mail.

    Although, I wouldn’t do anything until you knew you had a back up plan…

    Post # 8
    673 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree with the PP that you should try to find a solution before you email or call anyone.

    If you aren’t already using any kind of travel agent, you could try that route.  I had trouble trying to plan a timed vacation that fit our budget a couple of years ago and ended up paying a small fee to a sorta-travel agent who saved us about $125 each, allowed us to spend more time at our destination, and took us in to a nearby airport that let us see far more than we otherwise would have thought to do in what we thought was a limited time for a visit.

    That’s not a straight up “solution,” but it’s an alternative to consider.  Otherwise, short of bringing your wedding back to your hometown, I’m not sure how many “solutions” there really are to the problem.

    Post # 9
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t think it would hurt to send the email.

    Post # 10
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would only email if you actually have found a solution. but if the wedding is decemeber a lot can change with regards to the prices for the flights between now and then

    Post # 11
    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Prices for flights go up and down all the time.  I understand people having sticker shock, but honestly wait it out.  Prices are so high right now because they can be – they have 10 months to sell these tickets and if people want to buy them right now, they will, and the ariline will make more money.

    Post # 13
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I don’t see an issue with a mass email vs. phone call – but I wouldn’t send it just because prices jumped.  Chances are they are keeping an eye out for airfare and are budgeting accordingly. 



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