Wedding Announcement - for friends who live in the vicinity of the church rude?

 

Q. We cannot invite all of our friends to the wedding and reception. Are announcements for friends and family who live far away (an acceptable thing to do?)  Are announcements for friends who live in the vicinity of the church rude? When should announcements be sent out?


 
 
 
A.  You should only invite the number of guests that your facility or your budget can accommodate.  With far away relatives, you can do one of two things.  If you know that they would like to be invited, but you are quite certain that they will not come, then you can send a courtesy invitation to the wedding.  Otherwise, send an announcement.  It is fine to send announcements to local residents as well as those who live across the country.  Announcements should be mailed immediately after the wedding. 
 
Glenna Tooman, ForeverWed.com Wedding Consultant

 

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