Since we’d like to have a basic idea about our guest count when we meet with vendors in California this April – and because doing things last-minute and long-distance is not high on my list of desires – we’re sending our invites out this month and requesting responses by the end of March. While some of you might be gasping and thinking we’re inconveniencing our guests, we feel perfectly comfortable doing it this way.
Why? Well, first, since we’re limiting our list to just 100 close family members and friends, the majority of those invited already know, even at this point, whether they'll be at our early June wedding. So, really, the invitation is just a formality that will give them more details about our day. In that case, why not take the route that makes things easier for us, too? Plus, because many of our guests are from out-of-town, the early heads up will hopefully help them get a discount by booking a room through the hotel block we’ve reserved.
What about you? Have you strayed from traditional “rules” or accepted etiquette in any aspects of your wedding planning? How early did you or will you send out your invitations?
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