Will Close Friends and Family Who Can't Attend Our Wedding Feel Excluded if We Don't Send Them An Invitation?

Etiquette, Invites & Stationery

What do you do if you know in advance that loved ones or close friends can't attend your wedding? Should you still send them a wedding invitation so they feel included? Our etiquette wedding experts answer your wedding guest questions in our daily post.

We don't want to make people we know can't attend feel bad by sending them an invitation. Also, it might just look like we're asking for a gift. Suggestions?

Consider this rule of thumb: If you want people to know that they are included in your wedding plans, send them an invitation. While it's thoughtful to think of your guests (and thrifty to try and cut costs), the decision of whether or not to attend should be left to them. Who knows: They may want to juggle their commitments and make a cameo appearance—but they can only do so if they get invited in the first place.

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