Q: I'm getting married in two weeks, and I just bumped into a distant cousin whom I really like, but had completely forgotten to invite to the wedding. The invites have already gone out, but is it acceptable to still send her one? Do I need to explain?

A: Put an invitation in the mail, omit the reply card (since the "reply by" date has most likely passed) and follow up with a phone call. You don't have to say that you "forgot"; just tell her that you were so happy to reconnect with her and that you'd love to see her at the wedding if she's free.

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