Q: Do we have to send invites to our parents and wedding party?

A: Yes, do send them invites. It's the polite thing to do—and it'll build more anticipation about the big event. They might even want to save their invitations as keepsakes. Also on the subject of people who should receive invitations but are often overlooked, be sure you send one out to your officiant. It serves as a reminder of the date and time—and lets him know he's welcome to attend the party afterward.

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