Q: My fiancé's brother will be in jail at the time of our wedding. Do we still send him an invitation?

A: There's always a guest or two who just can't make it: they're stuck on a Navy destroyer, in a nursing home or in maximum security. Even if there's no chance he'll get out (short of a last-minute jail break), send him an invitation. It's just a nice, thoughtful gesture that lets him know you wish he could be there.

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