Planning a wedding might be one of the hardest and most stressful things that any couple has to face together. From picking the perfect wedding venue to choosing the most beautiful sola wood wedding flowers, a couple is responsible for it all. On a positive side, if newlyweds can make mutual decisions when planning the wedding, they will surely find compromises in the future, as well.
On top of our list of the hardest wedding tasks is making the perfect guest list. Of course, telling your closest family and friends that they should book the date for your wedding is a joyful experience. But think about all the people that you won't be able to invite. And that will happen unless you are planning to invite hundreds of people. So, should you inform your friends and co-workers that they are not invited to the wedding? Here are a few tips on how to handle this situation without any miscommunication or hurt feelings.
Send Your Friends a Letter
Your social circle will know the exact date of your wedding, so don't expect to somehow celebrate your big day without other people noticing. The worst thing that you can do is not explain why you cannot invite certain friends to the wedding. Instead, be open about the situation and send unique handwritten letters. Those letters should not be too long and formal. All you need to do is let your friend know that you care about them and wish to invite them to the wedding, but due to limited numbers, they couldn't make it to the final guest list. Also, promise to celebrate your wedding privately once you come back from the honeymoon.
It might sound like a very simple and unimportant thing to do, but we assure you that your friends who are not invited will appreciate the gesture. Also, they will understand your reasoning as all adults have faced similar situations sometime in their lives.
Send an Email to Your Co-Workers
You might not know your colleagues at work too well, but we assure you that they will be low-key expecting to receive a wedding invitation. To avoid any awkward conversations in the elevator, make sure to let everyone know the situation.
It is completely ethical to send a group email to all your co-workers, letting them know that you have no options to invite them to your wedding. Of course, if you are having your official wedding ceremony at a different venue (a big church, for example) that can accommodate as many people as needed, you may want to invite your colleagues to the official part only. In this case, don't forget to let them know that they don't have to bring any big gifts. Of course, they will show up with a symbolic sola wood wedding bouquet or a bottle of champagne. Not to sound materialistic, but you will gain not only their love but also some small gifts.
However, if the whole wedding takes place at the limited-space venue, state that in your email. All your colleagues should understand that they are not on the priority list. You can also blame your spouse for not permitting you to invite them. We are sure that your spouse would be happy to take one for the team.