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What's the rule about returning an invite?

Over the past couple of years my guy and I have been to like 17 weddings (well that was my last count... seriously!). Some were co-workers, others were friends and family, and a couple were (to my surprise) people that we hadn't really had much contact with since graduating from high school or college.My question: Are we expected to invited ALL of these people to our wedding??!We're on a tight budget already, but I don't want to alienate folks.

Re: What's the rule about returning an invite?

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    edited December 2011
    No, you invite who you want to invite and what your budget allows...just because someone invites you to their wedding doesn't mean you have to invite them to yours... :-)
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think there is a rule. I think everyone invites who they want to according to their situation. Some have money to blow and invite everyone they ever knew. Others may have limited budgets so the high school folks and random 'buddies' would be out.
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    adgenyaadgenya member
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    edited December 2011
    Nope. Create your guestlist based around the people you could not imagine not being at your wedding. Then if budget and space allows and you still want to invite them, then go ahead.
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    Lady05Lady05 member
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    edited December 2011
    My FI and I budget is tight. We are only inviting our closest family and friends. We have a A list and a B list. Now for some reason someone cannot come on the A list then I will invite someone from the B list to replace them. You do not have to invite everyone especially if you do not talk to them on a weekly or monthly basis - I would love to invite all my family, friends, co-workers and neighbors but we cannot afford that so... for you know what you can and cannot afford and people will understand especially now with the economy and people's budget is gonna be tight.  HTH
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    edited December 2011
    Honestly, I would feel obligated to do it.... though you really dont have to etiquette wise!
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