I posted this on my club board but figured I'd ask for help here as well to get as many views as possible...
Has anyone else re-evaluated their guest list since they first made it?
Last year, I gathered addresses, and sent STDs. I DIDN'T send STDs to people who I was sort of unsure of how our relationship would develope over the nearly 2 years that I was going to be engaged... if that makes any sense? Basically, there were some people who I wasn't sure if we were going to stay in contact so I didn't send them STDs but still got their addresses (ie - people I worked with at summer camp two years ago, some girls I knew in HS/middle school/etc).
In all honestly, I can pretty much invite anyone I want. We wouldn't be over budget or over capacity even if I sent invites to EVERYONE on my list (including the maybes who didn't get STDs). Buuuuut now I'm rethinking sending invites to some people that I'm barely in contact with or just in contact over FB. I don't want to seem gift grabby, but I also don't want to recind any implied invites.
What should I do?
One particular situation is with a family that we lived with for a month or so while living in London. I worked at a summer camp with the daughter, but really haven't spoken to anyone in over a year. They are obviously from the UK, and it would be really amazing if they were able to make it, especially since we're not SUPER close. I want to send them an invite to let them know that we are grateful for their support and opening their home to us, but I don't want them to take it as "I know you kinda and know you won't come but gimme gift!" Should I maybe add a note saying something along the lines of "Thank you for your help when we were in London, just wanted to know we were thinking of you!"?
ETA: Just to be clear, most of these people I didn't say "HEY I NEED YOUR ADDRESS FOR MY WEDDING!" so it could be construed as just updating my address book.
Chrissy & David -- 10/10/10
This is my "OMG-Don't-Drop-Me" face