So, I live in a foreign country. My fiance is from here. We were planning on getting married in June, although we hadn't set a date. Over Christmas he decided that maybe we could move it forward to February (which is completely fine with me), and we'll be setting a date when he gets another day off of work (around January 10th). If we do move it to February, I'm not sure what to do about invitations. Mail can sometimes take up to a month and a half to get to the US, and people need time to get vacation time and plan to be away from their homes. So, I could do a save the date, but there is still no guarantee that the actual invite would get there before the wedding. Additionally, a lot of family members won't be able to attend because of where we live and transportation time/methods. We know it's correct to still invite them because we would want them there, but we know that most of them won't come. Would it be too incredibly tacky to do e-mail invites only for people in the US?
(My fiance's culture dictates that the groom pay for all expenses--travel, lodging, and food--for all invited people, but I've explained to him that US culture usually dictates that the invited people pay their own expenses but tend to give smaller gifts if any. Also, in his culture, you hand-deliver the invitations because the postal system is essentially non-existent. Additionally, the invites for his friends and family would be in a different language than those for my friends and family; so we'd already be doing them differently.)