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Our daughter will be married next summer. The guest list is overwhelming. We assumed because it is considered a destination wedding by most of the guests, we would have fewer acceptances.
The core of the wedding guest list is the Engagement Party invitation list. It consisted of close family and relatives, people who will be in the bridal party, closest friends and a few business colleagues, whose children’s wedding we attended.
Some people were really tacky. When they got word of the Engagement Party they sent an engagement present, before receiving an invitation! These are people who are not relatives or close friends and sent a present in order to get invited! Unfortunately, we were tricked into inviting them to the Engagement Party, which took place last week.
My question is this: Does the rule still hold that everyone invited to the Engagement Party has to be invited to the wedding?
–Alice P., Beverly, MA