Inspired by Pantone Mykonos Blue, we’re picking our favorite wedding invitations that match this classic hue. Bold full color invitations or timeless save the date cards with blue accents create a chic wedding theme. Continue the color trend with creative response cards for an extra special wedding stationery suite.
The Wedding Paper Divas headquarters is bustling with bridesmaids helping their friends, siblings and sorority sisters plan their weddings. These are their confessions…
My Dearest Bride,
I really would love for all your closest friends to be able to attend the fabulous bridal shower I’m planning! At the same time, I would love to make sure that I’m aware of how many individuals I will be accommodating. How embarrassing for a guest to show up and find that the chairs are in fact numbered, and each setting does have a place card, and there isn’t one for them?
Though it’s not my job to hunt people down and ask them for a “yes” or “no” on their attendance, neither is it yours. I understand that I don’t know some of the guests who are invited, but they are adults and I am pretty sure they are capable of replying by the date listed on the invite, without your encouragement. I just want you to come to the shower and enjoy, not worry about the little details of monitoring the guestlist!
When it comes down to the last minute, I can always check in with a guest who hasn’t responded. But it’s my headache, not yours.
Your Bridal Shower Planner Extraordinaire
In general, when you send out wedding invitations, you have a pretty good idea of who will be RSVPing “Yes” and who will be sending their regrets. Sometimes, however, those reception cards can be a bit of a shocker.
We’ve heard stories about close friends declining invitations with little to no excuse, leaving the engaged couple confused to say the least. This type of scenario has us wondering—if a declined invitation hurts your feelings or leaves you baffled, is it appropriate to speak up? Can you ask why a guest isn’t attending your celebration?
What’s the best way to handle such a tricky situation? Have you ever declined a wedding invitation from a close friend? Do confrontations over declined invitations make you want to rant or rave?