Anna has told everyone she is engaged, but now it’s time to make wedding plans and send out invitations. However, she can’t invite everyone; the budget won’t allow it and this presents her with somewhat of a dilemma. She has been told that six weeks is the traditional time for to be mailed out which will allow a week for the invitations to arrive at the guests’ homes and give them time to check their calendar before mailing back their responses. She and Josh, her fiancé are also aware that most of their friends and colleagues don’t make plans more than a month in advance, unless they are planning a vacation.
Anna also realizes that her grandparents, other relatives and some of their best friends from college live out of state and that they will probably need more time to make their travel plans. For this reason, she and Josh will schedule an appointment with the printer and discuss their plans to mail ‘save the date cards’ several months in advance of the actually invitations being sent to the regular guests who live in the local vicinity.
Now only the arduous task of deciding who will or will not receive the invitations is left. Both her and Josh will decide this together – something that will not be easy since the guest list will be dictate by the size of their budget. Besides, the church only holds 350 and their list of friends, relatives and acquaintances is huge. With this and the invitations in mind, they are both aware that many are bound to be disappointed. The guest list and invitations are going to have to be pruned and then perhaps kept secret? No, no way!