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White Lotus

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Re: Wedding invitation with confusing wording
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2013, 11:17:21 AM »
I think rather than "gesture" invitations, announcements, mailed the first postal day after the wedding, are the way to go.  The "gesture" invitation seems to cause a lot of drama around here. One could always phone those people who almost certainly can't come and ask them personally if they would be able to come while making out the guest list, which gives you a chance to visit and involve them in the event by talking about it, and accommodate special needs if they can come.  That would cut down on a lot of drama, too.
Getting a block of rooms at a negotiated discount is so usual that I am surprised anybody would mistake it.  I would expect "as our guest" to be included if the hosts were paying.  Once were were happily surprised when we called to make our reservation and were told our room charges were courtesy of the hosts.

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Re: Wedding invitation with confusing wording
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2013, 11:23:19 AM »
I think rather than "gesture" invitations, announcements, mailed the first postal day after the wedding, are the way to go.  The "gesture" invitation seems to cause a lot of drama around here. One could always phone those people who almost certainly can't come and ask them personally if they would be able to come while making out the guest list, which gives you a chance to visit and involve them in the event by talking about it, and accommodate special needs if they can come.  That would cut down on a lot of drama, too.
Getting a block of rooms at a negotiated discount is so usual that I am surprised anybody would mistake it.  I would expect "as our guest" to be included if the hosts were paying.  Once were were happily surprised when we called to make our reservation and were told our room charges were courtesy of the hosts.

I think that if the invitation had stated that they got a block of rooms at a discount, my mom would have been less confused.

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Re: Wedding invitation with confusing wording
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2013, 11:27:18 AM »
I am confused that she was invited as a "gesture" - what is that supposed to mean? Here, have an invitation to a wedding you aren't actually invited to?

NyaChan,  That's exactly what it means.  It was a courtesy invite to someone the bride and groom were pretty confident would not be able to attend.   Hopefully the bride and groom would have been delighted if the OP's mother had been able to attend.