Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: Several members of my family and my fiancé’s have mentioned that they didn’t get their wedding invitations. They all knew they were invited, because they got the save the dates and when other people in the family got theirs, they knew there was a mistake. What should we do if our wedding invitations get lost in the mail?

Answer: Oh no. I’m sure you are feeling disappointed right now, but as with a lot of wedding mishaps — it could be worse. I’m sure that comes as little consolation at the moment. It’s time to start making calls and sending emails and texts. Reach out to anyone on your guest list from whom you haven’t received an R.S.V.P.. Enlist help from your fiancé and your other wedding helpers if it’s a long list. Let them know what you think happened and ask if they are planning to attend, so you can get a head count. I’m sure many will be relieved, having thought they were uninvited! You’ll probably have a good laugh over the entire thing once all is said and done.



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