My cousin just told me that she was just invited to a wedding this coming Sunday. She explained that the bride, a friend, emailed her this afternoon and invited her to the wedding at the last minute because some of her guests had just canceled.
The main dilemma was if she could tell her job, which she started a week ago, that she would need Sunday off. (She works in retail in NYC.) But my advice to her on this subject doesn’t matter to this post as much as the way she was invited at the last minute.
While many wedding-planning sites will mention an A-list and a B-list as it relates to your wedding guest list your B-list invites shouldn’t go out later than 4-6 weeks before the wedding. I’d recommend sending these invites 6 weeks before the wedding with your a-list going out between 8-12 weeks before the big day.
No one should feel like they were an afterthought.