How to (Politely) Reject a Wedding Invitation

You’ve been invited, but you simply can’t afford it. You might despise the couple, or barely know them at all. Either way, here’s how to say ”no”

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Weddings are delightful events and, for the most part, the people who are invited to attend are eager to do so... right? Believe it or not, sometimes that’s not always the case. Read on...

A wedding guest asks: “I just received an invitation to a wedding and I don’t want to go. Are there justifiable reasons for turning down an invitation? How do I do it politely? Do I have to send a gift anyway?”

(See answer on next page)

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

This blog hails from, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites.

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