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Save the date - should I decline?

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Banhaha Sat 09-Mar-19 16:35:06

I received a save the date for an event I don't want to attend. It's over a year away. Should I let them know now I'm not coming? If so how do I do this politely? Or should I wait for the invite and decline then? If i decline the invite I'm worried they will get annoyed as they've sent the save the date so far in advance.

SheRaTheAllPowerful Sat 09-Mar-19 16:38:12

Difficult is it a wedding? Why don’t you want to go?

Banhaha Sat 09-Mar-19 16:42:59

Not a wedding, it's a big birthday get together. I think they will have invited lots of people. I don't want to go as it's a long way to travel and also I don't really know the person that well, just a friend of a friend thing. If they've sent a save the date then maybe I'm more important to them than I thought. That or they are sending them to lots of people.

mumonthehill Sat 09-Mar-19 16:44:29

We had a save the date recently for an event next year but we had to say if we would be going or not! It was really a let’s see how many people will commit to coming to our destination wedding 18 months before the actual day. I hated it and found it really hard to say either way, however if I knew we were definitely not going to go, I would have said so.

Banhaha Sat 09-Mar-19 18:23:50

@mumonthehill I think you are right and I should say now I won't be able to make it so they can invite someone else.

JeNeBaguetteRien Sun 24-Mar-19 22:26:45

Yes decline if you know you definitely can't make it, but if you like the person but just don't know them well enough to want to travel I'd set a reminder so you can send a birthday card at the time.

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