DEAR HARRIETTE: I am wondering about the etiquette on sending wedding invitations internationally. For example, I have family in Europe who will not be able to attend my daughter's wedding. Should I still be sending them an invitation even though we have spoken and they won't be attending? -- Wedding Post, Baltimore
DEAR WEDDING POST: If you plan on sending wedding announcements with a picture of the couple from the wedding, you can wait to send that to your relatives. That is a nice memento that guests, friends and relatives often appreciate.
Should that not be your plan, feel free to send an invitation to your European family members. Attach a handwritten note that tells them that you are sending the invitation to them as a memento so that they are included in the circle of love, even though they cannot join you on this auspicious day.