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Future Mrs. B
Devoted August 2020

covid Microwedding

Future Mrs. B, on July 15, 2020 at 10:43 AM Posted in Planning 1 10
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Hi,

FH and I have decided to have a microwedding of just our immediate family and wedding party instead of a big, traditional wedding in the future. I'm not sure how to let our guests know and what to say. Any helpful advice is appreciated!

Thanks!

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  • J
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jakia ·
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    This is something my fiancé and I are really considering as well. We are going to elope next week which is our original wedding date. But for the wedding we want to do a micro wedding too. I would like to receive advice on this topic.
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Is the reason due to COVID? Have invitations already been sent? Has anyone made travel plans? Have any wedding party members been selected? If not, then maybe just state due to concerns with COVID 19 we decided to do a smaller wedding and will keep it to intermediate family. We hope you understand.

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  • Marissa
    Devoted October 2020
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    So I'm doing this same thing. What I'm doing is sending out cards to all the guests that we have to cut. I am also personally texting them or emailing them first just letting them know what's going on, so they're not taken by surprise when they get the cards in the mail. So far everyone has been really understanding and supportive. We're also having the option of live streaming the ceremony so guests can still watch it.

    Here's how I'm wording my cards:

    Dear family and friends,

    For the health and safety of our loved ones, we would like to inform you that (Name) & (Name) have made the decision to limit the ceremony and reception attendance to immediate family and wedding party only. In light of the situation, they will also be live streaming their ceremony via Facebook Live. You will be invited to a private Facebook group for more details. For wedding info and other updates please visit their website: (website url)

    Thank you for your love and understanding. We hope to celebrate with you in safer times!

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  • Future Mrs. B
    Devoted August 2020
    Future Mrs. B ·
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    This is really great! Thanks for sharing!!
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  • Future Mrs. B
    Devoted August 2020
    Future Mrs. B ·
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    Invitations were sent out but also postponement cards were also mailed out directly them to our wedding website for details. The wedding party was selected already and have all already purchased their wedding attire. Thanks for your advice!!
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Ahhhh I would do an electronic (why spend more money lol) way of letting the guests know that due to COVID you and your FH have decided to reduce the size of the wedding to follow safety guidelines. You appreciate the fact that were wiling to be a part of your special day. Maybe you can offer an online version that they can see. Also, maybe consider keeping the wedding party since they already purchased their attire? I think guests will be understanding it is due to COVID not getting better and maybe the online option could be a nice alternative?

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  • Future Mrs. B
    Devoted August 2020
    Future Mrs. B ·
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    Thanks for your advice! Yes, we will be keeping the wedding party. I was thinking of texting everybody but just not quite sure what to say. Thanks for your help!
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  • Morgan
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Morgan ·
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    My FH and I are doing exactly that for our September wedding--cancelling our venue and doing a ceremony with only immediate family and the wedding party in my parents' backyard. Our save-the-dates went in March after COVID started, so nobody had really made travel plans because of the uncertainty. We have been letting people know by phone and through family (parents informing aunts/uncles/cousins etc. on our behalf) and everyone has been very understanding. Many people who didn't want to travel to our state but had previously been invited were actually relieved by the update!

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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    No problem. I think most people get it. Heck do a text whatever ha ha ha or do a mass email with emails in the BCC. These are crazy times and you gotta do what you gotta do. Good luck!

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  • Britteny
    Dedicated July 2020
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    Yes I as well am doing a small ceremony with less than 15 people and live streaming through zoom tomorrow and a small dinner with toast and wedding cake 🎂
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