Just Said Yes August 2020

Disinviting Guests due to Covid

Taylor, on May 20, 2020 at 9:39 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 4

We decided to have a small ceremony and reception at our home since our venue cancelled, so we will be going from a guest list of 85, to 25. We already ordered personalized wedding favors for everyone, so I thought we would send out a note with the favor to everyone that we have to disinvite. Does anyone have an idea of what to say in the note to everyone that we have to disinvite? We plan on having a large party with everyone at a later date


Latest activity by Tina, on May 21, 2020 at 5:56 PM
  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I'm so sorry you have to downsize, but I'm glad you can still do this!

    Usually disinviting would be *awful*, but in the current situation, I'm sure everyone would understand. A lot of couples are having to do this, and I think most of them are citing current health guidelines, concern for their guests, and regret.

    However, if you're going to have a big party with all those people later, save the favor for then. Otherwise, it would seem like you aren't going to have that party/won't invite them to that one.

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  • Courtney
    Super September 2019
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    Sorry you’re having to change plans! Like a PPs said, there’s a few threads on here where people have shared the notes they’ve sent to their guests that won’t be able to celebrate with them in person. The main point is usually youre regretfully having to change plans to protect health and safety of all guests and loved ones. In your note you can include your hope that they’ll celebrate with you are the upcoming party and to expect an invite once that date has been set.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie Online ·
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    I'm so sorry you're dealing with this and trying to figure it all out!

    Instead of focusing on "dis-inviting" them, I would frame this as a "change of plans" due to the pandemic! Due to the circumstances I think it's fine to share that you'll be "tying the knot privately" or "with your families" on the wedding day and hope to be able to celebrate with everyone soon!

    We've started putting together some tips here: How Do I Downsize My Guest List if I’ve Postponed My Wedding? and you should check out how this other WeddingWire bride approached her similar situation: You are uninvited letter!

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  • Tina
    Dedicated June 2020
    Tina ·
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    Sorry you have to downsize. We are in the same boat. We decided to have a live feed running during the ceremony so people who would have been there are still invited, they will just now be invited virtually.
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