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People invited to Mini-wedding & Postponed celebration?

Kaylee, on August 10, 2020 at 12:41 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 4
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We just decided that we are getting married on 9.12 but will be postponing the celebration part. We will have about 30 people at the wedding.

We are sending out 'change the dates' to everyone not coming to the mini-wedding. What do we send to those that will be attending both?

Also! The people that are attending are our close family & a few friends. So we will be calling them all this week to tell them updates. The 'change the date' will not be how they find out, but I want them to know about the new date too.


Latest activity by Lynnie, on August 12, 2020 at 11:33 AM
  • Nicole
    VIP September 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I’d send them the same change the date but I’d also have some kind of invite for the mini ceremony so you can get your RSVPs. You can explain that they’ll get two pieces of mail when you contact them.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    You could either send them the same Change The Date card as you're sending everyone else, or you could create a new card to send them with the details for both events. That way, they only have to keep track of one piece of paper instead of two.
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  • Super August 2020
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    I sent change the dates to everyone who got an original save the date and just told the people invited to the ceremony about it. If we had sent invitations for the miniwedding, we would still have sent them new date magnets. I think as long as you tell them the whole plan when you tell them about the new date, you shouldn't run into any issues.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Hi Kaylee! As long as you really clearly communicate both the current mini wedding plans and the postponed big reception to those 30 core guests, you should be fine!

    I'd think about sending everyone a "Change the Date" and then separate invitations (or evites) for your mini wedding! 💌

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