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Just Said Yes October 2020

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Brooke, on August 7, 2020 at 9:36 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 4
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Hello! I am looking for brides that have sent out save the dates to a large amount of people but had to cut back their list. I'm curious if you have gone a certain way to say "sorry due to covid we had to cut back". Are you offering a live stream to those that you can no longer invite? If you have mailed something to them I would love to know how you worded your apologies. Thank you all in advanced. Also, rescheduling was not an option for us. Smiley ring

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Latest activity by Lynnie, on August 10, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    Lisa Online ·
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    We almost had to cut back our guest list (but ended up postponing instead), and I found this website that had some decent templates for wording a letter to send to guests that you have to uninvite: https://theeverylastdetail.com/coronavirus-wedding-postponement-email-templates-to-send-to-guests/


    I would recommend sending it the same way you sent your Save The Dates/invitations (mail, email, etc). If you're able to set it up, I also highly recommend a live stream! I'm sure your guests will understand the reasoning you have to cut down your guest list, and many of them would likely be happy to watch online instead. And, if you're able to record it the live stream, you would have the video of your entire ceremony as a keepsake.
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    Thank you Lisa! I'm hoping to find a decent live stream to include it in our "sorry we can't have you here cards"

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    You could have a Zoom meeting setup on a stationary laptop or tablet or phone or other device! Or have a friend/family member carry the device around (sort of acting as a videographer). There's also Skype, Facebook Live, Microsoft Teams, etc. Otherwise, you could always record everything and share it after the ceremony. Unfortunately, I don't have much knowledge on live streaming weddings, but I found this article that may be of more use: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/25/fashion/weddings/how-to-livestream-your-wedding.amp.html


    Best wishes!!
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    I would definitely set up a livestream of the ceremony that you can offer to those guests! Offering a virtual substitute definitely softens the blow a little bit, but in general I think everyone will be really understanding of your situation!

    Here's an article with some good tips: How Do I Downsize My Guest List if I’ve Postponed My Wedding? and you can also check out these forum posts from another brides in similar situations: Can you take back Rsvp’s??, Cutting the Guest List, and You are uninvited letter.

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