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Wording for wedding invitations w/ covid implications

JJ12, on July 8, 2020 at 4:45 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 2
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Our wedding is October 31st in Puerto Vallarta this year. We are coming up to the time where we need to make a postponement decision. Three weeks ago I would have been very confident saying it's happening. Now, so much has changed with that (rising cases, continued political discourse, etc etc!) and we don't feel so confident. The problem is if we don't postpone, we need to start getting on top of some things, like invitations. I have an invitation designer and shes has done all the design but printing and shipping might take 2-4 weeks.... but we aren't making a final decision till mid August. I feel like thats not enough time to get them printed, shipped, and then sent out to our guests. We want to give 3- 4 weeks to RSVP ( we are doing online RSVP)

My question- would it be weird if on the invitation we get them printed with all the normal info ( locations, room blocks, shuttle, RSVP info, the whole "together with their families " lingo but NOT put the actual date. We would just say on the infor card, for full date ,times, and addresses please visit our wedding website. I feel like this is the only way I can get them printed and it not be a total waste if we do end up postponing.

Any other ideas if that wouldn't work? I feel for all the other fellow covid brides out there =(


  • Neeva
    Rockstar September 2020
    Neeva ·
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    We included a covid insert with information but put our date on our invites. I think your idea of not putting the date on the formal invitation could work as long as it's clear and obvious on the info card included.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    What does your invitation design look like? Could you get them printed without the date and hand-write the date in once you've decided?

    Adding the date on an insert card would definitely work as well, but I'm worried if you only list the date on your website that you may get a lot of questions from your guests!

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