Hello! This will be a bit of a read so feel free to skip if you aren't on that vibe right now lol
Backstory: FH and I are coming upon the weeks when we will make the call about our July wedding. We currently have planned a very small 40 person wedding, but we are most likely going to be cutting our guest down to just immediate family in light of the pandemic. If you think this is extreme, please keep in mind FMIL is VERY high risk and in extreme danger if she were to catch the virus. Also, guests would vary in all age including others that would be at risk simply for being old. Also, we simply don't want to put anyone at risk and a big guest list was never our priority, it's always just been about our love and celebrating with our close fam. Alsooo we want to make a solid call soon so we can adjust plans (catering, etc) and that takes time.
We have not yet sent out our formal invites, BUT everyone who is invited already knows that fact and has saved the date.
THE POINT OF THIS POST -
We need to "uninvite" people which yes is super cringey, but for the best. I would love to share the letter we have been working on to send out to everyone who was going to be receiving an invitation and would love all feedback (like gimme the raw thoughts that would pop into your head if you thought you were going to a wedding and read this). I AM SO WORRIED that people will be offended! Any insight is appreciated!!
To the dearest people in our lives,
Although we wish to be able to have the honor of your presence at our wedding, the current pandemic has forced us to make a very sad announcement.
After much deliberation, we will be modifying our original wedding plans. It disheartens us to have to tell you that this needs to include an extreme modification of our guest list. Between everchanging state regulations, and considering the risks of hosting guests from countless households (including those who are considered to be at high risk during these times), there were a lot of factors that went into making this tough call:
We have made the decision to have an extremely intimate wedding on our originally planned date of 7/11/2020, that will be limited to our parents and siblings.
As much as your presence will be missed, and we are extremely saddened to share this news, please know that we are making this call with everyone's health in the forefront of our minds, and we hope you will understand. Even though we won’t be able to celebrate in person for the time being, we are looking forward to the day when we can all gather safely and catch up on each other's lives.
Sincerely, and with nothing but love,
(sign our names)