Post # 1
I just found out today that my uncle passed away last Friday. It’s sad, though not totally unexpected. (He was sick for awhile).
I was going to send our invitations next week sometime, though now I’m wondering if I should delay sending the invitations to my cousins and aunt a week or two. I feel like sending an invitation to a happy event right after a death is really insensative, and I’m hoping that a week or two can make it feel not so much.
My aunt I know is planning on coming and has all the general info, so I don’t think hers needs sending out RIGHT away. I’m honestly not sure if my cousins were planning on coming or not anyway, and I think they have all the information anyway (they got save the dates).
So…should is delaying sending them a week or two okay? Should I wait longer?
Post # 3
I would not wait. And I would not delay your aunt and cousin’s invites – it would suck if they found out other poeple got theirs first. Life goes on and they may appreciate having something pleasant in the mail that is not sad. Just my opinion.
Post # 4
My condolences for your family’s loss.
Do you happen to know when your uncle’s funeral will be held?
If it is being held in the next few days, I would hold of and wait until after the funeral and burial.
Post # 5
Send notes to your aunt and cousins at once, offering your condolences on their loss. They should hear that from you, before they hear about your plans to carry on and have a joyful celebration. Sure, they know and expect that you will carry on — but that is not their focus right now and not what they need to hear.
Your instincts are good, and you have plenty of time. Send their invitations, as Keisha_In_Love suggests, after the funeral takes place.