Post # 1
We have planned our wedding for September of this year. we have made a lot of the plans but have decided, for many reasons, to take a different direction. We want to do a destination wedding, combining our wedding & honeymoon in Vegas. I have not yet told anyone of the changes & I am a little concerned about how to tell people like my bridesmaids, who have already agreed to be in the wedding party but prior to the wedding being an actual trip somewhere. We plan on inviting everyone we would invite if it were local, although I know wehave a lot less people attend. How should I approach this subject with people? How should I word it on invitations? people think it is in Poulsbo so I feel strange being like “oh wait, change of plans.”
Post # 3
@BruderLove: We just did the exact same thing! We cancelled our wedding and have decided to elope and have a weddingmoon in either St. Lucia or Jamaica.
I applaud you for doing what’s best for you and your FI 🙂 don’t worry about what others think. It’s your day, your life, and you need to be happy not them!
We aren’t inviting anyone, but if I were you, I’d position it that you guys are excited to be doing something different now and you really hope they can still celebrate with you. Don’t apologize or feel bad about it…You’ve done nothing wrong!
Post # 4
@BruderLove: I’d probably just tell people by word of mouth first – the ones that already know your wedding details.
Unless you sent out Save the Dates to these people with the Poulsbo location?
If you sent out Save the Dates, I’d send out another mailing (after you booked your venue so you have an official date), that gives them an update of the new date/place. Maybe even make one of those free wedding websites with accomodation/travel info.
But, if you get all this info and it’s really close to the actual date you’d send out wedding invitations – then I’d just do the invitations and extra month in advance (not the typical 8-12 weeks) so people can plan better.
(Hey our idea changed fifty billion times!)
If you do invite them all to your Vegas wedding, techincally you’re supposed to get a venue/restauarant that would accomodate them all. Sometimes there is 100% attendance.
Because otherwise, you’d have to guess how many might come, find an accomodating venue for your guess – which has the possibility of going very wrong if you cannot accomodate everyone.
Unless it’s like 30 or less – then I’d just find a restaurant with a private room and book that for a wedding dinner.