(Closed) Change of wedding to intimate destination wedding – how to announce?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


Save the dates aren’t exactly invites. If your wedding timeline has changed and you’ll be doing your destination wedding several months before your original date, you could just send wedding announcements upon your return. That’ll take care of letting everyone know you’re married already. 🙂 

Post # 4
6122 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Tawniesue:  I did something very similar to you, and I had alrady sent out Save-The-Date Cards too.


We went the email route.  We only had 25 housholds to email.  I said something like, “The wedding of Jane and John scheduled for July 14, 2013 has been cancelled.  The couple plans to marry during a private ceremony.  We will gladly reimburse anyone who has purchased airline tickets.

If they emailed back, then we were all good.  If they did not email back, we called them personally just to be sure.  Luckily no one bought tickets either!

If I had sent out invitations, then a mailed cancellation would be proper.


If I you already did the calling and undid the wedding, then I would just send wedding annoucements after your wedding.  I don’t think mailing your plans of getting married are necessary and could convey the wrong message.


Now I did have friend that often emailed me to ask what we planned on doing now since the Destination Wedding was cancelled.  Those people knew.

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