Post # 1
After planning and planning, my fiancé and I have decide to take our savings, immediate families and jet to Hawaii for an intimate wedding (would love to call it an elopment but it doesn’t quite fit, lol) instead of having the 150+ person wedding we were planning. My only concern is that we already sent out our save the dates…we have already called all of our out of town guests, but we would still like to send out an announcement letting everyone know of our plans. We are thinking something very casual and informal (maybe via paperless post) but I’m not sure how to word the announcement.. Any ideas?
Post # 3
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
@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.