Post # 1
Well, the title says it all – one partner is very ill and will not be able to attend our wedding. The spouse told us this at a recent visit although we figured it would be true some time ago. Since a couple is a social unit, do we address the invitation to both? Somehow to me that seems insensitive, given the circumstances. Any thoughts? Thanks for any guidance.
Post # 3
Yes. Still address it to both.
Post # 2
Astra: I would still address the invitation to both of them. I think it would be insensitive not to. You can always include a lovely handwritten note saying that you know that ___ won’t be able to attend but you wanted __ to know that their presence was wanted and would be missed.
Post # 4
Astra: I think you should address the invite to both, to let the person that can’t attend know that you would like to include them even if they can’t come. It almost seems ruder to me to leave them off the invitation. You could always include a short handwritten note if you want saying something to the effect of ‘hey, we know you can’t make it but we wanted you to know we were thinking of you’ . . .
Post # 5
ISIS639: julies1949: Thank you so much for your guidance – I will indeed send it to both and a note – that’s a great idea.
Post # 6
emstar168: THank you, yes I will do that – I appreciate your input! 🙂