(Closed) In a wedding announcement pickle….

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We postponed our date by almost a year too, and totally would have done something like this if the only reason we didn’t lose our money on anything was by giving them a new date. We did, however, have to cut our guest list down to 350 from 450 – yes you read that right! I know we’ll be offending some people. But honestly, weddings are about you guys as a couple, and I think you should do what you want to do in your heart- only invite those you really want to to the at-home reception. Maybe skip out on sending the announcements to the "no" guests, and then don’t invite them to the at-home reception, since as you said, they might not even know you didn’t get married and they aren’t that close to you guys anyway!

Also- totally play pictures from the hawaiian wedding throughout the night on a big screen!! Ooh, or do a NYE Luau!! (how do u spell that…)   

Post # 4
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow, this is unique. I agree with monalisa670, maybe just "forget" to send the announcements to those that you can’t invite. I would think after a year your guest list may change a bit anyway?

Post # 5
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I would wait to send announcements until after your reception.  If someone isn’t invited to the wedding, it’s polite to send an announcement (and in your case, they NEED an announcement since they know the first was cancelled).  I don’t think it’s rude, you probably lost a lot of money for cancelling the first and they should understand.

(On the "we don’t talk about this" side, I am curious if you already sent out Thank You cards to those who bought gifts from your registry?)

Post # 7
4 posts

I design wedding invitations and accompaniments.  I just recently had a couple go through a similar situation.  Our solution was to make 2 sets of announcements.  The first set announces your upcoming wedding and invites your guest to attend your reception.  The second set announces that you got married (past tense).  These are sent to people you did not invite to your reception.

Hope this is helpful.  I’m sure it will turn out fine!

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