Wording for How to Un-Invite Someone from Your Wedding

I know. It’s heartbreaking. It’s not what anyone wanted. But you’ve already sent your wedding invitations to your full guest list and now you have to cut that list of people because CDC guidelines of your venue don’t allow your original 300-person guest count. How do you politely un-invite someone from your wedding?

Here are some wording options for un-inviting someone to your wedding:

Our love has no limits, but germs do.

While we had hoped to be able to celebrate this day with all of our closest friends and family, this year had different plans and we will instead, be holding an intimate ceremony. Please be sure to raise a glass for us from afar and we hope to be celebrating this milestone with you once the world is in a safer place.

At no time in our memories have friends and family been more important elements in our lives than right now! That heartfelt emotion adds to our disappointment as we have to adjust our wedding guest list to an intimate number. As a safety precaution during this challenging pandemic, we are keeping our gathering small, while making the best decision for our families. In lieu of any wedding gift you were going to send, please make a donation to the Humane Society in your area. With much love and apologies for un-inviting you, ________.

For safety, are you opting to have a smaller wedding? Here are some options that Hitch Studio can help you with!

Intimate Micro Wedding:
Intimate micro weddings are basically the original wedding you had planned, but with a smaller guest list of 10-50 people. The ceremony is followed by a reception, with the same schedule and details of a larger wedding, but done on a much smaller scale. This is usually to accommodate CDC guidelines on venue limits. Hosting an intimate wedding allows you to focus on the “quality not the quantity” of your wedding day. You also get to focus on celebrating it with your closest family and friends rather than entertaining a huge group of people.

Pop-Up Wedding:
Pop-up weddings are multiple weddings (maybe 3-4) held at the same venue with the same vendors within the same day. Each pop-up wedding is allotted a 3 hour time block. It’s a budget friendly and overall less complicated option that allows vendors to save time by servicing multiple couples in a single day, making it a less expensive option for you. Check to see which venues (or which wedding planners) in your area would consider doing something like this!

An elopement involves the couple, officiant, and about 10-20 guests. An elopement is more ceremony-focused rather than incorporating the party element and other details of a larger wedding. However, tiny versions of your planned wedding day, such as the champagne toast and cutting of wedding cake are possible while saving the big party for a later date. This option also saves on time, energy, and money without sacrificing the style and sentiment of the day.

Let Hitch Studio help you plan your wedding (no matter the size) and design your custom wedding invitations (or un-invitations). 🙂 We can customize the wording so it fits your personality. Contact us today to get started!

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