A bride-to-be has divided the internet with a question about sending out wedding invitations in the era of COVID.
Taking to the Modern Wedding Facebook page, the anonymous woman posed a sticky question.
“Dilemma of the day: I’m planning to send out invites soon for my wedding later this year,” she wrote.
“I know (coronavirus) restrictions could change and I just want to be prepared!
“Is it weird to send a note saying that un-inviting people is a possibility?
“How could I word that?”
The response to her question was mixed, with many saying un-inviting people was an absolute no-no and some suggesting other contingency options.
“It’s so tacky (to un-invite) people,” one person wrote.
“Just invite the people you 100 per cent need at the wedding.”
One person suggested the bride-to-be send out “Save the Date” cards.
‘Just invite the people you 100 per cent need at the wedding.’
“Have on there due to COVID-19 ‘we would love you to save the date, however until it’s closer we are unsure whether we will be able to have you in person or live stream the event’,” one person suggested.
Others said the bride-to-be should plan on the assumption that restrictions are in place – and add to the guest list later if restrictions free up.
On the other end of the spectrum, others said it was fine to un-invite people during COVID and that guests should understand the situation.
“I added a COVID note saying due to the unpredictability of COVID this invitation may need to change, to ensure we can still have the best day of our lives,” one recently-wedded person said.
‘Don’t do that’
There were some, however, that thought the mere suggestion of un-inviting people was hurtful.
“I wouldn’t bother hurting the people you love,” one person said.
“Please, don’t do that.”
The rules on the maximum number of people allowed at weddings in Australia varies from state to state.
Add to that the extra complication of inviting people from interstate, when hard borders keep going up and down, and you have a logistical nightmare.
“Keep the guest list to a minimum to be safe,” one person suggested.
“Say immediate family & a couple of your closest friends.
“Then, once things clear up, you can have a ‘post-wedding’ celebration.”