My fiance and I were initially planning on a small wedding . . . around 60 people or so. However, he just got out of the hospital following a heart attack (!), and we have to significantly cut back on the number of people b/c the stress just isn't worth his health.
We have already sent our save the date cards. However, now we need to make some drastic cuts (including family members that we felt we would absolutely invite). I know everyone who got a STD is supposed to get a formal invite, but I feel our situation might allow us to break this rule.
Can I just send printed (or handwritten) cards stating something to the effect of:
Due to recent health concerns,
the wedding of
Erin Smith and Ken Doe
will be an intimate ceremony with immediate family.
We appreciate your understanding,
and hope to get together at a later date.
Is there another way we could word this? Thanks for your input! :)