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After Pandemic Delays, a New Dilemma: Disinviting Wedding Guests

By Sarah Lyon

27 May 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The pandemic touched all areas of life and society. In this piece, The New York Times describes one very specific struggle for to be wed couples who postponed their wedding: uninviting guests.

Brissa Ortega and Devin Joll haven’t decided on the best way to inform some 35 of their friends, relatives and co-workers that they are no longer invited to the couple’s wedding in November.

Ortega, 33, a product marketing analyst at software security company Synopsys, and Joll, 34, at first planned to marry in August 2020. They had invited about 80 guests via phone and word-of-mouth before postponing the event because of the pandemic, telling any who asked that they planned to reschedule.

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