With so much uncertainty in the last year, many couples have chosen to reschedule their wedding dates to a later time. Wedding postponement cards can help streamline this process as a quick + easy way to inform your friends and family. Here are a few guidelines to consider when sending change the dates.
Once you and your partner have decided to postpone your wedding, the best timeline for sending wedding postponement cards is as soon as possible. While there’s no perfect time to inform your guests, a quick timeline allows them to reschedule their own plans as well, especially if they’re traveling from out of town for your wedding.
Send a Card
Couples have two choices when it comes to sending wedding postponement cards. You can mail a change the date in the mail, or send a virtual card via email to your guests. Depending on the size of your guest list, both are great options. We recommend sites such as Minted and Papier to find a variety of styles and formats for all weddings.
What to Include
While your wedding postponement cards do not need to be as formal, we recommend matching the colors or theme of your change the date cards to your original wedding invitations. They can be as simple as a photo of you and your partner, a quick note to family and friends, and the new date you have chosen for your wedding. If you are still deciding on a new date, you can use language such as “We’ll be in touch soon with our new date.”
After you’ve informed guests of your new date, be sure to contact your vendors with your postponement as soon as possible. They’ll work with you to reschedule and rebook anything necessary for your new date. If you’ve created a wedding website, don’t forget to update your date here as well so any future visitors to the site can be reminded as well. You can also create a FAQ page for common questions that guests may have about the postponement.
And most importantly, stay positive! Postponing your wedding can be stressful, but choosing a new date gives you something to look forward as you wait to celebrate your upcoming nuptials with family and friends.
Check out our guide to rescheduling your wedding for more tips + tricks, along with how to plan a virtual wedding if you’re opting for an online celebration!