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Top tips for communicating a postponed wedding

As a result of the lockdown, many spring and summer brides and grooms will have had to postpone their wedding. Our hearts go out to all those who have had to put their big day on hold and we want to be here to help as much as we can. Read on to discover our top tips for dealing with potentially having to postpone your wedding and some wording advice to let your guests know that you have had to change the date via new save the date cards or wedding invitations.

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Top tips for dealing with a postponed wedding

We know that postponing your wedding must have been one of the hardest things to do but remember that it simply means that your wedding will be even more meaningful and unforgettable when it does take place later in the year or next year. Take a look at our advice for dealing with a postponed wedding to see what the next steps for you might be.

Keep up to date with the latest guidelines

Whilst it is easy for us to say, the most important thing to remember whilst you look at your options for postponing your wedding is not to stress! Many of the deciding factors will be completely out of your control so it is important to follow the latest guidelines surrounding the situation. Details of your big day may need to change but that does not mean that your wedding day is going to be any less special. No matter what, it will be worth the wait!

Whatever you do, do not look for updates multiple times a day! Refreshing the government advice pages is going to drive you mad and add unnecessary stress to an already distressing situation. Keep yourself distracted and try to stay positive. Get in touch with suppliers and immerse yourself in planning a new wedding day rather than dwelling on your postponed one!

Keep in touch with your venue and wedding suppliers

The first thing to do if you have to postpone your wedding is to get in touch with your wedding venue and suppliers. You will be able to discuss how postponing your wedding will work and the possibility of finding an alternative date when your venue and suppliers are available. Ask your suppliers whether your deposit can be transferred to another date later in the year and if not try to establish what parts of your wedding may be refundable depending on the contracts that you signed. If you took out wedding insurance, you will also want to get in touch with your insurance provider to see how you would go about claiming the different elements of your day. Remember that you may have to be patient with venues and suppliers who are also going through a difficult time in dealing with multiple wedding cancellations.

Prepare to be flexible with your new wedding plans

Postponing your wedding day can bring about a lot of complexity in trying to find a date when all of the same suppliers would still be available. This means that ultimately you may have to be flexible about changing certain suppliers, the number of guests you can invite and maybe even the theme or style of your wedding if you are moving from a summer to a winter wedding. Remember that getting married is what is important and that no matter what your new wedding is still sure to be better than you ever imagined. 

Inform your guests as soon as possible

You will want to inform your guests as soon as you know that you are having to postpone your wedding! You may be lucky enough to find a new date straight away in which case you can let them know directly when your wedding is going to take place, otherwise, you may need to send them an interim message simply letting them know that new plans are underway. Take a look below for some wording ideas for how to communicate a wedding postponement to your guests.

Mark the occasion anyway!

Whilst you will not yet be able to go out for a fancy dinner, celebrate with your financé on the day and plan a special candlelit dinner at home to mark the occasion. You can still celebrate your love for each other as you wait to tie the knot.

To avoid getting the blues on what would have been your wedding day, try to organise something with friends and family even if it has to be over Zoom. Send a link to loved ones so that you can all get together and virtually raise a toast to the bride and groom. You will see that everyone you love was also counting down to the big day and nothing will boost your spirits like seeing the love and support offered by your friends and family.

How can Rosemood help you if your wedding has been postponed?

Planning a wedding is stressful enough without having to take into account the exceptional circumstances enfolding around the world, that is why we have come up with two brand new services to support all brides and grooms-to-be start planning their new big day.

  • Free digital version of your previous invitations or save the date cards. Just let us know what details need to be changed and we will provide you with a free digital version of your new wedding invitations or change the date cards that you can email out to your guests via our website.
  • 50% off reprinted wedding stationery: printed wedding invitations and save the date cards make for great keepsakes so if you prefer to provide your guests with new invites, then we are here to help reduce the financial burden by providing you with 50% off your new order. To avail of this offer, please get in touch with our friendly customer service team via your online account.

How to let your guests know that your wedding has been postponed

Let your guests know as soon as you know that your wedding has been postponed and you have a new date. Reflect the same style as your original wedding invitation wording with a host of formal or informal options for your change the date wording.

Change the date and postponed wedding invitation wording ideas

Change the date 

The wedding of Nathasha and Liam has been postponed

Please save the new date:

24th October

 

A change of plans

The wedding of Georgia and Michael has been postponed

Their big day has been moved to 24th October

so they hope you can still join them to celebrate

 

Delay our date

Due to unforeseen circumstances,

we have had to postpone our wedding.

Please save our new date: 24th October

We hope that you will still be able to join us!

 

Resave our date

Due to the current situation,

we have decided to postpone our wedding.

We hope your dancing shoes can wait a little longer

and that you will be able to join us on our new date:

24th October

Save the new date

Our wedding has been postponed 

so we hope you can join us for take two 

on 24th October

 

Postponement

We regret to announce that our wedding has been postponed.

We hope that you can join us for our new big day

on 24th October

 

Love is not cancelled

Claire and Ryan are getting married,

just not yet!

Our wedding has been postponed

so please save our new date: 24th October.

 

We still do!

In light of the current situation,

we have decided to postpone our wedding.

Our new date:

24th October

We hope you will still be able to join us!

Wedding Postponed No New Date

Dear friends and family,

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we have had to postpone our wedding. We are looking forward to finding a new safer date in the future and will let you know as soon as we have set our new wedding date.

We hope that you will not have any problems with changing your travel and accommodation arrangements and that you will be able to join us when we finally get to tie the knot!

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Stay safe.